You can now help to support Techniquest’s charitable mission to promote environmental science by adopting one of our unique leafcutter ants for yourself or as a gift.

By adopting a Techniquest leafcutter ant, you can contribute to the sustainability of our environmental science exhibits and the promotion of vital messages regarding responsible environmental management.

Each person that adopts an ant will receive a gift pack which includes:

  • An authentic Techniquest certificate of adoption recognising both the donor and their ant
  • A glossy photo of our leafcutter ants
  • A fact sheet to learn more about the life cycle of our ants and how the colony develops
  • A set of antastic activities to complete
  • A personalised ‘thank you’ message from the Techniquest team
  • All proceeds will directly support Techniquest’s charitable mission and the provision of sustainable environmental science education

Complete the form below to adopt your ant today!


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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