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Extreme Earth

Date:

Sun 7 August 2022

Time:

All Day

Categories:


Science Theatre

Spend some time with us exploring earth, wind and fire in a world full of extremes, from the comfort and safety of your seat in this live science show.

What’s so wild about wildfires? How do tornadoes work? Why does lightning spark across the skies? What’s lovely about lava? When the earth moves, how can we make buildings and the people inside them safe?

Discover all this and more as we journey across the globe to find out why wild things happen when you live on a planet that’s spinning at a thousand miles an hour, with a molten core, a thin layer of gasses to protect it from the vacuum of space — and an ever-changing climate to add to the mix!


Tickets

Tickets to this show can be purchased when you buy admission to Techniquest. Once you’ve added your admission tickets, you will be given options to book this as an add-on.

Age guidance: 5+

Our live science show presenters adapt to the audience in front of them, so anyone from 5 to 95 should find plenty to engage with!

You may not find the live demos as relevant for under-5s, but please check with staff before booking if you’re unsure.

Additional information

  • Duration: 30 minutes. Don’t worry if your show ends after your admission time slot has finished — it doesn’t count towards your time on the exhibition floor.
  • £2 per person (must be booked in conjunction with a valid admissions ticket)

Medical considerations

If you have pacemaker or other implanted medical device, we will advise you to sit towards the back of the Science Theatre as one of the demonstrations generates an electrical field, which may affect some devices.

If you are a wheelchair user and you also have pacemaker or other implanted medical device, unfortunately we would not be able to admit you to this particular show, as the wheelchair spaces in the Science Theatre are very close to the stage.

 

Find us

  • Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  • info@techniquest.org
  • 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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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.

    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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