School trips to Techniquest

We’re delighted to be able to welcome back school groups to Techniquest in a COVID-secure way.

After the year we’ve all had with lockdown and the tough times young people in particular have endured being away from their friends and in-person teaching, what better way to help everyone re-engage with learning and social activities than by taking a trip to Techniquest?

There are so many options now to explore different aspects of the world around us through the new exhibits — and through some old favourites too, of course. And as always, the theatre show will help embed the learning for a specific curriculum strand.

School visits are available for 10am–12:45pm, 10:30am–1:15pm and 11:15am–2pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays & alternate Fridays during term-time.

What can my pupils experience?

With over 50 brand new interactive exhibits and more space to explore than ever before, you’ll be one of the first groups to visit us since the grand opening of our Science Capital extension.

Science Theatre

Why not add an amazing science show to enhance your pupils’ experience?

Autumn Term 2022

ShowKey Stage/sDates
The Human Body ShowKey Stage 214–16, 21–23 Sep 2022
All About MeFoundation Phase28–30 Sep 2022
5–6 Oct 2022
Animals and HabitatsKey Stage 212–14, 19–21 Oct 2022
MathamagicKey Stage 326–28 Oct 2022
9–10 Nov 2022
Dino DetectivesFoundation Phase16–18, 23–25 Nov 2022
The Forces ShowKey Stage 230 Nov 2022
1, 7–9 Dec 2022
Elf and SafetyFoundation Phase
Key Stage 2
14–16, 21 Dec 2022

Science shows are an additional £2 per pupil.

What has been done to make the experience COVID-secure?

We’ve taken steps to make your visit as COVID-secure as we possibly can, so you can visit without worrying about a thing:

  • No more than 3 school bubbles will be on site at the same time;
  • Techinquest will be ‘zoned’ so that classes remain separate throughout their visit;
  • You’ll receive a timetable for your visit to include 45 minute sessions on each level plus a show in the theatre and lunch.

How much does it cost?

Entrance to the exhibition, which now consists of over 100 different hands-on exhibits, is £5 per child. Entry to the science theatre, should you wish to see a show, is an additional £2 per pupil.

Teachers accompanying students will be free, as always!

How do I book?

We’d love to welcome you back to Techniquest as soon as the doors open — but do bear in mind that as we are limiting the opening hours for the time being, so that we can be as COVID-secure as possible, it’s best to get a date in your diary as soon as possible.

Simply fill in our enquiry form, and a member of our team will get back to you as quickly as they can.

School trip enquiry form


Find us

  • Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  • 029 2047 5475
    Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm Sat–Sun: 10am–5pm
    While we always endeavour to answer calls, when the centre is busy it may not always be possible.
    If you leave us a message we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

Opening hours

  • Techniquest’s opening hours vary — visit the Opening Times page to find out the current hours.

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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.

    We regret that there is no parking on-site at Techniquest.

  •   Who is it for?

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

  • I have a different question.

    Please see our dedicated FAQ page.

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