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The Search for Life


Sat 15 February 2020


All Day


For many thousands of years people have looked out from the small blue dot we call Earth and wondered if we are alone in the Universe. In The Search for Life we will consider this question.

Find out how life is thought to have started on this planet, where life has been found in some of the most extreme places on the Earth, and how we can use this new-found knowledge to search for life on other planets and moons in the Solar System.

Beyond our Solar System, around distant stars, new planets are being found all the time. May they hold the secret we are looking for?

If we find life, will it be simple life, such as bacteria, or will we find an intelligent alien looking back at us wondering if they will ever find another race they can contact?

Join us in our exciting show as we Search for Life.

Additional information

  • Suitable for ages 7+.
  • Duration: 25 minutes.
  • £1.50 per person in addition to entry to Techniquest. Annual Pass holders are entitled to a complimentary planetarium show on each visit.
  • Please note: unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated in our Planetarium.

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475

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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  •   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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