Latest Offers

Great Savings with our Early Summer Offer

Take advantage of our fabulous offer for schools during the months of May and June only for In-Centre visits.

 

For a 50% reduction on the normal price charged per pupil from schools based in England (£5) you can book on to our special 'Colour Changing Chemicals' workshop we have made available for the offer -

 

A great introduction to useful lab skills, this workshop is an excellent transition activity for pupils in upper key stage 2, giving them a taster of secondary school science and an understanding of laboratory safety. The workshop introduces them to acids and alkalis, and then, using laboratory equipment, they make their own indicator which they can use to investigate the pH of different chemicals.

 

 

Alternatively, you can choose from over 33 workshops and shows for Foundation/KS1 to KS2 pupils (except for Dome shows) that are delivered at our centre here in Wrexham. And if you wanted an additional activity that would be just £1 extra per pupil. , which will be delivered to your school group at our centre.

Have a look at our programme in English or in Welsh and select your preferred dates and then send us a booking enquiry using the form on this page.

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North Wales' No.1 Science Discovery Centre

Our new website is under development, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please call 01978 293400

Wristband Offers

As a special bonus to your visit we offer the following offers each month - come in on the relevant month with your wristbands and claim your offer!

Contact Us

Phone: 01978 293400

Email: info@tqg.org.uk

Address: Techniquest Glyndŵr

Glyndŵr University Campus

Mold Road

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

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FAQ's

  • What is Techniquest Glyndŵr?
    Techniquest Glyndŵr (formerly TECHNIQUEST@NEWI) is a Science Discovery Centre with over 60 hands-on interactive exhibits that are designed to challenge visitors understanding of science in a fun and educational way. We also have a 60-seat science theatre where we host daily science shows based around a particular theme, such as forces, water and music! Shows change throughout the year so there is always something new to see. The show is included in the cost of admission. Places are limited so during busy periods we advise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
  • Do I have to pay to visit?
    Yes, Techniquest Glyndŵr charges a nominal admission fee to use the exhibits and see the science shows/activities. Admission is valid for the full day of your visit and you are free to come and go as you please. You can view our prices here.
  • Where is the centre?
    TQG Discovery Centre is located on the Glyndŵr campus at Plas Coch, Wrexham. We are clearly signposted from the A483/A541 junction.
  • When are you open?
    Techniquest Glyndŵr is open all year, 6 days a week from Tuesday to Sunday. We are also open Mondays during school holidays and Bank Holidays. You can view a calendar with our opening times here.
  • How long do we need to spend at the centre?
    Our research tells us that most visitors spend between 2.5 and 3.5 hours at the centre but everybody is different! Remember, not only do we have over 60 hands-on exhibits to keep you enthralled, but we also have daily science shows which can last up to 45 minutes – these are included as part of your visit.
  • How can I pay for our visit?
    We accept payment by cash, personal cheque (up to the value of your bankers card), Switch, Visa and MasterCard.
  • Is there anywhere to get something to eat and drink?
    We have a selection of cold drinks, crisps, chocolate and sweets available to consume in our seated indoor café area, in addition to picnic benches outside. You are also welcome to bring your own food to the centre. Please note that your entry sticker to TQG is valid all day, so you are free to pop out for lunch and return to the centre later on.
  • Does Techniquest Glyndŵr have a membership scheme?
    Yes! Our Annual Membership scheme offers visitors 12 months of unlimited admission for less than the price of three individual visits. Members receive discounts in our shop and additional benefits such as invitations to member-only events, science show previews and discounts at other local attractions. You can find out more about our Annual Pass here.
  • Can I leave my children at the centre and collect them later?
    Children 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during their visit. Unfortunately we cannot allow a child in to the centre unless they are with a responsible adult 18 years of age or older. This rule is strictly enforced.
  • What time are the science shows?
    Show times vary according to demand. A typical weekend schedule will include 2 shows, one at 1pm and the second at 3:30pm. Please check on arrival for that day’s schedule. Show seats are offered on a first come, first served basis and admission to the centre is not a guarantee of seeing a science show. We always try to offer more shows during busy periods, such as school and bank holidays.
  • I have a discount voucher, when can I use it?
    This will depend on the type of voucher you have. Please check the terms and conditions and the expiry date. We regret that we cannot accept out-of-date vouchers.
  • Can I get to the centre by public transport?
    Yes! Train and bus links are available, you can see more on our directions page.
  • Is there car/coach parking near by?
    There is parking available on the University campus for public visitors, however we cannot guarantee the availability of spaces. We regret that there is currently no provision for coach parking by the centre.
  • Do you have an access statement?
    Yes, you can view our access statement here.
  • How can I check for lost property?
    All lost property is handed in at reception. Please check there before you leave the centre to see if your item has been found. If you need to check after your visit then please call 01978 293450.

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Mission to Titan

Mission to Titan

Workshop: Key Stage 3
Available - In centre
This workshop focuses on autonomous mobile robotics placed within the context of a space mission.

Through experimenting with scale maps, careful programming, intelligent sensors and construction, you will explore your options to tackle the Titan landscape with your rover.

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Don't Hit the Lego Man

Don't Hit the Lego Man

Workshop: Key Stage 3
Available - In centre

Pupils work together to program a robot vehicle to stop before it runs over our hapless volunteer!

This workshop investigates the various ways of controlling motor function, basic programming, how many solutions can be found to the same problem (each with their own pros and cons) and provides an example of real-world robotics.

 

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Don't Hit the Lego Man

Don't Hit the Lego Man

Workshop: Key Stage 3
Available - In centre

Pupils work together to program a robot vehicle to stop before it runs over our hapless volunteer!

This workshop investigates the various ways of controlling motor function, basic programming, how many solutions can be found to the same problem (each with their own pros and cons) and provides an example of real-world robotics.

 

Book Now!

Toddler Days

Sea Creatures

Monday 9th July 2018

10am to 3pm (Last admission 2pm)

Dive in to discover Sea Creatures!

Hear about a little fish who tells some fishy tales in this underwater story time featuring Tiddler by Julia Donaldson.

Along the way you will find all sorts of sea creatures, from a seahorse to a dragonfish and a shark to a crab.

This is the last of this season's Toddler Days until the Autumn so come on down for this last chance to have some fun here with your little ones.

Toddler Days

Fun and Games

Monday 11th June 2018

10am to 3pm (Last admission 2pm)

Game for a mini sports day?

Join in with the sports day adventure story time and craft activity.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in a toddler mini sports day with egg and spoon, hula hoop and bean bag challenges.

Story Time is with the Frog Olympics by Brian Moses 

Toddler Days

Dinosaurs

Monday 14th May 2018

10am to 3pm (Last admission 2pm)

Dinosaurs come out to play this Toddler Day!

Dinosaurs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some are tall, some are small.

Some dinosaurs have horns and some have feathers.

Join the Techniquest Glyndwr staff for a dino-tastic story time and a themed hands-on craft activity.

The Story Time is The Dinosaur who Lost His Roar by R. Punter and A. Elkertone.

Toddler Days

Animals

Monday 9th April 2018

10am to 3pm (Last admission 2pm)

Have a Jungley welcome this Toddler Day!

We’re going down to the jungle but what will we find?

There are all sorts of animals doing the animal boogie!

Come along and join in the fun with an action filled Story Time of leaping, stomping, shaking and flapping it's Animal Boogie by Debbie Harter.

Toddler Days

Witches and Wizards

Monday 12th March 2018

10am to 3pm (Last admission 2pm)

Come along for a spell!

Come to Techniquest Glyndwr dressed as a witch or wizard and join this magical event.

If you don’t have a wand, then look no further because you can make you very own in the craft area.

And Meg and Mog feature in our story time this month.

Toddler Days

Pirates

Monday 5th February 2018

10am to 3pm (Last admission 2pm)

Yo Ho Ho! Ahoy there matey!

Join the Techniquest Glyndwr crew for a jolly Toddler Day with a Pirates theme.

And rhyming story time is with Julie Fulton’s book, ‘Bossy Jonathan Fossy’.

You can also help find some missing treasure and create your very own treasure chest.

Gwirfoddoli - gan helpu gyda digwyddiadau achlysurol

Helpu gyda digwyddiadau achlysurol arbennig

O bryd i’w gilydd, mae Techniquest Glyndŵr yn cynnal digwyddiadau arbennig i ysgolion a’r cyhoedd ar y cyd â mudiadau fel Y Sefydliad Ffiseg, Yr Academi Frenhinol Peirianneg neu’r Gymdeithas Frenhinol Cemeg.

Rydym bob amser angen pobl gyda chefndir gwyddonol neu ddiddordeb mewn gwyddoniaeth a pheirianneg i’n cynorthwyo yn y digwyddiad hwn drwy egluro un o’r arddangosion neu gynnal gweithgaredd gydag ymwelwyr hen neu ifanc.

