Techniquest
Techniquest
4.5
Science MuseumsObservatories & Planetariums
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interactive, hands-on exhibits make this science discovery centre the perfect destination for visitors of all ages.
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2-3 hours
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  • Lisa
    2 contributions
    Pricey
    The kids enjoyed the day and we felt it was very educational and lots of fun. I feel though that the entry price was a little high and that a family of 4 was almost £50. This was a treat. Surely the councils would re think this for less off families considering its all for education purposes???
    Hi, I'm glad you enjoyed your day with us. We are a not-for-profit charity and we don't receive any council funding towards operating as a visitor attraction, so all of our running costs have to be met by our ticket sales. We do keep our prices as low as we can, so that as many people can visit us as possible. We hope to welcome you back at some point in the future.
    Written 23 January 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 January 2023
  • holidayfromhellx22x
    Cardiff, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Ok but pricey for what was and no staff
    Think it’s very expensive for a 3 hour time slot, no floor staff on busy Saturday (half term week) , didn’t see one. So no one to assist in any of the activities, we were stuck on one and even tried to ring 3 times to find out where we were going wrong and no reply. Busy with no queue system if you do wait your turn someone will jump in before you as lots of kids wondering and doing as please , which is what it’s for just be aware. The good activities are same as were 10/20 years ago , the new things are touch screen, which are only suitable for the older child think 8+ with help and were boring but educational, the fun educational activities are all the old one. No where to have coffee there unless the cafe at front which you need to leave and go through shop to get too. We did sit for a bit in the picnic area but we had to clean it up ourselves as all tables had been left dirty and as said no staff, but this was more an issue with other customers cause who wouldn’t pick up after themselves? I think tickets should be open ended and have a cafe to go to in the centre to sit have food/coffee etc and then continue. You can go out and get coffee but when only 3hour slot and that expensive not really an option , as want to make most. I do know it’s a charity but tickets still need to be cheaper to allow for all families and not just the well off. £35.50 for 2 adults and 1 child (£32.35 without donations)or close to £50 if you have 2 children means locals aren’t able to make the most of the educational activities and it’s a once in a blue moon treat , where as to learn you need to repeat. Maybe more funding needed from other sources lottery, government etc if ticket prices aren’t covering the cost and that’s why no staff available? Did keep the little one busy for the 3 hours but improvements needed.
    Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. Techniquest is a not-for-profit charity, so all of our running costs have to be met by our ticket sales and other commercial activity. We do keep our prices as low as we can, so that as many people can visit us as possible, including having a Family Ticket available for groups of 4 or 5 that helps to reduce the overall cost for a larger family. We will also be introducing an Off-Peak Pass very soon that we hope will make it a little more affordable for those who want to make more frequent visits to us throughout the year. We’re pleased to hear you found plenty of activities to fill your 3 hour visit. Our Science Capital project, launched in full in 2021 saw a large expansion which brought in over 50 new high-tech exhibits which were aimed at an older demographic. We were sure to keep our visitors ‘favourites’ on the exhibition as part of this transformation project to meet the needs of all age groups that visit us. From April, we will be lifting the 3-hour visit restriction enabling guests to extend their visit to suit their own pace. Our picnic area which is located within the exhibition space is available throughout your visit, and with your wristband you are able to pop in and out to the coffee shop just through the shop for anything else you might need during your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon, and this time for the full day!
    Written 3 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 February 2023
  • Sally J
    2 contributions
    Cardiff Bay in the rain
    I was a little unsure about taking a three yr old and a 18 month old as i have only been with school children but it was pouring down with rain so we thought we’d give it a go. Well they loved it, they provide aprons and hand dryers for the water play. now and upstairs there’s a small play area for littlies. We spent 2 1/2 hours and that’s without lunch. Lovely walk around the bay with outdoor play parks near. Fab day out!
    Hi! I'm so glad you enjoyed your recent visit with us. The roleplay area upstairs is a fairly new addition - we're very glad your little ones enjoyed it. I hope you can visit again soon!
    Written 25 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Lee J
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom63 contributions
    Excellent day out for all ages
    My children exploded when they realised that we had secretly booked a visit. It was worth every single penny and the amount of activities was staggering, in fact a 2nd visit is required as we didn’t get to see everything and the things we did see we want to see again. Staff were friendly and could be found dotted around which was really nice. We took a Star Tour and it was magnificent from start to finish. We got there for 10am and left at 1:30pm exhausted from all the fun and games. Thanks to all the staff for making our day awesome.
