03/05/2024

The science discovery centre in Cardiff Bay has been awarded a funding boost from the ScottishPower Foundation to support the second phase of its Ocean Extravaganza Project. Building on the existing programme, Ocean Extravaganza: Part II involves adapting the live science show for a new audience and extending its reach across Wales through digitisation. The funding from the ScottishPower Foundation will enable Techniquest to reach out to more than 4,000 children and young people with an inclusive and high-quality educational…

09/02/2024

  LOVE IS IN THE AIR AS THE SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTRE WELCOMES ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 18 TO JOIN THEM FOR AFTER HOURS: LOVE ON THE BRAIN If you’re looking for somewhere different to pop the question around Valentine’s Day this month —especially given it’s a leap year — Cardiff’s iconic Science Discovery Centre may well be just what you’re looking for: and as the venue now hosts weddings too, it could be the perfect match for any science-loving…

10/11/2023

Anyone aged 50 or above can experience a child-free visit to the science discovery centre this month, at the next Over-50s’ Science Café.   Tuesday 14 November will see a takeover at Techniquest for those of a more mature vintage than usual, as an adults-only Science Café gets underway from 1pm that day. The theme will be the marine environment and guests will be treated to a live science show in the Science Theatre, produced with support from the Scottish…

06/10/2023

Three new night-time events will be enjoyed at the centre in the coming months — but only if you’re over 18. The first takes place on Thursday 12 October from 7pm when guests will be able to get hands-on with all of the mind-boggling machines and puzzles the centre is famous for, as well as trying out the newer exhibits that have proved so popular since the opening of the Science Capital extension. Special guests from the Royal Society of…

06/09/2023

Thanks to generous funding from Scottish Power Foundation, the Live Science team at Techniquest were able to develop a brand-new show for their Science Theatre that took audiences on a virtual deep dive, learning all about oceans and the amazing creatures that live in them. The show covered topics such as the warming of the seas, the impact of plastic pollution and gave an insight into the stunning complexities of the marine environment, focusing on what could be done to…

08/06/2023

At the annual awards ceremony in London this week, Techniquest took the top spot in the category for Best Venue for STEM Learning.   Set up by School Travel Organiser magazine, the initiative is the only national awards programme of its kind and celebrates learning outside the classroom, raising the importance and profile of school visits. The ceremony was attended by nearly 300 people including professionals from across the school travel sector, teachers and school staff. With eighteen awards presented…

21/04/2020

Many third sector organisations are facing significant financial challenges as the lockdown in the UK continues. Techniquest -an educational charity and Wales’ largest science discovery centre- today joins the #EveryDayCounts movement to draw public attention to wider financial impacts and convince Government to do more to support all third sector organisations. #EveryDayCounts is the latest from the Charity Finance Group (CFG), who are actively campaigning on behalf of third sector organisations and asking the UK Government for financial support during…

13/04/2020

Techniquest has been a part of Cardiff for nearly 34 years — engaging its visitors with interactive shows, hands-on exhibits and unique workshops; all with a connection to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Techniquest is the place to go for those out-of-the-ordinary experiences. Whether you sit back and admire the galaxies in space from its 360° Planetarium; check out a workshop session in their Lab facility; or even party the night away at their special After Hours events, Techniquest…

07/02/2020

Techniquest will host the opening event for this year’s Cardiff Science Festival – a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). An iconic venue in Cardiff for more than 30 years; Techniquest has been pivotal to STEM engagement in Wales and has welcomed millions of customers since opening. On Thursday 13th February, visitors can interact with 2-floors of STEM-related exhibits, be entertained by unique busking activities and get a taster of what else to expect from the week-long…

09/10/2019

Techniquest manages the Nuffield Research Placements Programme in Wales. Nuffield Foundation -a UK-wide funded programme- gives young people the chance of gaining skills and confidence in science and research through exciting research-based placements. This week, Techniquest will host a celebration event for the successful 2019 students. 59 students across Wales completed a Nuffield Research Placement of between 4-6 weeks during the summer-holidays this year. Techniquest – the UK’s longest established science centre – is hosting an official Celebration Event for…