Exciting changes are coming! Get the latest updates and info before you visit.Read more about it
x

Techniquest

Exciting changes are coming! Get the latest updates and info before you visit.Read more about it
x

Current Projects

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.

The programme creates clear pathways for Girls Who Code alumni from secondary education, into the computing workforce.

We’re working with partners across Cardiff to deliver sessions to girls in our local community. Whether you want to become a partner or join in, contact us for more details.

Sign up here!

Partner: Cardiff and Vale College and Grangetown Hub

Building Our Community

G. Oakley & Sons, the building contractors working on our new extension, have generously sponsored an exciting new project which will engage people living in the local area with the construction of The Science Capital. Building Our Community invites groups from Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside to monthly site visits to experience and track developments and find out more about a different career in engineering and construction each month.

Adam Oakley, Managing Director said, “Increasing diversity within the construction industry is important to us and we’re delighted to be able to support Techniquest and people living in the local area. We’re looking forward to encouraging people to think differently about the range of careers available within the construction industry.” Participants will use their experiences to co-create a visual piece for Techniquest’s new community room, to be launched with The Science Capital. We want to learn about important buildings or landmarks in your community that you’d like to create as part of the project.
To get involved in Building Our Community, sign up here or email connect@techniquest.org

Sponsor: G Oakley and Sons ltd.

 

Community-led project at Canal Park

Techniquest is working closely with the family learning team at Cardiff and Vale College to develop a sustainable project for the Canal Park development, aimed at bringing sport to the Butetown community.

The collaborative project will be led by the ideas of the community, through the facilitation of Audience Research sessions, provided by Techniquest.

The project is currently in its infancy. However, we aim for it to be STEM focused, taking into consideration the needs and wants of the local community and provide clear educational pathways.

Partners: Cardiff and Vale College: Families Learning Together

Environmental Art Workshops

Techniquest is supporting the Grangetown Art Trail by becoming one of the partners to facilitate a zoo enclosure.  Funded by The National Lottery Awards for All, the 3 creative workshops leading up to the art trail weekend, will be based around conservation of our local natural environment. A chance to learn about the science of conservation and ecology while having fun and working together to explore creativity. 

Led by Grangetown artist, Johana Hartwig, supported by the RSPB and other local artists, the workshops with provide expert conservation knowledge and art experience. All materials will be provided, with final pieces displayed in Techniquest’s new community room.

Workshops include:

  • Mono-printing Wildlife
  • Algae Card Model Making
  • Techno Fish Life Drawings
  • Fishing for Treasure

Aimed primarily at ages 55+, however we positively encourage people of all ages to attend. Free refreshments will be provided. 

Tickets are free, but limited. Contact connect@techniquest.org to reserve your place.

Audio Tours

Techniquest is working towards increasing accessibility for individuals with visual impairments or are hard of hearing. We are are working with groups and individuals who  can support us in creating user-friendly content and devices.

Consultation Partners: Wales Council for Deaf People and Cardiff Institute for the Blind

Do you have feedback about your experience at Techniquest? Complete our Accessibility Form.

Working with local photographers

We are building on our hugely successful photography exhibition project  by developing a project that supports employability and deepens our relationships with individuals in the local community.

We want our marketing to be representative of our community, so we’re working with local photographers to capture imagery for our marketing material and website. The project will also help us to create new links with individuals within the area.

This project was influenced by the global initiative, OF/BY/FOR ALL.

Photographer: Zaid Djerdi

Pen Y Cymoedd & Vattenfall engagement pilot

The project will involve local community groups in the Pen Y Cymoedd area who played a key role in project development. Sessions will focus on how wind turbines work, the impact the site has had on the local environment, biodiversity in the area, wildlife and plants, atmospheric conditions and wildlife spotting exercises. Vattenfall use renewable energy sources and this project will highlight the importance of why they chose the Pen Y Cymoedd site.

Partners: Vattenfall, Cynon Valley Museum and Gwynfi Miners Community Hall

Explore Your Universe 2020

This is a free 6-week programme running between August and October 2020, with a focus on increasing knowledge on topics such as Space and Physics.

Techniquest will facilitate the multi-generational sessions with community partners by taking out kits that are engaging and interactive.

 

 

 

 

Costume Workshops (conservation and environment)

Techniquest are holding creative costume workshops, as part of the annual Butetown Carnival. Funded by The National Lottery Awards for All, the workshops will provide a chance to learn about the science of conservation and ecology while having fun and working together to explore creativity. 

At the end of the 3 workshops, you’ll have a final costume which can be worn as part of the carnival parade. All materials will be provided, with final pieces displayed in Techniquest’s new community room, post carnival.

Workshops are aimed primarily at ages 55+, however we positively encourage people of all ages to attend. Free refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are free, but limited. Tickets have not yet been released, you can however submit an expression of interest to connect@techniquest.org.

 

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

Newsletter Signup

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.

  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo
  • logo