“Summer fun at Techniquest!” — Guest Blog

To celebrate 50 years since the incredible moon landing, we’ve got plenty going on at Techniquest all throughout summer — including shows, workshops and experiments!

We invited Alina and her family (‘We Made This Life’ blog) down for the day to discover more and get up-close-and-personal with science.

**Disclosure — Alina was given free entry to Techniquest and provided with lunch for the purpose of the review. All opinions are honest and of her own.**

“If you are local to Cardiff you will have heard of Techniquest. It is a hands on science museum based in Cardiff Bay and we absolutely love it there and visit in most school holiday breaks. It is really easy to get to by car and is only a few minutes walk from Cardiff Bay train station.

This summer Techniquest are celebrating 50 years since humans landed on the moon and they have some great shows and workshops to get involved in as well as all the usual Techniquest fun.

We arrived and went straight into the Mission Moon show, which is included in your entry price. It was a fabulous show and suitable for all the family. The presenters were lively and jovial and really engaging and it kept all three of my bigger children (12, 8 and 5) enthralled. There were live science experiments and big bangs and we learnt lots about the mission to land on the moon 50 years ago. It’s a definite must see if you are visiting this summer.

After that we went to see the two Planetarium shows, one is for under 7’s (Star Stories) and the other for over 7’s (The Moon). These cost an extra £1.50 on top of your admission cost. The planetarium is quite small but it is an amazing space. You sit around in a circle and the skyline is projected above your head in a dome. The talks were both really interesting and levelled at the age groups well. Again they are interactive and you are able to ask questions of the person doing the talk.

The Star Stories show focused on the different constellations that can be seen in space and the Greek myths connected to them. It was really fascinating and the children loved looking at the shapes the stars made in the sky.

The Moon show for the over 7’s…”

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  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

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  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days, After Hours and Home Educator days.

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