What's on

Home Educator Day


Thu 8 June 2017


1:30 pm–4:30 pm


Materials (Key Stage 2) in the Science Theatre

Investigate the different types of materials that make up our Universe.

Which material takes up most of the space in a room? And what are the gasses that make up the air around us?

Race bubbles to explore properties of liquids, and sort solids into different groups. Can you identify solids that are natural from those that are made? Predict what happens to solids in severe cold – can you make a nail out of blutack with the help of liquid nitrogen? Can you freeze and thaw a flower? What happens when you rapidly cool air-filled balloons?

Materials Support Resources (English)

Materials Support Resources (Welsh)

Woodland Wonders (Foundation Phase) in the Planetarium

Why is Mercury covered with craters and Mars too cold for us to live on?

Explore our Solar System and find out why Earth’s position amongst the planets is perfect for life. What did astronauts find when they visited the moon?

Find out how we learn about planets, galaxies and stars that we haven’t visited and discover how long it would take to drive a car to the moon, or to walk around the whole Earth.

Woodland Wonders Support Resources (English)

Woodland Wonders Support Resources (Welsh)

To make a booking, please ring 029 2047 5476 or email us.


Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475

Opening hours

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

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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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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