Efallai gallwch chi fod yn Llysgennad STEM hefyd!

Oes gennych chi ddiddordeb yn unrhyw un o’r cyfleoedd? Cysylltwch gyda ni ar 01978 293400 neu anfonwch e-bost at info@tqg.org.uk neu drwy'r wefan hon

Gwirfoddoli - Helpu gydag un o’n gweithgareddau rheolaidd

Helpu gyda gweithgareddau rheolaidd

Mae Techniquest Glyndŵr yn cynnal dau ddigwyddiad misol lle mae cyfle i wirfoddolwyr helpu a gwneud gwir wahaniaeth.

  • Mae ein sesiynau ParthTechnoleg misol o 10:00 tan 15:30 ar ddydd Sadwrn ac maen nhw’n gyfle i blant ddysgu am robotiaid, cyfrifiaduron a chodio. Mae cyfle i unrhyw un sy’n ymddiddori mewn robotiaid neu godio helpu gofalu fod y sesiynau’n well fyth drwy gynnig cymorth gwybodus i’r rheiny sy’n cymryd rhan yn y sesiynau.

  • Mae ein Clwb Seryddiaeth yn cyfarfod unwaith y mis ar nos Sadwrn yn ystod misoedd y gaeaf er mwyn cynnig cyfle i blant (ac oedolion) ddysgu gwybodaeth hynod ddifyr am yr awyr gyda’r nos a’r Bydysawd. Os ydych chi’n seryddwr amatur, efallai gallwch chi sôn am nodweddion gallwn weld o’n telesgopau, neu helpu rhywun i sefydlu eu telesgop newydd er mwyn iddyn nhw fedru mynd ati i fwrw golwg ar blanedau a sêr eu hunain.

Oes gennych chi ddiddordeb yn unrhyw un o’r cyfleoedd?
Cysylltwch gyda ni ar 01978 293400 neu anfonwch e-bost at info@tqg.org.uk neu drwy'r wefan hon

Gwirfoddoli - Cynnig help llaw yn yr Ardd Wyddoniaeth

 

 

Bu’r Ardd Wyddoniaeth yn Techniquest Glyndŵr ar agor ers Medi 2017 ac mae angen gwirfoddolwyr arnom i helpu gyda’r broses cynnal a chadw parhaus.

 

 

 

Ymysg y gwaith bydd chwynnu o bryd i’w gilydd, plannu hadau a phlanhigion yn ystod gwahanol amseroedd y flwyddyn, tacluso dail a gweddillion eraill oddi ar y llwybrau, helpu peintio/diogelu’r ffensys a nodweddion eraill yr ardd neu helpu creu nodweddion ychwanegol fel blychau adar neu bethau bwydo adar.

 

 

Ymunwch â ni i helpu i gadw'r gofod awyr agored deniadol hwn yn lle y bydd ein hymwelwyr yn ei fwynhau ac yn gallu profi agwedd arall o'n cynnig gwyddonol.

Oes gennych chi ddiddordeb yn unrhyw un o’r cyfleoedd? Cysylltwch gyda ni ar 01978 293400 neu anfonwch e-bost at info@tqg.org.uk neu drwy'r wefan hon.

cysylltwch

Get In Touch

Phone: 01978 293400

Email: info@tqg.org.uk

Address:

Techniquest Glyndwr, Glyndwr University Campus, Mold Road, Wrexham, LL11 2AW

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Gwirfoddoli - helpu gyda chodi arian

Helpu gyda chodi arian.

Rydym bob amser yn chwilio am ffyrdd i godi arian tuag at ein gwaith er mwyn inni fedru ennyn hyd yn oed mwy o ddiddordeb mewn gwyddoniaeth a thechnoleg. Bydd ein tîm codi arian yn trefnu amryw ddigwyddiadau a gweithgareddau er mwyn cynhyrchu mwy o incwm i gynhyrchu mwy o incwm i gefnogi datblygiadau newydd – efallai gallwch chi ymuno gyda nhw!

Oesgennych chi ddiddordeb yn unrhyw un o’rcyfleoedd?
Cysylltwchgydani ar 01978 293400 neu anfonwch e-bost at info@tqg.org.uk neu drwy'r wefan hon

Funders

Techniquest Glyndŵr is an independent registered education charity, funded from a variety of sources. These include grants and service level agreements, donations and fundraising activities.

We are extremely grateful to all of our funders and donors who have helped us deliver excitement and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) over the years.

Current funders 

Funded projects: 

The STEM Transition Programme KS2-KS3
The STEM Transition Programme is a 27-month funded project from the National Science Academy Wales which enables Techniquest Glyndŵr to deliver STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities to support students as they transition from primary school to secondary school.

The Block Grant
The Block Grant enables Techniquest Glyndŵr to deliver a reduced cost centre based or outreach science curriculum education programme to secondary and primary schools in Wales.

Funded projects

Young Science Communicators
Young Chemistry Communicators is a project being rolled out by Techniquest Glyndŵr to enhance the public engagement skills of local sixth-form students and deliver chemistry related activities at events over the next two years.

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase
Spectroscopy in a Suitcase involves the delivery of workshops in secondary schools across North Wales and North West England supported by University based chemists utilising portable spectrometers to demonstrate the application of the technology in a real life context.

Chemistry at Work
Chemistry at Work  offers two special chemistry focused  events for year 9&10 students to take part in activities and learn first-hand the real world applications of how chemistry is used in many careers and industries. The students will have the opportunity to partake in hands-on chemistry based activities led by people working within chemistry linked careers. The two events will take place at Techniquest Glyndwr in Wrexham, North East Wales during Spring 2018 and at Bangor University in Gwynedd, North West Wales Summer 2018.

Funded projects: 

Secret World of Gases
The Secret World of Gases is a two-year national programme to engage, inspire and involve school-age children and their families with the amazing stories and science of gases

Operation Earth
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.

Explore Your Universe
‘Explore Your Universe: from Atoms to Astrophysics’ is a programme which has the the goal of ‘inspiring a new sense of excitement amongst young people around the physical sciences by sharing the amazing stories and technologies of STFC. It has been brought about by a strategic partnership formed in 2011 between The UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The programme  includes outreach visits to schools in North West Wales delivering Explore Your Universe workshops , bursaries for schools to attend the curriculum based workshops at the centre and presentation of the 'From Atoms to Astrophysics' science shows to the general public  visiting the centre.

Funded Project

The ‘Transportation and Navigation’ project
The ‘Transportation and Navigation’ project is a six month programme aims to engage the Portugese community of Wrexham with physicists and their work, through hands-on outreach activities and interactive demonstrations. The project will particularly focus on the important historical advances made by Portugese explorers in the areas of transportation and navigation, and will link these to the important research being done by physicists today.

Funded Project

Family Learning through Space Exploration project
Family Learning through Space Exploration project is A HEFCW-funded Reaching Wider Programme project which delivers a series of stargazing events for family audiences at six local primary schools . Amongst the activities that have been funded are trips into space inside our inflatable planetarium, live stargazing with telescopes and binoculars (weather permitting), star map (planisphere) workshop activity, space related craft and space themed experiment demonstrations.

Previous funders

Previous funders of Techniquest Glyndŵr include:

Funded Project:

Let's Go on an Engineering Adventure
Let's Go on an Engineering Adventure was a programme of events for the community of North Wales  delivered from May 2016 to July 2017. Its aim was to engage the public with engineering through activities led by local engineers linked to the theme of adventure.

This project was funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering 'Ingenious' scheme.

Funded project:

The Science Garden Project
The Science Garden offers a mixture of planted areas and features such as paths, raised beds and pond area, a composting area and a number of items of equipment that illustrate the primary scientific themes of Biodiversity, Renewable Energy and Recycling within the garden.

Funded from a variety of sources and combined with a significant amount of voluntary effort the garden is a major addition to the visitor experience at the centre offering the potential for outdoor educational activities involving the natural sciences as well as an attractive outdoor picnic space. 

Funded projects:

Chemistry on the go
Chemistry on the go aims to bring chemistry into the public domain. A range of hands on chemistry activities were developed to add to the current science busking kits  that Techniquest Glyndŵr uses to capture the attention of all ages of the public audience. Techniquest Glyndŵr developed a selection of simple chemistry experiments that can be demonstrated and tried by visitors to public events.

ChemNet - Chemistry Quiz Night
ChemNet - Chemistry Quiz Night is an annual event held at Techniquest Glyndŵr attracting entries of teams of science students from secondary schools in the region to take part in a light-hearted quiz night involving chemistry knowledge. The aim of the event is to involve students in membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry and consequent engagement with future activities.

