It displays science in a way that will engage and teach people of all ages. Techniquest has a worldwide reputation for creating programmes and exhibits, and our staff includes leading experts in science communication. They develop and sell programmes and exhibits to science centres all over the world.
Founded in 1986, by Professor John Beetlestone and his colleagues from Cardiff University, its first site was the gas showroom opposite Cardiff Castle. In 1988 it moved to a pre-fabricated industrial building in Cardiff Bay, with 100 exhibits; it was here that it launched its education programmes for schools. In 1995 it moved to its current site, the UK’s first purpose-built science centre, in Cardiff Bay. The building was formerly a heavy engineering plant; Paul Koralek of ABK Architects designed Techniquest around the framework of the original building.
There are currently 120 exhibits for the audience. Including a planetarium where you can sit amongst the stars and enjoy tales and myths around the constellations. You can also launch your own rocket or make a Smoothie by riding a bike. The possibilities are endless at Techniquest.
Techniquest offers interactive experiences that are accessible to all, and that have been enjoyed in its centre by over 5 million people since its inception in Cardiff in 1986.
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