Techniquest in Cardiff Bay welcomes visitors throughout the year

Opening times

10am–5pm on weekends and bank holidays, and seven days a week during local school holidays.
9:30am–4:30pm on weekdays during local school term time (Tuesday–Friday only).

We are closed on Mondays during school term time, but open on Bank Holiday Mondays and on Mondays during local school holidays.

As Techniquest is indoors your visit will not be affected by the weather. However, please be aware that at peak times the queue may extend outside where we cannot guarantee the weather!

Techniquest is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Admission prices

Ticket TypeEntry with Donation*Entry without Donation
Child (4–15)£6.50£5.90
Applies to seniors, disabled visitors, and students who show a valid NUS card
Age 3 or underFreeFree
Family Group
Up to 5 persons, max. 2 adults
After 3pm offer
Available for adult, child & concession entry on standard days. This offer is not available for Toddler Days, After Hours or any other special events.

* Techniquest is a registered charity and admission prices includes a voluntary donation of approximately ten per cent. This enables Techniquest to claim Gift Aid on 100% of the admission charge. All money raised goes towards supporting Techniquest and its aim to make science accessible to everyone.

Add a visit to the amazing digital Planetarium for an extra cost of just £1.50 per person.

Pre-booked groups visiting the exhibition are eligible for a special discounted rate. For more information, or to book, please telephone 029 2047 5476.

Regular visitor? Why not save money with an Annual Pass?

We accept Mastercard, Visa and Switch cards. Tesco Deals Tokens can be used to pay for full-priced (including donations) adults (£8), concessions (£6.50) and children’s (£6.50) entry. Tesco Deals Tokens are not valid for tickets which are already discounted e.g. Family Group admission, pre-booked groups or for Annual Pass membership.

Unfortunately, Techniquest is not able to accept personal cheques.

Coffee shop

Take a seat in Coffee Corner and choose from its wide selection of locally-sourced drinks, sandwiches and snacks.

You don’t have to purchase a ticket to visit Coffee Corner — just pop in!

Opening times

10:30am–4:00pm on weekends and bank holidays, and seven days a week during local school holidays.
10:30am–2:30pm on weekdays during local school term time (Tuesday–Friday only).

Special offer — summer 2017

Coffee and cake for just £3!

Get a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and a delicious slice of cake for just £3 this summer.

Drinks included: Tea / Latte / Americano / Cappuchino / Espresso / Café au lait
Cake included: Victoria sponge / Gluten-free loaf cake (carrot & walnut / coconut & lemon / chocolate & marshmallow)


You will find puzzles, science kits, Welsh souvenirs and a wide range of books, games and much more in Techniquest’s shop — the largest gift shop in the Bay.

You don’t have to purchase a ticket to visit the Techniquest Shop, so you can drop by any time the centre is open.

Special offer — summer 2017

Flying Science
Was £15, now just £12 when you show your Air-Mazing show ticket!

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.

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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 our visitor 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 techniquest.

  • 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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