Techniquest

We are creating opportunities which are of, by and for all. There are many ways you can get involved with Wales’ largest science and discovery centre.

Projects

We collaborate with a range of audiences and create participant led projects. Our projects enable us to:

  • Engage with a wide range of audiences
  • Reflect the cultural and social experiences of the local community
  • Build science capital in the local area
  • Collaborate, co-curate or co-produce interesting and relevant projects
  • Undertake research which supports the creation of Techniquest workshops, content and shows
  • Create life-long connections between individuals and STEM

  Current   Completed   Support

Connect Membership Tickets

Are you a local resident to Techniquest?

Our connect membership scheme was created to encourage individuals from the local area to engage regularly with Techniquest.

Apply for a Connect Membership

ESOL Classes & Hire Space

We are dedicating a space to our local area, that will be used for new, creative and relevant ways.

We will launch the space in spring 2020. In the meantime, we continue to work with a small number of groups from the local area to understand how to created a space which is of, by and for local people.

Find out more about our current ESOL (english as a second language) group that runs every Wednesday – ‘Friends’ 

  Enquire

Touring Exhibits

You could host one of Techniquest’s classic exhibits in your community space!

Apply for our annual ‘Exhibits in the Community’ scheme for the chance for your organisation to provide temporary home to one of our classic exhibits for a year.  Create a buzz in your venue by introducing one of our interactive classic exhibits and make your space stand out from the crowd.

If you’re unsuccessful in our annual scheme, enquire about our other hire options.

Audience research

Our audience research empowers individuals to share their knowledge and life experiences. Research helps us understand their world and connect their interests with science, education and community development, highlighting and addressing questions that are relevant to those who participate.

Whether you’re an organisation or individual, you can be involved in our research.

Research sessions are fun and interactive. Please contact us to discuss your needs and find out more about our current themes.

  Find out more

Local Events

Techniquest regularly attends local events to engage audiences in science-based activities. For events in Butetown, Grangetown or Riverside, contact us.

Upcoming events 2019:

  • Foster Walk, Wales Millennium Centre – September 29th 
  • Community: The connections between us (a Share Cardiff event), Techniquest – October 21st

Attended events 2019:

  • Grangetown Festival
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Festival
  • Taff summer fun day at Riverside Warehouse
  • The Homeless World Cup
  • Big Welsh Bite
  • Riverside Festival
  • Sikh 80th Anniversary event
  • Splendiferous Science, Sherman Theatre

  Involve us

We want YOU!

Do you want to shape the future of Wales’ largest science centre?

Connect with us to drive forward innovative projects.

The forum will:

  • Provide a voice for local people
  • Create a network of people to widen Techniquest’s audiences
  • Feed back project ideas

If you want to make a difference and you are proactive, get involved in our TechniConnect forum and build your science capital.

Have your say

Our Partners

We regularly partner with local organisation to help build, inform and deliver our projects. Some partners, to date, have included:

Share CardiffRadio Platfform, Repair Cafe Wales, South Riverside Community Development Centre, Cardiff Institute for the Blind, Shiloh Church, ACE Cardiff, The Bay Church

  Partner with us

 

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

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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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.

  •   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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