Funded Project

STEM engagement activities
 STEM engagement activities (Science, Technology, Engineeering, Mathematics)  involving parents and children together have been organised and delivered by Techniquest Glyndwr  in a number of different schools across North Wales as well as at the centre. These have been funded by the North and Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership which aims to increase Higher Education (HE) participation from under-represented groups and communities (in particular Community First areas).

Funded Projects

The Numeracy Employer Engagement Programme
The Numeracy Employer Engagement Programme was a two year project delivered by Techniquest Glyndŵr between 2013 and 2015. It was designed to help school pupils and their teachers in secondary education by bringing to life the world of numeracy by  showing learners the links between the classroom and the working world and developing their numeracy skills , providing them with greater confidence with numbers. A legacy of the project has been a series of workshops that can still be delivered to schools either at the centre or through outreach. The workshops highlight the importance of numeracy across a whole range of subjects, through hands-on, practical and engaging challenges, and packed full of insight and advice from employers. In addition, a series of online videos are available featuring Welsh employers opening their doors to showcase the numeracy skills that can help learners achieve their ambitions, no matter what they want to do!

The Gender Equality project

The Gender Equality project was delivered by Techniquest Glyndŵr between 2013 and 2014  through funding awarded from the Welsh Government.

New activities were developed to take into account the different learning needs of individuals, the aim being to ensure no-one is discouraged from pursuing future careers in STEM because of their gender. Furthermore, time and resources was actively invested to raise the aspirations and interest of girls in Wales with STEM.

The project delivered;

  • STEM workshops, targeted at More Able and Talented girls or those with a specific interest in STEM, available to schools during 2013
  • STEM days, as special activity days delivered in conjunction with industry partners
  • Employer Engagements, consisting of an industry visit, interaction with industry professionals and Techniquest Glyndŵr workshops
  • Partnership of inspirational, successful women in STEM with local schools, delivering careers advice, motivational talks and mentoring opportunities.

A legacy of the project has been the embedding of gender neutrality by Techniquest Glyndŵr in the content and delivery of workshops together with their support and promotional materials. A series of workshops are still available for booking that directly address stereotyping of gender roles.

Partner Organisations

Techniquest Glyndŵr operates within a partnership that includes Wrexham Glyndŵr University, the Welsh Government, Techniquest in Cardiff and the Association of Science Discovery Centres.
We are grateful for the support of these organisations which enable us to deliver a high quality educational experience for students at primary and secondary level as well as the general public.

The Welsh Government provides funding that enables us to deliver a comprehensive programme of “Inreach” and “Outreach” STEM educational activity to Primary and Secondary Schools across North Wales.
The Welsh Government is the devolved Government for Wales.
www.wales.gov.uk

Website: www.wales.gov.uk

 

 

Wrexham Glyndŵr University supports us through provision of premises, IT support, Financial, HR and other services and supportive links to a wide range of Departments engaged in STEM activity. These enable us to enrich visits by schools through the experience of engaging with the advanced facilities and equipment available on the University Campus.

Based in Wrexham but with campuses and facilities around North East Wales, Glyndŵr University champions the spirit of enterprise and an outward-facing philosophy. Inspired by Welsh hero Owain Glyndŵr, the University aims to be bold, inspiring and enterprising in everything it does.

Website: www.glyndwr.ac.uk

 

 

Techniquest (Cardiff) supports the delivery of an outreach programme by Techniquest Glyndŵr to secondary schools across North West Wales. It also maintains the 65 interactive science exhibits in the Techniquest Glyndŵr centre, to provide an engaging experience to visitors.

Techniquest is an educational charity, established in 1986 and based in Cardiff, Wales. Their mission is to engage people with science and to motivate them to learn more and we also address science-related areas such as maths, engineering and technology.

It works extensively with public audiences, and provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement the formal education provision in Wales.

Website: www.techniquest.org

 

 

The Association of Science Discovery Centres (ASDC) is the UK’s network of over 60 science and discovery centres which supports its members towards their common goals of engaging all in science. Techniquest Glyndŵr is a member of ASDC.

ASDC is a registered charity whose aim is to bring together the ASDC membership to play a strategic role in the nation's engagement with science.

ASDC has provided funding to support the delivery of a range of special programmes including Astronomy workshops, the Destination Space  Programme associated with the UK’s first ESA Astronaut in the International Space Station, Secret World of Gases and Operation Earth.

Website: www.sciencecentres.org.uk

Volunteering - Helping with fundraising

Helping with fundraising

We are always looking at ways to raise funds for our work so that we can generate even more interest in science and technology.

Our fundraising team will be organising various events and activities to generate additional income to support new developments – perhaps you could join them!

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact us
Phone us on 01978 293400 or e-mail info@tqg.org.uk or via this website.

Volunteering - Helping with special events

Helping with special events 

 

From time to time Techniquest Glyndŵr presents special events both for schools and the general public. These would typically involve organisations such as the Institute of Physics, the Royal Academy of Engineering or Royal Society of Chemistry.

We always need people who have a scientific background or interest in science and engineering to assist at these events by explaining an exhibit or a running an activity with visitors young or old. Maybe you too could be a STEM Ambassador!

If you think you would like to help with any of our regular activities please contact us , by email on info@tqg.org.uk, by telephone on 01978 293400 or via this website

Amdanom ni

Mae ein safle wê newydd o dan ddatblygiad, os nad ydych chi'n gallu gweld beth rydych chi'n edrych am, ffoniwch 01978 293400 os gewlwch yn dda.

Dilynwch ni ar ein sianeli cyfryngau cymdeithasol i ddarganfod beth sy'n digwydd!

Rhannwch ein swyddi a 'hoffi' ni! 

Mandy Jones

Hello, I'm Mandy and my role is Senior Exhibition and Events Officer; I support the team of Supervisors to try and ensure that the centre runs as smoothly as possible and look for opportunities to host new exhibits and events.

I started working here as a Science Communicator when the centre first opened in 2003 and have enjoyed working here ever since in a number of roles and dealing with a variety of day-to-day issues.

I work closely with the Management and Office teams to develop future plans and identify new markets and opportunities as well as to try and identify and secure funding for the centre.

On a day-to-day basis I oversee stock ordering, finance and payroll submissions, Health and Safety compliance, along with any other site issues that may arise.

My previous roles have included Painter & Decorator, Mobility Aids Sales Assistant, Relief Manageress for Greenalls Brewery, Waitress, Nail Technician and, of course, in my spare time mother and grandmother to 2 daughters, 3 step-children, 4 beautiful granddaughters and 2 handsome grandsons.

During my spare time I enjoy travelling, entertaining, reading and on pleasant evenings — spending time in the garden.

Kath

I began working at Techniquest Glyndŵr in November 2013 as a Science Communicator and have since been appointed as a Supervisor as well as being part of the Science Communicator Team.

 I love the variety that working here brings! This involves working with children of all ages (both in centre and in schools on outreach) — it can also mean working in the shop, hosting birthday parties and fixing things!

Kal

Hello! My name is Kal and I was born and raised in Chester. I attend the King’s School, Chester and I study Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Economics at A-level.

I work as a Science Communicator here at Techniquest Glyndŵr meaning that if you don’t understand a particular experiment or exhibit, I will be your helpful companion in solving the challenge! My interests also include sport and music. One day, I hope to pursue a career in the sciences; preferably chemistry because biology is a bit tricky!

Kieran

Hello, my name is Kieran and I’m a Science Commuicator here at Techniquest Glyndŵr . I’m currently doing a degree in Evolutionary Biology after completing A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology at Ysgol Castell Alun. 

When I’m not talking to the public about science, I’m probably boring my friends with useless facts about science or reading about it. I also enjoy going to gigs and listening to music, particularly punk and folk. My favourite thing in life is a decent cup of tea.

Elidir

Hello, my name is Elidir and I started working at TQG around the end of March 2014. My hobbies include football, playing the guitar and going out to eat, as well as watching films like The Lord of the Rings! 

I??m currently studying Civil Engineering at Sheffield University after completing my A levels which included studying Maths, Physics and History.

Hope to see you all around!

Ed

Hi, I’m Ed and I’m from up North. I am currently in my second year of studying medicine at university in Manchester. When I am not in Techniquest Glyndŵr I am usually walking my dog (an adorable black Labrador-cross) or meeting up with friends. I have been playing piano for 12 years and love to listen to all kinds of music.

I have been with Techniquest Glyndŵr since July 2016 and thoroughly enjoy my job here as a science communicator! I hope to see you soon!

Bethan

Hi everyone! My name’s Bethan and I joined the Techniquest Glyndŵr team to work as a Science Communicator in 2014. I’m currently studying maths at Durham University. At  the moment I’m doing my degree abroad so you’ll only find me working at Techniquest Glyndŵr  in the holidays. Working at the centre is really fun and I enjoy talking to visitors about science and maths!

