Techniquest

Special event
18 Oct (schools), 19–20 Oct (public)
All Ages
Free, advance booking only

Join us for a weekend of fun, facts and interactive environmental science, all for free.

Archwiliwch ein planed — Explore our planet, in partnership with UKRI Natural Environment Research Council, will feature hands-on attractions and in-person talks by the UK’s leading environmental scientists.

Visitors will have the opportunity to take a look and get involved, meeting the scientists that are delivering global environmental research, and learn about how we can live sustainably on planet Earth.

You will also be able to visit the Royal Research Ship, The James Cook, in Cardiff Bay — thanks to one of the world’s top oceanographic institutions, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

This is a unique opportunity to see first-hand what it’s like on a working research ship, with scientists and technologists often at sea for weeks at a time, carrying out critical research under difficult conditions. Please note that some restrictions apply.

For this special event on Friday 18 October, free schools’ places have been reserved for those that meet specific criteria, and we will be contacting eligible schools directly over the coming weeks.

Members of the public will be able to book free tickets to Techniquest, The James Cook, or both for Saturday 19 or Sunday 20 October. Please note however that capacities for these visits are strictly limited and tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • The James Cook: Accessibility & age restrictions

    Tours of the ship involve using several flights of steep stairs, negotiating narrow corridors and climbing over high steps.

    Any child aged 7 or under visiting The James Cook must be accompanied by an adult at all times, at a ratio of 1 child to 1 adult, and any child aged 8–15 at a ratio of 2 children to 1 adult.

    Neither buggies nor prams can be accommodated on the ship visit, and any babes in arms must be placed in a baby carrier (either front or back-facing) to allow hands-free access for the parent or carer concerned.

    NOC reserves the right to refuse access to the ship, if they feel it is not safe to do so.

 

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18 October (schools), 19–20 October (public)

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