Techniquest

Techniquest joins forces with “ground-breaking” global initiative

A worldwide initiative led by a leading US museum has selected Cardiff’s science discovery centre, Techniquest, to join its “ground-breaking” mission.

Spearheaded by Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network recently announced the educational charity as part of its prolific list of partner organisations.

As the only science centre to be chosen as part of its First Wave initiative, Techniquest will join a prestigious international network of 20 civic and cultural organisations over the next six months to fulfil its mission of nurturing and creating robust communities.

The initiative, which started last month, aims to deepen community engagement and strengthen relationships across the globe.

The news comes after the recent announcement of crucial funding for the educational charity. In July, the centre secured a whopping £5.7million in funding which will see its Science Capital project brought to life.

The Science Capital, which encompasses a radical transformation and extension of Techniquest’s current building, aims to create a scientific literate society across Wales, inspiring people of all ages with interactive STEM learning experiences.

The OF/BY/FOR ALL Network is a long-term programme which aims to create a world where cultural and civic organisations grow of, by and for their communities, sharing resources and connecting individuals.

Clare James, fundraising manager at Techniquest said: “As we march forward on our mission to make science accessible for everyone, it is incredibly important to us to work with our local communities to bring this vision to life.

“We’re delighted to be part of this ground-breaking programme. It’s incredibly exciting to have this opportunity to work alongside such a diverse range of organisations that are on a similar mission to Techniquest. To be selected by the network as one of only two UK organisations is all the more pleasing.

“Led by the inspiring Nina Simon from Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, we’re looking forward to learning from other organisations and how their teams work to tackle different problems.

“Looking ahead, we’re working towards becoming a sustainable, vital part of the community, and ensuring that Techniquest is a welcoming, relevant space where our communities feel comfortable, confident and connected.”

 

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

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.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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FAQs

  •   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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