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Techniquest at 30!

The UK’s oldest science discovery centre turned 30 this year! And the best bit is it’s right here in Cardiff.

Since it first opened in 1986 by Professor John Beetlestone and others from Cardiff University, Techniquest has led the way for science museums in the UK.

In Cardiff bay, the purpose built centre houses an exhibition floor, planetarium and science theatre.

Claire Jones, a local student said, “The exhibitions are really fun, but they also explain the science behind them.”

Techniquest also designs and makes exhibitions for other science centres.

Techniquest does a lot of work with school groups but that isn’t all they do. They are open to the public everyday, put on daily science shows and host after hours over 18s events.

They recently drew their anniversary celebrations to a close with a 80s themed after hours event.

Other celebrations have included a roadshow that toured South Wales throughout the summer and the installation of their new imagination playground.

creativity-playground

Just because the celebrations are ending it doesn’t mean the fun is, FabLab will be there every weekend until the end of November offering 3D-printing sessions.

Techniquest offers discounted entry after 2pm on Sundays and their student Wednesdays offer means students get £2 entry on Wednesday afternoons.

Save the date for the next after hours event on the 23rd February 2017 for all the fun of Techniquest with a bar.