the Educational Charity in Cardiff Bay

Plan your Visit

  • Opening Times

    Local Term Time

    Tuesday-Friday9.30am-4.30pm
    Weekends9.00am-5.00pm

    School and Bank Holidays

    Monday-Friday9.00am-5.00pm
    Weekends9.00am-5.00pm
  • Admission Charges

    Ticket Type

    Entry With Donation*

    Entry Without Donation

    Adult

    £7£6.30

    Child (4-16)

    £5£4.50

    Concessions

    £5£4.50

    Family Group (2 adults and up to 3 children)

    £23£20.70

    *Techniquest is a registered charity and admission prices includes a voluntary donation of approximately ten per cent. This enables Techniquest to claim Gift Aid on 100% of the admission charge. All money raised goes towards supporting Techniquest and its aim to make science accessible to everyone.

    Add a visit to the amazing digital Planetarium for an extra cost of just £1.30 per person!

  • How to Get to Techniquest

    By train:

    There are regular train services from Cardiff Queen Street to Cardiff Bay Station – Techniquest is just a 5 minute walk from Cardiff Bay Station.

    By bus:

    Take the regular 'Baycar' service number 6 from the city centre, or the number 8 from Heath Hospital or the city centre.

    By bike:

    We provide facilities for bicycle storage at the side of the building. Techniquest cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage to bicycles that are stored here.

    By car/coach:



    From outside Cardiff:

    Leave M4 at junction 33 and follow brown signs for Cardiff Bay on the A4232 dual carriageway.

    From within Cardiff:

    Follow signs from city centre to Cardiff Bay and then the brown signs for Techniquest.

    Parking

    There are pay-and-display car parks opposite Techniquest in Mermaid Quay, and in Havannah Street, behind the building.

  • Events

    Techniquest has pleanty of events going on throughout the year, for all ages and interests. Here are some of our upcoming events:

    Don't Do this at home

    01, 07, 08 February 2015

    Have you ever thought about making a bazooka from a vacuum cleaner or a custard powered flame thrower? Hopefully not, but if you’d like to see how it could be done come to Techniquest for our Don’t Do This at Home show. Find out why you shouldn’t put metal in a microwave and what you should never put in your toilet. This show is full of thrilling science demonstrations using simple house hold equipment that you should definitely not try at home.

    Bubbles and Blasts

    14-22 February 2015

    If you like bubbles you’ll like this show. If you like fire and explosions you’ll absolutely love it. Watch as we make bigger and bigger bubbles, maybe one so big you can even fit inside it. You’ll also see square bubbles, glowing bubbles, bubbles that burst into flames and bubbles that go bang.

  • Facilities

    Techniquest is a leading interactive science discovery centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay.

    There are more than 120 hands-on exhibits, from an iconic giant pneumatic dragon to chunky puzzles, all waiting to be pulled, pushed and prodded!

    The Science Theatre hosts a programme of exciting shows for families at weekends and during holidays, and for schools groups during term-time.

    Experience the stars as never before in the amazing digital Planetarium. Gaze at the night sky whatever the time of day or weather, and learn about the constellations and some of the myths that surround them.

    There's something to keep everyone happy for a couple of hours or more... stop for lunch, and find gifts, books and science kits at the Techniquest shop.

    There is easy wheelchair access, including a lift, to all parts of the building as well as a disabled toilet. The hearing loop systems in our Science Theatre and Planetarium help those who use a hearing aid or loop listener. A Portable Induction Loop is also available for use at our Admissions Desk or in the shop and cafe.

    Disabled badge holders may park on the forecourt.

    Friendly, helpful staff are always on hand – please just ask if you need any assistance.

    Please discuss any specific needs you may have with us on 029 2047 5475.

    All this, plus all the sights of Cardiff Bay are right on the doorstep!

  • Information for disabled visitors

    At Techniquest, we pride ourselves on offering a warm, welcoming environment to all of our visitors. Our friendly staff are always on hand to provide assistance and to offer support for the varying needs of all visitors. We have provided some basic information below, which we hope will be useful, but if you’d like to chat to us about anything before you visit, then please give us a ring on 029 2047 5475 or email us and we’ll do our very best to help.

    Wheelchair access

    Access at the main entrance to the centre is completely level. There is easy wheelchair access, including a lift, to all parts of the building as well as a disabled toilet on each floor. We also have a limited number of wheelchairs which are available to borrow while you visit — just ask when you arrive.

    Essential carers visit free

    All essential carers of disabled visitors get FREE admission to Techniquest. Please just bring along a form of ID to process your admission on arrival.

    Pacemakers and implanted medical devices

    A small number of Techniquest exhibits are not suitable for use by anyone with a pacemaker or other implanted medical device. They are indicated by the symbol on the exhibit label. Please ask one of our Helpers for more information.

    Hearing loop systems

    The hearing loop systems in our Science Theatre and Planetarium help those who use a hearing aid or loop listener. A Portable Induction Loop is also available for use at our Admissions Desk or in the shop and cafe.

    Parking

    Disabled badge holders may park on the forecourt.

    General information

    Friendly, helpful staff are always on hand — please just ask if you need any assistance.

    Please discuss any specific needs you may have with us on 029 2047 5475.