Christmas at Techniquest

Santa’s Grotto

  7–8 & 14–15 December

  Admission + £6.50pp

Father Christmas and his Elf will be ready to meet all the children on the ‘nice’ list in a magical grotto on selected weekends in December.

After telling Santa what they would like for Christmas, each child will receive a gift (worth £3).

Spaces are extremely limited so your visit to Santa can only be guaranteed by pre-booking.

  Book entry + Santa visit

Kids’ Christmas Party

  Saturday 14 December, 5pm–8pm


Festive fun-seekers are invited to an exciting evening opening at Techniquest with access to two floors of hands-on exhibits, treats, music and entertainment — plus a special visit from Santa.

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After Hours: Christmas Laboratory

  12 December, 6:30pm–10pm


Get hands-on with two floors of exhibits at our adults-only evening, with a drink in hand and extra activities. Make your own Christmas tree wreath, take a tour of the night sky in the planetarium, help to power fairy lights for the tree, test your taste buds and more. 18+ only.

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Adult Lates: Christmas Party

  13 December, 6:30pm–11:30pm


You are invited to a night of festivities with our hands-on exhibits, street food, bars, music and entertainment. Bring your friends along to a venue which is guaranteed to be packed full of fun, fantastic food, your favourite tipples on tap and celebrate the magic of Christmas! 18+ only.

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The Great Sleigh Adventure

  7–8, 14–15 & 21–23 December

  £3.50pp extra

Join the newest North Pole division — the Arctic Circle — and overcome the disaster that has struck Christmas. Pieces of Santa’s sleigh are scattered across a snowy Techniquest. You and your team are in a race against time to defeat the towering snowmen, decipher secret blueprints and solve cryptic clues to fix the sleigh before Christmas comes around!

A Techniquest Christmas Carol

  Weekends and school holidays in December

  Included in entry

Get into the festive spirit with A Techniquest Christmas Carol, a fun show for all the family!

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Toddler Day

  Friday 6 December

Once a month during term-time, pre-school children have exclusive run of the exhibits. This December, your little ones can meet Santa as he takes time out of his busy schedule to pop in to Techniquest and say hello.

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Arctic Wonder

  Weekends and school holidays in December

  £1.50pp extra

Take a journey to the North Pole to explore the geography, the weather and the wildlife of this icy land in this brand-new immersive dome experience.


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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