Techniquest

Foundation Phase/Key Stage 1 programmes are presented with the help of Delyth, a cheeky and inquisitive young dragon, who is on hand to help answer questions and inspire pupils in science and mathematics.

Each programme consists of a Science Theatre show, time on the exhibition floor amongst the many hands-on exhibits, plus post-visit materials, thereby offering teachers a complete package of activities to support their teaching.

Each lively presentation in the Science Theatre lasts approximately 25 minutes, after which pupils explore the exhibition floor. Here they are guided by their own curiosity, and engage with a variety of interactive exhibits that encourage them to experiment.

A visit to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay is FREE for School Members, or just £5.00 per pupil for non-members. Additional charges may apply to some programmes. Supervisory adults are admitted free of charge.

For more information on Techniquest’s Education Programme or to make a booking, please ring 029 2047 5475 or email Techniquest.

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Foundation Phase/Key Stage 1 programme — at Techniquest

Shows

Included with admission charge

All of Techniquest’s Science Theatre shows encourage pupils to learn through investigation, discussion, and collaboration.

Delyth, Techniquest’s cheeky and inquisitive young dragon is on-hand to help pupils apply ideas and solutions to practical maths and science tasks and real life problems. Pupils must identify, collect and organise information in order to answer questions that have been posed by Delyth and Techniquest’s presenters.

During the shows, pupils are asked their opinions on what might be the outcome of certain experiments, before volunteers join Delyth on stage to participate in challenges and demonstrations. Afterwards, the whole group is asked to reflect on what has been achieved and suggest simple explanations.

Summer term 2019

NameDates
Fairytales9–10 May 2019
At the Seaside21–24 May 2019
Around the World4–6 Jun 2019

Autumn term 2019

NameDates
All About Me1–3 Oct 2019
Fairytales5–7 Nov 2019
Operation Earth26–29 Nov 2019
The Selfish Elf10–12, 17–20 Dec 2019

Spring term 2020

NameDates
At the Circus14–17 Jan 2020
Splendiferous Science25–28 Feb 2020
Science Showcase10–13 Mar 2020
Fairytales24–27 Mar 2020

Summer term 2020

NameDates
New Show — TBA7–8 May 2020
Around the World12–15 May 2020
At the Seaside23–26 Jun 2020
30 Jun – 1 Jul 2020
Bubbles and Blasts7–10 & 14–17 Jul 2020

Planetarium shows

Included with admission charge
Enter Techniquest’s digital Planetarium and take a journey through the Universe — discovering stars, planets and distant galaxies!

Planetarium shows are available most days throughout the school year.

The shows available are:
Blast Off!
Woodland Wonders

For more information on Techniquest’s Education Programme or to make a booking, please ring 029 2047 5475 or email Techniquest.

 

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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