At university a lot of my spare time is taken up by ballroom dancing and playing my flute in an orchestra. When I’m home I also enjoy reading and playing the piano.

Jess

Hi, I’m Jess, a Supervisor and Science Communicator at Techniquest Glyndŵr.  My job involves presenting shows to families and school groups and ensuring all our customers have a great day. My favourite shows to present are the ones that involve fire or liquid nitrogen!

Before joining the Techniquest Glyndŵr team in March 2014 I spent three years at Aberystwyth University studying for a BSc in Animal Behaviour which I really enjoyed. I am now studying for a Primary PGCE at Bangor University and possibly a Master’s Degree after that. I still have lots I’d like to learn!

When I’m not working I enjoy going to the cinema and for meals with friends, reading, learning about wildlife and looking after my slightly grumpy cat.

Jamie

Hi everyone, I’m Jamie. I have worked at Techniquest Glyndŵr  since November 2011. I can honestly say I love my job. It is a really rewarding job and to see the customers happy is my main aim.

I studied a BSc (Hons) in Sport & Exercise Sciences at Wrexham Glyndŵr University and since then I have had many other jobs alongside my work at Techniquest Glyndŵr. When I’m not in Techniquest Glyndŵr I enjoy keeping myself fit and playing badminton.

Blythe

Hi, I’m Blythe and I started working at Techniquest Glyndŵr in October 2016. I am currently studying A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Welsh Baccalaureate at Coleg Cambria. I hope to achieve good grades in these in order to study medicine in the future. I would like to become a doctor.

In my spare time I enjoy volunteering at the Wrexham Maelor hospital, going to the cinema and seeing my friends. I have recently achieved my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award and I would like to start working towards the Silver Award.

Martin

Hi, my name is Martin Lewis. I joined the team in October 2015 after teaching science in the south of England for 30 years. Prior to that I worked for Hamworthy Engineering Pollution Control.

My interests include music and sport.

Kev

Hi there, I’m Kev and I’m a Science Communicator. I love all things to do with science and engineering, although it’s been quite some time since I studied them formally!

I have recently become a father which is obviously taking up most of my spare time right now! On those occasions when I have free time I’m usually playing football (badly), cooking up a disaster in the kitchen as a budding chef, or attempting to fly fish. I am learning to speak Welsh at the moment although progress is somewhat slow.

Apart from science and engineering, my favourite thing to do is eat anything sweet, and then try to burn off the calories.

Dafydd

CYMRAEG — 
Helo fy new i yw Dafydd. Rwyf yn gyflwynydd yn Techniquest Glyndŵr. Rwyf wrth fy modd yn cael y cyfle i gyflwyno sioe neu roi help llaw mewn gweithdy mewn ysgolion neu yn y ganolfan ei hun.

Mae cerddoriaeth yn ddiddordeb mawr i mi. Rwyf yn aelod o Gôr Meibion Bro Aled yn Llansannan ac wedi cael y cyfle i fod yn rhan o gynhyrchiad gan Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru. Cefais y cyfle hefyd i fod yn rhan o Gôr Yr Eisteddfod yn Eisteddfod genedlaethol yn Ninbych 2013. Rwyf wrth fy modd yn canu lle bynnag yr ydwyf.

ENGLISH -
Hello my name is Dafydd. I am a Science Communicator at Techniquest Glyndŵr. I thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to present a show or help out in a workshop at a school or in the centre.

Music is also a main passion of mine, I am a member of Bro Aled Male Voice Choir in Llansannan and have had the opportunity to be part of a production by Welsh National Opera. I also had the opportunity to be Part of the National Eisteddfod choir for the National Eisteddfod in Denbigh 2013. I enjoy singing wherever I am.

Dawn

I started at Techniquest Glyndŵr  in November 2011 and I love working here, especially the interactions with the kids that come to the Centre. I am particularly interested in the wildlife and conservation side of things. I was appointed a Supervisor in 2017 as well as working as a Science Communicator.

In the past I have spent time out in Honduras, including scuba diving and teaching reef ecology — and I even led a study visit for A-level students from the UK to explore the reefs.

I have recently completed my PGCE qualification as a teacher. In my time I have carried out bird surveys and worked with consultants RPS in the preparations for the Milford Haven Liquid Gas terminal — I like to think that the conservation work and impact monitoring now in place are directly as a result of my work there.

In my spare time I love walking, especially in coastal areas, scuba diving (of course!) and studying wildlife — I am especially interested in poo! It tells so much about the animals around and what they have been eating. Look out for me at the centre and ask me a wildlife question!

Clair

Hi my name is Clair and I’m a Science Communicator at Techniquest Glyndŵr . My favourite part of the job is knowing I may have helped inspire a young person into a STEM based career.

Before joining Techniquest Glyndŵr I worked for 8 years in retail but prior to that I trained as a Hairdresser at BCFTCS for 2 years.

When I’m not in work I enjoy days out with family and friends, reading and running around after my energetic 2yr old son.

Charlotte

I have worked at Techniquest Glyndŵr as an explainer/presenter since April 2009 and became a supervisor in June 2014. I work with both school groups and the public. I present our fabulous shows to the public on weekends and during school holidays. I also present to schools and community groups on outreach and in the centre. I have also spent a lot of time working with our LEGO kits and now I’m a little obsessed to be honest! 

I studied youth and community studies at Glyndwr University and since then I have had many other jobs alongside my work at Techniquest Glyndŵr including previous work as a school-based youth worker and as a project worker for children’s charity Barnardos Cymru.

I am currently on maternity leave looking after the new addition to our family, Teddy. When I’m not working, I’m usually with my friends or with my nose stuck in a good book. I am an avid traveller and have covered half of Western Europe.

Dawn Pavey

Hello, I’m Dawn and I’ve worked at Techniquest Glyndŵr  since 2011.

My previous roles include Explainer, Presenter and Supervisor, and I’ve also been fortunate enough to work on developing various aspects of the centre’s exciting programme of events. I’ve been the Projects Coordinator since 2013.

Whilst I have recently been appointed as Projects and Fundraising Coordinator at Techniquest Glyndŵr I am now busy looking after our new arrival in our family, Fred whilst I'm on maternity leave.

When at work I apply for funding to enable the centre to offer schools and the public access to new and existing programme of events without financial constraints. I’ve been involved in projects for pupils from Communities First areas, to support science transition for pupils moving from KS2 to KS3 and in the creation of new engineering themed activities for public events.

When not at work I relax by catching up with family and friends, reading good books and by making my own greetings cards. I have been a Guide Leader for over 10 years and although it takes up a lot of time, I thoroughly enjoy planning activities for my Guide Unit, as long as I can join in too!

If you, your business, organisation or trust is interested in partnering with Techniquest Glyndŵr please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01978 293948 when my very capable colleague, Hannah Marubbi will be pleased to talk with you.

Hannah Marubbi

Hi there, I’m Hannah!

When I first started at Techniquest Glyndŵr  I was a Science Communicator which involved spending my time going on outreach visits to schools, presenting in the centre and helping to develop new shows and workshops. I also helped to coordinate some of our projects. I am now temporarily filling the role of Projects and Fundraising Coordinator whilst my colleague Dawn Pavey is on maternity leave.

No two days are the same at Techniquest Glyndŵr, which is one of the main reasons I enjoy working here. Outside of work I love getting out and about - camping, hiking, kayaking - and I enjoy a good pub quiz with friends. 

I hope to see you at the centre soon!

Simon Brown

Hello there! I’m Simon.

I joined the staff team at Techniquest Glyndŵr in 2013 after a long career in community development in southern England and latterly in Flintshire and six years as a Communications Officer for a local sub-regional voluntary sector learning consortium.

Whilst I graduated in 1975 from Southampton University with an Honours Degree in Electronic Engineering (in the days before PCs!) my work since then has not been involved with science or engineering knowledge until I started work at Techniquest Glyndŵr, where a science background is obviously very useful.

I live in Chester with my wife Diana and we live in an energy-efficient “Superhome” which helps to reduce our carbon footprint. Being involved in environmental issues most of my life I work as a volunteer with a number of community groups where I live which all contribute to long term sustainability whilst my allotment which I cultivate produces lovely fresh and organic fruit and vegetables most of the year round.

My bike is my normal mode of transport and Diana and I are often riding our tandem around the area enjoying the local countryside, as well as the occasional longer trip which has included a ride from Chester to Istanbul and back. I also enjoy listening to (and occasionally dancing to!) a variety of ‘world music’ and every July sees us heading for the WOMAD festival in Wiltshire and in October to Musicport in Whitby.

