Techniquest

Choose between a day of shows or Planetarium sessions in Techniquest’s portable, inflatable Starlab.

Whichever you decide to book, each option offers a highly interactive experience for all pupils, plus pre- and post-visit support resources.

All programmes are designed to encourage pupils to learn through investigation, discussion, and collaboration. Pupils must identify, collect and organise information in order to answer questions and complete challenges.

School visits are organised over the telephone so that on the day teachers can simply focus on the learning experience.

For information on costs of Techniquest programmes delivered at your school please ring 029 2047 5475 or email Techniquest.

Foundation Phase/Key Stage 1 programme — at your school

Starlab — now with fulldome high quality digital projection

Now, your pupils can see the stars as never before as they take a close up look at the Solar System.
With the new digital projector, your pupils will be immersed in the fulldome experience in this spectacular 360° Planetarium — without leaving school!

Techniquest’s Starlab is a mobile, inflatable planetarium that brings the night sky to your school hall. It can be set up in under thirty minutes and easily deflated to accommodate other uses of the hall during the day.

Techniquest’s highly experienced presenters can tailor shows to the ages, abilities and prior knowledge of pupils, as well as your educational needs and interests. If there is any particular aspect of astronomy you would like the presenter to focus on during the sky tour, whether it is science or mythology, planets or stars, feel free to discuss this when booking the show or with your presenter prior to the show.

  • Show length: 30–40 minutes
  • Maximum class size: 30 pupils
  • Maximum of 6 sessions per day
  • Requires: 4.2m headroom, 7.5m x 7.5m floor space and 240v ac mains power supply.

The shows available are:
I Spy in the Sky

Interactive shows

Invite Techniquest into to your school and transform your hall into a Science Theatre! With a variety of shows covering a wide range of topics, Techniquest’s presenters bring Maths and Science classes to life with animated experiments! Shows encourage pupils to question ideas, think independently, and stimulate an interest in Science and Maths.

Each show is designed to support the teaching of the Curriculum for Wales. All props and materials are provided by Techniquest, and post-visit resources, which offer extended teaching information and ideas for further classroom activities are available.

  • Session length: 35 minutes
  • Maximum class size: 30 pupils
  • Maximum of 4 sessions per day

The shows available are:
Body Bother (Suitable for years 1 & 2)
Materials Mystery (Suitable for years 1 & 2)
Music Makers (Suitable for reception and years 1 & 2)
Night Lights (Suitable for reception and years 1 & 2)
Party Maths (Suitable for years 1 & 2)

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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