Operation Earth starts!

The Easter School holiday sees the start of our new live science show 'Operation Earth'

Operation Earth is an exciting new family show exploring the amazing stories and science of the environment. It is an interactive show suitable for families with children aged 6 -11. 

We explore the environmental theme including participation in various activities including finding out what's in the air, what's in the oceans and how collecting pollen from flowers increases biodiversity.

Short videos from real life environmental scientists all help to make this  an engaging yet topical show.

And if you visit during the week over the Easter period the 'on campus' Grumpy Mule snack bar and cafe very close to our centre in 'K' Block will be open to provide a range of snacks , including pies, paninis and baps and hot and cold drinks.

Grumpy Mule will be open Monday 26th March— Thursday 29th March from 10am to 3.00pm and Wednesday April 4th to Friday April 6th 10am to 3.00pm

The Operation Earth Programme 

Operation Earth is a two-year national programme to engage, inspire and involve families with school-age children across the UK with the amazing stories, science and people of NERC’s world-leading environmental research, highlighting the relevance of contemporary environmental science issues to their daily lives and to society's future.

The Operation Earth programme is directed and project managed by The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres, in collaboration with NERC researchers and three ASDC members with considerable expertise in engaging the public with environmental science; The Natural History Museum in London, Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh and Eden Project in Cornwall. Eleven science centres (including ourselves and nearby Catalyst Centre) will start delivering this exciting programme to families in 2018. 


We need your thoughts to help us with our funding bids!

Techniquest Glyndŵr has just announced the successful conclusion of negotiations for an additional space that will soon be available for the popular Science Discovery Centre in Wrexham to engage new audiences in the excitement of science and technology.

The former TJ Hughes premises located between Chester Street and HenblasSquare, Wrexham has lain empty since 2011 when the retailer closed its doors in the town for the last time. With the signing of a 12 month agreement the building will now have a new lease of life, playing host to a programme of community science events, exhibitions and fundraising events which are being planned by Techniquest Glyndŵr to take place over the next year.

It is hoped that the events will be a prelude to the ambitious plans of North Wales Science Limited, the charity that runs Techniquest Glyndŵr, to move its operational base to the building in the centre of Wrexham in 2019.

Scot Owen the Centre Manager said:

“For a long time we have been looking at ways to have a more visible presence in Wrexham, and our current location has made it difficult to attract the sort of visitor numbers we want in order to ensure a longer term sustainable future for the centre.

The opening of the temporary town centre venue will be a great way to celebrate our 15th year of operation and we intend that this new presence will help ensure that Techniquest Glyndŵr will be thriving for many more years to come.”

Comments are now welcomed from our supporters including ideas on what could be incorporated within the new base - these would include activities, facilities, exhibitions or events.  We are interested to hear from our visitors, annual pass holders, schools we have worked with, local businesses and industry and anybody that would like to see a science discovery centre to be proud of being located permanently in Wrexham town centre.

Any of our bids for funding to make the use of the town centre building will need to demonstrate engagement with the wider community so please share your thoughts!

Please leave your comments and ideas below with your suggestions