Cerian Kassam

I started working at Techniquest Glyndŵr in September 2007 after completing a Primary PGCE and working as a supply teacher. During this time I became increasingly interested in education within non-formal learning environments.

During my time at Techniquest Glyndŵr I have been fortunate enough to have had a variety of opportunities and roles. These include Explainer, Presenter, Supervisor, Toddler Day Coordinator and now Education Officer. This range of experience is of great benefit when supporting colleagues.

Outside of work I am actively involved in my local church, enjoy playing the flute, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Claire Evans

Hello! I’m Claire. I’ve worked for Techniquest Glyndŵr  since 2005 in various roles, Explainer, Presenter, Developer, STEM admin assistant, Presenter Trainer Evaluator, Education and Outreach Officer and now Senior Education Officer. If something needs doing I’m usually the one who can help out!

I enjoy being able to meet a wide variety of people every day in my job, some as visitors to the centre, some on outreach and some in the meetings I attend to organise events.

Outside of work I am actively involved in Guiding, I am a Leader with a Rainbow and Brownie unit and enjoy working with the girls as they learn new skills.

Scot Owen

I graduated in 1998 from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with an undergraduate master’s degree in Chemistry. My main areas of study were medicinal and analytical chemistry. I spent a number of years working in the pharmaceutical industry for AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Wockhardt UK, in a variety of roles, including Analytical Chemist, Senior Process Validation Scientist and Technical Officer.

I then changed career, moving into Secondary School Teaching. During my time teaching I have taught 10-19 year olds across North Wales and also in Madrid. I have an enthusiasm for Science and for working with children and young adults.

I grew up in the Lancashire countryside but have called North East Wales my home for the last 13 years. My hobbies include reading contemporary science books and books by Paulo Coelho, listening to heavy metal music and watching my favourite football team. I also enjoy travelling throughout Europe and in particular Spain.

Ynyr

Hi, I’m Ynyr and I’m a Science Communicator here at Techniquest Glyndŵr. 

You’ll usually find me here in the centre at the weekends. So, if you’re stuck with one of our puzzles and need some hints, I can help you solve it - or if you want some further information about the science principles behind the exhibits, I can do that as well.

Teri

Hi, I’m Teri! I started work at Techniquest Glyndŵr  in March 2014 as a Science Communicator after being a stay at home mum to my daughter. In my role I work with a variety of people from little children through to the older generation, through speaking to them in centre to going out to events we attend, sometimes involving science busking. I really enjoy going to schools doing a variety of different workshops. I am also involved in our Lego and programming workshops. I was made a supervisor in August 2015.

I have will soon finish my studies at Glyndwr University where I’m doing a Degree in Computer Science; I have always had an interest in how computers work and what makes them work. This has grown since working at Techniquest Glyndŵr renewing my love of programming and how computers work, with a new interest in robotics. 

Outside of work I enjoy walking in the countryside, gardening and cross stitch. I can also be found attending a variety of different events and workshops to do with computer programming and technology.

Sophie

Hi there! My name is Sophie. I have been with Techniquest Glyndŵr since July 2016, and am thoroughly enjoying my job as a science communicator! I have just graduated from the University of Huddersfield where I completed my Chemistry Masters degree. I am passionate about all things science and learning and I am also a teaching assistant in a primary school.

In my spare time I enjoy ballroom and latin dancing, walking my dogs, socialising with friends, and travelling.

I look forward to seeing you at the centre soon!

Ross

Hello! My name is Ross, I come from Oxford and I work at Techniquest Glyndŵr  as a science communicator. I have a Degree in Zoology from Liverpool John Moore’s University.

I love visiting zoos and riding my bike when it’s not too wet and windy. I am also a big Rock music fan.

I am currently learning Welsh and, whilst progress is slow, I hope to be able to hold a conversation soon!

Rhiannon

Hi! I’m Rhiannon, I’ve been working at Techniquest Glyndŵr as a Science Communicator since September 2017.

I enjoy all aspects of science, but primarily I am interested in chemistry.I’m also a keen viola player, and play regularly with orchestras. I’ve been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales since 2015. I also love spending time with my two cats, Mimi and Emily.

Rachel

Hi, my name is Rachel. I am a Science Communicator and occasional Supervisor at Techniquest Glyndŵr  .

I’ve worked here for a few years now, and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoy my job! It’s great meeting new people each day, but also seeing so many of our visitors return time after time.

Rachael

Hello, I’m Rachael and I am a Science Communicator at Techniquest Glyndŵr  .

I graduated in 2001 from UMIST with a degree in Optometry. Since graduating I have studied beauty and I am now a qualified Beauty Therapist. It seems I can’t get enough of studying and I’m currently studying Acupuncture at Glyndwr University.

In my spare time I am learning to juggle. Hopefully that will be enough to get me into the circus.

Owen

Hello!

My name is Owen and I started working for TQG in October 2016 as a Science Communicator. I am currently at Coleg Cambria studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computing. In my spare time I enjoy computer programming and making things with my raspberry Pi like my robot.
I look forward to seeing you soon!

Matt

Hi! My name's Matt and I'm a presenter at TQG. You've probably seen me blowing things up in the theatre and making a lot of noise. I've been working here for more than two years and have enjoyed every minute of it!

In my spare time I enjoy making loud music in a band, angrily playing golf (I've perfected the art of topping the golf ball) and dyno-ing from crimp to crimp on climbing walls. I also consider myself a food connoisseur, spending many an evening enjoying numerous varieties of baklava!

Volunteering - Helping with regular activities

Helping with regular activities

Techniquest Glyndŵr currently has two monthly events where volunteers can help to make a real difference.

  • Our monthly TechZone sessions run 10:00 to 15:30 on a Saturday, providing opportunities for children to learn about robots, computers and coding. Anyone with an interest in coding or robots can help to make these sessions even better by providing knowledgeable assistance to those taking part in the sessions.
  • Our Astronomy Club meets once a month on Saturday evenings during the winter months and offers children (and adults) a chance to discover fascinating information about the night sky and the Universe. If you are an amateur astronomer maybe you could help explain features visible from our telescopes, or help someone set up their newly acquired telescope so that they can start on their own journey to explore the planets and stars.

If you think you would like to help with any of our regular activities please contact us
by email on info@tqg.org.uk or by telephone on 01978 293400 or via this website,

Opening Times

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We advise you plan to spend at least 2–3 hours with us. Last admission is 3:30pm. Zones 3, 4 and 5 close 30 minutes before the rest of the centre.

Show times

Science shows are run at 1pm and 3:30pm at weekends, and daily during school holidays. We may run additional shows according to demand. Minimum numbers may be required to run a show or workshop.

Food and drink

We have a selection of hot and cold drinks, crisps, chocolate and sweets available to consume in our seated indoor café area, in addition to picnic benches outside. You are also welcome to bring your own food to the centre. Please note that your wristband for TQG is valid all day, so you are free to pop out for lunch and return to the centre later on.

Any questions?

Please consult the FAQ.

Volunteering - Helping in the Science Garden

Science Garden entrance

The Science Garden at Techniquest Glyndŵr has been open since September 2017 and volunteers are needed to help with its ongoing maintenance.

This involves doing occasional weeding, planting of seeds and plants at various times of year, helping to tidy up leaves and other debris from the pathways, helping to paint/preserve fencing and other features installed in the garden or helping to construct additional features such as bird boxes, feeders etc.

Volunteers in the Science Garden

Join us to help keep this attractive open air space a place which our visitors will enjoy and be able to experience another aspect of our scientific offer.

If you would like to help with any of these activities please contact us via this website,
by email on info@tqg.org.uk or by telephone on 01978 293400

Join the Team

From time to time, as part of the continued development of the business, Techniquest Glyndŵr seeks talented and experienced science centre professionals. This ensures the continued high quality delivery and development of STEM engagement, CPD activities, funded projects, as well as activities for educational and public audiences.

We have a vacancy to join our team:

We are seeking a Centre Administration Assistant to join our team

Location: Wrecsam/Wrexham
Salary: £15,560 per annum pro rata
Part time : 30 hours per week
Closing Date: Friday 15 June 2018

The Centre Administration Assistant will work closely with the senior management team and with schools and appropriate external partners.

The post holder will support the business with administration of financial procedures and monitoring of departmental budgets such as processing invoices, raising Purchase Orders, weekly banking, monitoring petty cash, and processing transactions. You will also occasionally be purchasing items on behalf of the business.

The role will have responsibility for administrative procedures, monitoring bookings, and disseminating information across the business.

The Centre Administration Assistant’s role will require someone who is organised, computer literate with good awareness of IT and appropriate systems, and is self-motivated.

With an understanding of financial based processing and Customer Relations Management systems and proven financial experience, applicants will possess excellent communication skills, relating to both children and adults. Experience of preparing formal written reports is essential.

To apply, follow this link to Wrexham Glyndwr University's website where you will be able to apply online

 

 

Science Shop

Puzzles

Books

Visit Wrexham's only dedicated Science Shop!

Whether it's wallcharts, puzzles, kits, models or soft toys with a scientific theme you are after, why not visit our very own Science Shop?

We have a wide range of choice suitable for all ages at competitive prices.

And if all you want to do is browse you don't need to pay the admission fee to the centre.

And for those who are Annual Pass Holders you are entitled to a 10% discount on shop prices.

Puzzles

Models

Kits

Books

North Wales’ No.1 Science Discovery Centre

Our new website is under development, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please call 01978 293400

Opening Times

Monday   Closed  
Tuesday 10am      – 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am      – 4:30pm
Thursday 10am      – 4:30pm
Friday 10am      – 4:30pm
Saturday 11am      – 4:30pm
Sunday 11am      – 4:30pm

Monday 10am      – 5pm
Tuesday 10am      – 5pm
Wednesday 10am      – 5pm
Thursday 10am      – 5pm
Friday 10am      – 5pm
Saturday 11am      – 4:30pm
Sunday 11am      – 4:30pm

Tickets

Donation Standard
Adult (16+) £7.00 £6.35
Child (4-15) £6.00 £5.45
Concessions £6.00 £5.45
Age 3 or under Free Free
Any 4 Visitors £22.00 £20.00

Donation Standard
Adult (16+) £6.30 £5.70
Child (4-15) £5.40 £4.90
Concessions £5.40 £4.90
Age 3 or under Free Free
Any 4 Visitors £19.80 £18.00

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Toddler Day

Toddler Day

Special days for toddlers and playgroups.

Science Parties

Parties

Parties that are simply scientriffic!

Calendar

Check here to see what’s on!

TechZone

TechZone

Saturday programming club.

Contact Us

Phone: 01978 293400

Email: info@tqg.org.uk

Address: Techniquest Glyndwr

Glyndwr University Campus

Mold Road

Wrexham

LL11 2AW

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FAQ’s

  • What is Techniquest Glyndŵr?
    Techniquest Glyndŵr (formerly TECHNIQUEST@NEWI) is a Science Discovery Centre with over 60 hands-on interactive exhibits that are designed to challenge visitors understanding of science in a fun and educational way. We also have a 60-seat science theatre where we host daily science shows based around a particular theme, such as forces, water and music! Shows change throughout the year so there is always something new to see. The show is included in the cost of admission. Places are limited so during busy periods we advise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

  • Do I have to pay to visit?
    Yes, Techniquest Glyndŵr charges a nominal admission fee to use the exhibits and see the science shows/activities. Admission is valid for the full day of your visit and you are free to come and go as you please. You can view our prices here.

  • Where is the centre?
    TQG Discovery Centre is located on the Glyndŵr campus at Plas Coch, Wrexham. We are clearly signposted from the A483/A541 junction.

  • When are you open?
    Techniquest Glyndŵr is open all year, 6 days a week from Tuesday to Sunday. We are also open Mondays during school holidays and Bank Holidays. You can view a calendar with our opening times here.

  • How long do we need to spend at the centre?
    Our research tells us that most visitors spend between 2.5 and 3.5 hours at the centre but everybody is different! Remember, not only do we have over 60 hands-on exhibits to keep you enthralled, but we also have daily science shows which can last up to 45 minutes – these are included as part of your visit.

  • How can I pay for our visit?
    We accept payment by cash, personal cheque (up to the value of your bankers card), Switch, Visa and MasterCard.

  • Is there anywhere to get something to eat and drink?
    We have a selection of cold drinks, crisps, chocolate and sweets available to consume in our seated indoor café area, in addition to picnic benches outside. You are also welcome to bring your own food to the centre. Please note that your entry sticker to TQG is valid all day, so you are free to pop out for lunch and return to the centre later on.

  • Does Techniquest Glyndŵr have a membership scheme?
    Yes! Our Annual Membership scheme offers visitors 12 months of unlimited admission for less than the price of three individual visits. Members receive discounts in our shop and additional benefits such as invitations to member-only events, science show previews and discounts at other local attractions. You can find out more about our Annual Pass here.

  • Can I leave my children at the centre and collect them later?
    Children 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during their visit. Unfortunately we cannot allow a child in to the centre unless they are with a responsible adult 18 years of age or older. This rule is strictly enforced.

  • What time are the science shows?
    Show times vary according to demand. A typical weekend schedule will include 2 shows, one at 1pm and the second at 3:30pm. Please check on arrival for that day’s schedule. Show seats are offered on a first come, first served basis and admission to the centre is not a guarantee of seeing a science show. We always try to offer more shows during busy periods, such as school and bank holidays.

  • I have a discount voucher, when can I use it?
    This will depend on the type of voucher you have. Please check the terms and conditions and the expiry date. We regret that we cannot accept out-of-date vouchers.

  • Can I get to the centre by public transport?
    Yes! Train and bus links are available, you can see more on our directions page.

  • Is there car/coach parking near by?
    There is parking available on the University campus for public visitors, however we cannot guarantee the availability of spaces. We regret that there is currently no provision for coach parking by the centre.

  • Do you have an access statement?
    Yes, you can view our access statement here.

  • How can I check for lost property?
    All lost property is handed in at reception. Please check there before you leave the centre to see if your item has been found. If you need to check after your visit then please call 01978 293450.

Latest Offers

Please check back regularly to this page for our latest offers. 

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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Techniquest Glyndwr uses and protects any information that you give Techniquest Glyndwr when you use this website.

Techniquest Glyndwr is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Techniquest Glyndwr may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 7th May 2010.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you will be asked to tick the box so that you can click to indicate that you do or do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@tqg.org.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation in EU Legislation. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Techniquest Glyndwr Science Discovery Centre, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Terms of Use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern Techniquest Glyndwr’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term ‘Techniquest Glyndwr’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is TQG Discovery Centre, Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW. Techniquest Glyndwr is operated by North Wales Science, a company limited by guarantee (company number 04657911) and a registered charity (number 1102959). The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  1. The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  2. Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  3. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  4. This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  5. All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  6. Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  7. From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  8. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Scotland and Wales.

Booking Terms and Conditions

All bookings of 20+ persons made with Techniquest Glyndŵr (TQG) are bound by the following terms and conditions, irrespective of whether they are for a free or charged for activity. Please read the following paragraphs carefully.

Cancellations

If you wish to cancel your booking 4 weeks or more in advance of your scheduled date there will be no cancellation charge.

If you wish to can cancel your booking between 2 and 4 weeks in advance of your scheduled date then a £100 cancellation charge will apply.

If you wish to cancel less than 2 weeks in advance of your scheduled date the full charge for your booking will apply.

This could range from anything between £260 for a half day workshop up to £450 for a MAT day. Please refer to our published education programme for details.

We have had to impose these charges because it is extremely difficult for Techniquest Glyndŵr to obtain another booking at such short notice, and to cover the cost of any resources Techniquest Glyndŵr will have allocated for the visit.

Rescheduling

If you wish to change the date of your booking, it must be done with at least 4 weeks’ notice, otherwise the above cancellation fees will apply.

Failure to attend

If you have booked to come to Techniquest Glyndŵr, and you do not attend the centre on the specified date and time, then the full charge of the visit will apply.

Exclusions

The cancellation fee will not apply if Techniquest Glyndŵr deems any of the following situations to have caused or contributed to the cancellation/change of date:

  1. Techniquest Glyndŵr is no longer able to fulfil the booking as agreed
  2. Adverse weather conditions
  3. Other unforeseen circumstances (this is applied at Techniquest Glyndŵr's discretion)

Annual Pass

At Techniquest Glyndŵr you will discover 75+ hands-on interactive exhibits, live science shows and daring demonstrations — all at a place for doing and not just looking!

With an ever-changing programme of special events, new exhibits and science shows, there are many reasons why you’ll want to come back again and again!

Purchase an Annual Pass and enjoy 12 months of unlimited admission to North Wales’ largest Science Discovery Centre!

As a pass holder you will receive an Annual Pass — your individual pass to hands-on fun, discovery and learning for twelve months!

Show your pass on arrival and walk straight in — no waiting on busy days. You will also enjoy additional benefits, like discounts in the shop and special members-only events — more great reasons to JOIN TODAY!

How much is it?

The TQG Annual Pass is only £20 for adults, children and concessions. Children aged 3 or under are admitted for free.

Get your Annual Pass

Buy your pass on arrival or play before you pay! If you like the centre and the many exhibits, activities and puzzles on offer, we’ll refund your admission fee and credit it against the cost of an Annual Pass. Ask at reception for details.

Annual Pass Terms and Conditions

TQG Annual Pass Terms and conditions

  1. Annual Pass benefits apply to the named pass holder only and are not transferable.
  2. Annual Pass benefits are valid at Techniquest Glyndwr for a twelve month period from the date of issue subject to the normal terms and conditions of entry and operating days.
  3. The Annual Pass is not valid for group or educational bookings.
  4. Tesco Clubcard Deals Tokens cannot be redeemed against an Annual Pass.
  5. Techniquest Glyndwr reserves the right to decline an application, to refuse admission or to alter the terms and conditions at any time and without notice.
  6. The Annual Pass is the responsibility of the pass-holder. You are advised to keep your pass safe. There is a charge to replace lost or damaged passes.
  7. Discounts and benefits cannot be combined with any other offer and are subject to availability.
  8. Failure to produce the pass on arrival will result in normal admission prices being charged.
  9. Failure to comply with any of the terms and conditions detailed may result in your Annual Pass being terminated without refund.
  10. By joining our Annual Pass scheme, you acknowledge and accept these terms and conditions and allow Techniquest Glyndwr to retain your information on file for the duration of your Annual Pass and a six-month period thereafter. This information will be used solely by Techniquest Glyndwr and will not be made available to any third party or organisation.
  11. Last admissions is 3.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Exclusive benefits of being an Annual Pass holder!

  • Free admission for 12 months from the date of issue
  • Discounts on selected items in our gift shop
  • Free admission to Techniquest Cardiff
  • Special invitations to pass holder-only events and preview evenings*
  • £4 admission for friends and family when they visit with a Techniquest Glyndŵr member (from second visit).
  • Join during your visit to Techniquest Glyndŵr and get your admission fee refunded!

*Discounts, events and offers may vary throughout membership period.

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Young Chemistry Communicators

Young Chemistry Communicators is a project being rolled out by Techniquest Glyndŵr to enhance the public engagement skills of local sixth-form students and deliver chemistry related activities at events over the next two years.

The project is supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry through their Outreach Fund. Ten teams of students will take part between September 2016 to July 2017 and a further ten teams between September 2017 and July 2018. 

Teams of sixth-form students from schools and colleges across North Wales and North West England will spend time with Techniquest Glyndŵr’s Science Communicator staff to learn the skills of public engagement. Then they will be assigned a Techniquest Glyndŵr mentor and set the challenge of creating their own resources to promote chemistry. Students will be given a budget to purchase equipment and consumables, with their travel costs also covered by the project. The exact nature of the resources and the age range they will be suitable for is entirely up to the teams! 

Each team will choose an event suitable for testing out their new resources. They will be accompanied by Techniquest Glyndŵr staff and supported throughout the delivery with their chosen audience. Students that keep good records detailing their involvement in the project will have the opportunity to gain a CREST Gold Award.

The work with teams starts September 2016 and Techniquest Glyndŵr is keen to hear from interested schools, colleges and individual students throughout the lifetime of the project. To register your interest or for more information please contact Hannah Marubbi, Projects Coordinator at Techniquest Glyndŵr: hanah@tqg.org.uk 01978 293948.

Access

Techniquest Glyndŵr is striving to improve facilities for all users of the science centre and its services over the next few years. Although not perfect our aim is to provide services that will work for all. If you find on your visit a problem with any of the information here then please speak to the Supervisor and we will do our best to improve your visit.

If you have any questions about access related issues prior to your visit, please call 01978 293400.

  • Multi-building site with covered walkway between buildings
  • Car park adjacent to the centre (20 metres) with allocated parking bays
  • Automatic doors to the main building
  • Open doors to other areas of the centre
  • The majority of the centre is at ground level with 2 rooms on the first floor (Science Theatre and lunch room)
  • Lift access (with Braille and announcements) to the first floor
  • Stairs to first floor: 21 steps in total
  • Good colour contrast between floor and walls
  • Service Dogs welcome
  • Well lit areas in all parts of the attraction
  • Accessible toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Techniquest Glyndŵr is located on a higher education campus (Wrexham Glyndŵr University) in buildings that have been adapted to house the science centre. Good road and pedestrian access is available with signposted routes through the campus.
  • Public transport provision is available with bus & rail services adjacent to the Wrexham Glyndŵr Campus. Wrexham General Station is a 5-minute walk (pavements and a single road entry to the site to avoid steps). The nearest bus stop is also a 5-minute walk away.
  • Assistance from Techniquest Glyndŵr team is available at all times

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The Measure of Medicine

The Measure of Medicine

Workshop: Key Stage 4/5
Available - In centre and at your school

Will your medication reach its target or are the odds stacked against you? The Health sector is home to one of the largest employers in the UK - the NHS. Students work in small groups to complete several challenges related to the development of new medicines; involving real world considerations, reasoned thinking and data analysis.

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Technifest

Technifest

Workshop: Key Stage 4
Available - In centre and at your school

Explore what maths has to do with the music industry with practical challenges involving planning a music festival bill, calculating royalties and even performing live music. Pupils will find out the answer in this fast-paced musical workshop. Working in teams, every aspect of the music business will be explored through practical challenges, calculating royalties, planning a festival bill and even performing live music. Skills in data handling, reasoning, teamwork and communication will all be developed, and pupils will meet all sorts of music industry professionals to offer advice along the way.

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Funancial Times

Funancial Times

Workshop: Key Stage 4/5
Available - In centre and at your school

Live life in the fast lane and become a successful Trader. The numeracy skills required for a career in the financial sector are introduced in fun, fast-paced activities that demand a high level of audience participation. Students act as stockbrokers to sell shares for maximum profit and exercise teamwork, communication and numerical reasoning in an activity that simulates world trade.

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Catapult Challenge

Catapult Challenge

Workshop: Key Stage 4
Available - In centre and at your school

Build and test a working catapult. This extended workshop allows students to carry out a fun physics based investigation and think about how the results can be put to real life use.

Needs space of a school hall

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Data Logging

Data Logging

Workshop: Key Stage 3
Available - In centre and at your school

Students can put their scientific enquiry skills to the test by using sensors to gather data to respond to the set brief which is adapted to the students ability.

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Don't Hit the Lego Man

Don't Hit the Lego Man

Workshop: Key Stage 4/5
Available - In centre and at your school

Pupils work together to program a robot vehicle to stop before it runs over our hapless volunteer!

This workshop investigates the various ways of controlling motor function, basic programming, how many solutions can be found to the same problem (each with their own pros and cons) and provides an example of real-world robotics.

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Mission to Titan

Mission to Titan

Workshop: Key Stage 4/5
Available - In centre and at your school
This workshop focuses on autonomous mobile robotics placed within the context of a space mission.

Through experimenting with scale maps, careful programming, intelligent sensors and construction, you will explore your options to tackle the Titan landscape with your rover.

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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Dome Show: Key Stage 4/5
Available - In centre and at your school

Learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience with portable spectrometers. Covering the principles of spectroscopic techniques, the activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques in a workshop typically lasting 1.5-2 hours.

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Explore Your Universe

Explore Your Universe

Dome Show: Key Stage 4/5
Available - At your school

The night sky is a fascinating area of study. In this dome show, find out how studying space can impact our lives on Earth. Can studying atoms on Earth give us clues about how the universe developed?

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CSI - The Lab

CSI - The Lab

Workshop: Key Stage 4
Available - In centre and at your school

The evidence has been gathered, but who committed the crime? Hone your lab skills and undertake a series of forensic tests in order to track down the killer.

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CellDome

CellDome

Workshop: Key Stage 4/5
Available - At your school

Take a journey inside animal and plant cells and examine the difference between them in this educational show. This interactive show gives pupils a micro view on a macro scale. Animal and plant cells and their organelles are presented, including an introduction to specialised cells, their functions and interrelations.

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Bacterial Evolution

Bacterial Evolution

Workshop: Key Stage 4/5
Available - In centre 

This 2.5 hour workshop simulates how a clinical bacteriologist might distinguish between different strains of the same species of bacteria. Students use laboratory grade equipment such as micropipettes and electrophoresis tanks.

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Structures

Structures

Workshop: Key Stage 3
Available - In centre and at your school

This workshop is designed to test students problem solving skills, by challenging them to build various structural designs. Students will apply knowledge gained from multiple subject areas to complete the challenges.

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Data Logging

Data Logging

Workshop: Key Stage 4/5
Available - In centre and at your school

Students can put their scientific enquiry skills to the test by using sensors to gather data to respond to the set brief which is adapted to the students ability.

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Explore Your Universe

Explore Your Universe

Workshop: Key Stage 3
Available - In centre and at your school

Using intriguing equipment not usually available to schools, students deepen their understanding of physics; magnets and fields, electrons and charge and how we observe our Universe. This workshop will inspire students with the astounding work of UK scientists and engineers within STFC.

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Spinning Top

Spinning Top

Workshop: Key Stage 2

Available - In centre

Discover how small changes can have big effects by changing the properties of your spinning top to alter the spin duration.

You will also learn how to program your spinner to recognise motion and make sound effects.

More suitable for years 5 and 6.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales 

This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build a spinning top out of Lego and then programme it to move.

 

Information and Communication Technology

Use a range of ICT resources and equipment collaboratively.

 

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

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Roaring Lion

Roaring Lion

Workshop: Key Stage 2

Available - In centre

Use programming to instruct your lion to sit up, roar, lie down and snore.

Working in teams, you will then discover how your lion can respond to a sensor before continuing with the program.

More suitable for years 3 and 4.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales 

This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build a lion out of Lego and then programme it to move.

 

Information and Communication Technology

Use a range of ICT resources and equipment collaboratively.

 

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

 

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Hungry Alligator

Hungry Alligator

Workshop: Key Stage 1

Available - In centre

Find out how mechanisms work together to make your alligator's mouth open and close.

Explore how to make the alligator eat by pressing a button or by responding to movement in front of a sensor.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales 

This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build birds out of Lego and then programme them to move. 

 

Personal and Social Development, Well- being and Cultural Diversity

Different resources such as those in interactive forms.

Activities that allow them to adopt a range of roles, including leadership within a small group, paired learning or working within a team.

 

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

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Drumming Monkey

Drumming Monkey

Workshop: Key Stage 2

Available - In centre

Use mechanisms to move the monkey's arms up and down to play the drums.

You can develop your own rhythm by adjusting the speed of the motor, the position of the cams, and also add sound effects.

Suitable for years 5 and 6.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales 

This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build a monkey out of Lego and then programme it to move.

 

Information and Communication Technology

Use a range of ICT resources and equipment collaboratively.

 

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

 

Book Now!

Dancing Birds

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Dancing Birds

Workshop: Key Stage 1

Available - In centre

Work in teams following visual instructions to build your dancing bird.

Using investigative skills, you will discover how changing a belt and pulley will affect how the birds spin, as well as adding sound effects.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales 

This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build birds out of Lego and then programme them to move.

 

Personal and Social Development, Well- being and Cultural Diversity

Different resources such as those in interactive forms.

Activities that allow them to adopt a range of roles, including leadership within a small group, paired learning or working within a team.

 

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

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Coding Challenge

Coding Challenge

Workshop: Key Stage 2

Available - In centre

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Information and Communication Technology 

Use a range of ICT resources and equipment collaboratively.

 

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

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Light and Sound

Light and Sound

Kit: Key Stage 2
Available - At your school - Summer Term Only

Can you see around a corner using a series of mirrors?

Mix coloured light and change the shape of a shadow. Investigate how your voice works and the differences between high and low notes.

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Light and Sound

Light and Sound

Kit: Key Stage 1
Available - At your school - Summer Term Only

Can you see around a corner using a series of mirrors?

Mix coloured light and change the shape of a shadow. Investigate how your voice works and the differences between high and low notes.

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Forces Kit

Forces Kit

Kit: Key Stage 2
Available - At your school - Spring Term Only

Can you make a structure that is earthquake-proof?

How can you make a windmill spin faster and send a message in a tube of air? Investigate forces while developing teamwork, communication and number skills. 

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Forces Kit

Forces Kit

Kit: Key Stage 1
Available - At your school - Spring Term Only

Can you make a structure that is earthquake-proof?

How can you make a windmill spin faster and send a message in a tube of air? Investigate forces while developing teamwork, communication and number skills. 

Book Now!

Numeracy Kit

Numeracy Kit

Kit: Key Stage 2
Available - At your school - Autumn Term Only

Explore practical maths puzzles.

Use your numeracy skills to pack a box, build octahedra or square-based pyramids, arrange numbers into the correct multiplication table and solve the crazy paving challenge.

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Maths Kit

Maths Kit

Kit: Key Stage 2
Available - At your school - All year

Can you move the Towers of Brahma and Hanoi?

Multiply numbers, build pyramids and solve the Pythagoras Puzzle of 2D shapes, allowing you to explore practical maths through fun and teamwork.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Mathematics

Shape, length, weight/mass.

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Construction

Construction

Kit: Key Stage 2
Available - At your school - All year

Investigate shapes, construct bridges and recreate famous structures.

Use specially designed building blocks to design and create a wide range of buildings and structures. Construct 2D and 3D shapes, test the strength of bridges and build the tallest tower in the class.

This kit is available all year.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Mathematics

Shape, length and weight/mass.

 

Design and Technology

Use materials, making choices based on their developing knowledge of how they should be used

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Construction

Construction

Kit: Key Stage 1
Available - At your school - All year

Investigate shapes, construct bridges and recreate famous structures.

Use specially designed building blocks to design and create a wide range of buildings and structures. Construct 2D and 3D shapes, test the strength of bridges and build the tallest tower in the class.

This kit is available all year.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Mathematical Development

Shape, length and weight/mass.

 

Creative Development

Explore, investigate and use the indoor learning environment.

Be involved in different types of play and a range of planned activities, including those that are child initiated.

Be involved in activities that allow them to work as individuals and in groups.

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Stardome

Stardome

Dome: Key Stage 2
Available - At your school

Immerse your pupils in a unique and exciting inflatable dome experience, with interactive 360° audio visual presentations.

Blast off on a trip across the universe aboard our inflatable planetarium,
stopping off at the Sun, the Moon, planets and stars along the way!

The Dome can accommodate up to 30 children plus teachers/adults.

Each show is tailored to the ages and abilities of your pupils. Shows last about 30-45 minutes including time for questions and discussion.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Science 

The relative positions and key features of the Sun and planets in the solar system.

 

Curriculum Links for England

Science

Describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system.

Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.

Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

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Stardome

Stardome

Dome: Key Stage 1
Available - At your school

Immerse your pupils in a unique and exciting inflatable dome experience, with interactive 360° audio visual presentations.

Blast off on a trip across the universe aboard our inflatable planetarium,
stopping off at the Sun, the Moon, planets and stars along the way!

The Dome can accommodate up to 30 children plus teachers/adults.

Each show is tailored to the ages and abilities of your pupils. Shows last about 30-45 minutes including time for questions and discussion.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Engage with resources from a variety of contexts including interactive form.

Understand that light comes from a variety of sources, such as the Sun, and that darkness is the absence of light.

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Destination Space

Destination Space

Show: Key Stage 2
Available - In centre and at your school

Destination Space is a show funded by the ASDC and UK Space Agency.

We are looking for new recruits, and you have been chosen the crew for simulated mission training, as we learn what it takes to be an astronaut, scientist or engineer working in the space industry. Through problem solving and experiments students get the chance to use their communication, mathematical, science, and team working skills to control a robot arm, design a circuit system for the International Space Station and investigate the best materials to solve a carbon dioxide emergency on board.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Science

The properties of materials relating to their uses.

The uses of electricity and its control in simple circuits.

Use apparatus and equipment correctly and safely.

Make careful observations and accurate measurements.

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Destination Space

Destination Space

Show: Key Stage 1
Available - In centre and at your school

Destination Space is a show funded by the ASDC and UK Space Agency.

We are looking for new recruits, and you have been chosen the crew for simulated mission training, as we learn what it takes to be an astronaut, scientist or engineer working in the space industry. Through problem solving and experiments students get the chance to use their communication, mathematical, science, and team working skills to control a robot arm, design a circuit system for the International Space Station and investigate the best materials to solve a carbon dioxide emergency on board.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity

Activities that allow them to solve problems and discuss outcomes.

 

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Toybox Science

Toybox Science

Show: Key Stage 1
Available - In centre and at your school

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Knowledge and Understanding of the World - Myself and Non-Living Things

Experiment with different everyday objects and use their senses to sort them into groups according to simple features.

Develop an awareness of, and be able to distinguish between, made and natural materials.

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Solar Power

Solar Power

Workshop: Key Stage 2
Available - In centre and at your school

Harness the power of light!

Get stuck in with a K'NEX challenge to design and construct a solar-powered fairground ride. The most successful team is the one that can build the most efficient ride.

 

Curriculum Links for Wales

Science

The use of electricity.

The relative positions of the Sun and planets in the solar system.

Describing any amendments made to the planned approach/method.

Suggesting how the approach/method could have been improved.

 

Design and Technology

Use a range of components, making choices based on their developing knowledge of how they should be used.

 

Curriculum Links for England

Design and Technology

Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.

Understand and use mechanical systems in their products.

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