    Hi! Thank you so much for such kind feedback. I'm so glad you had such a great day and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!
    Written 5 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Millie
    Cwmbran, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Amazing loved it
    I Went With My School To Techniquest And I Really Enjoyed It . We Played On the Slide / The bar Where You Have To Hold Onto The Bar Until You Fall And It Times You I Got 36.54 Seconds . The Hurricane Room Was My Favourite . Something Techniquest Could Do Better Is Add An Era For Little Kids Like 4 And Younger For Them To Play . I Learned How Hard A hurricane Is . I'd Love To Go Back There I Had A Lush Time . Id Rate It 10/10 Well done Techniquest .
    Hi! Thank you so much for such a lovely review! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great visit to Techniquest. I hope we can welcome you back again soon!
    Written 27 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 September 2023
  • sean m
    1 contribution
    It was good but there could be more items
    Visited on a Tuesday, it was quiet so were able use some of the interactive items. But there could be more things to do, like a driving simulator and a large Lego area. Best items were, spinning ball and floor piano. The gift shop is reasonably priced
    Hi! Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad to hear you had a good visit! I hope we can welcome you back soon.
    Written 10 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Roger G
    Glasgow, United Kingdom2,700 contributions
    A Wide Range of Fascinating Interactive Exhibits and Displays
    We came as part of a very well organised toddlers event. Plenty of reasonably priced parking immediately opposite the entrance. Lots of displays and interactions to delight all ages and they were all working! The exhibits were very varied and well informed, in Welsh as well as English. The staff were a cheery bunch who interacted well and clearly enjoyed their jobs. Prices were reasonable. The shop had a wide range of items and a good selection of welsh langauge books for the young scientists. A cafe lies just off the shop with good views of the bay.
    Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope we can welcome you back again soon!
    Written 14 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 November 2023
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,700 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We came as part of a very well organised toddlers event. Plenty of reasonably priced parking immediately opposite the entrance. Lots of displays and interactions to delight all ages and they were all working! The exhibits were very varied and well informed, in Welsh as well as English. The staff were a cheery bunch who interacted well and clearly enjoyed their jobs. Prices were reasonable. The shop had a wide range of items and a good selection of welsh langauge books for the young scientists. A cafe lies just off the shop with good views of the bay.
Written 10 November 2023
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Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope we can welcome you back again soon!
Written 14 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sally L
Pendine, UK160 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Reasonably priced and lots of interesting exhibits, the boys had a really good few hours here, good place to go on a rainy day but it does get busy especially in school holidays x
Written 3 November 2023
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Hi! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great time visiting us. I hope we can welcome you back again soon!
Written 7 November 2023
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_mogely31
London, UK33 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Wow! This place is amazing we had planned to be there for half a day but we was actually there nearly most of the time it was open, there is so much to do the children didn’t stop exploring and learning even the smallest had fun at 20 months old even the grown ups were joining in.
This place is super fun and we really recommend it.
Written 29 October 2023
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Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely review. I hope we can welcome you back again very soon!
Written 7 November 2023
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sean m
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
Visited on a Tuesday, it was quiet so were able use some of the interactive items. But there could be more things to do, like a driving simulator and a large Lego area.
Best items were, spinning ball and floor piano.
The gift shop is reasonably priced
Written 5 October 2023
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Hi! Thank you for your feedback. I'm so glad to hear you had a good visit! I hope we can welcome you back soon.
Written 10 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Millie
Cwmbran, UK2 contributions
Sep 2023 • Business
I Went With My School To Techniquest And I Really Enjoyed It . We Played On the Slide / The bar Where You Have To Hold Onto The Bar Until You Fall And It Times You I Got 36.54 Seconds . The Hurricane Room Was My Favourite . Something Techniquest Could Do Better Is Add An Era For Little Kids Like 4 And Younger For Them To Play . I Learned How Hard A hurricane Is . I'd Love To Go Back There I Had A Lush Time . Id Rate It 10/10 Well done Techniquest .
Written 24 September 2023
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Hi! Thank you so much for such a lovely review! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great visit to Techniquest. I hope we can welcome you back again soon!
Written 27 September 2023
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Bella H
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Business
I went to techniquest with my school, it was fun and i learnt lots of things. Science is cool and can be lots of fun.
Written 24 September 2023
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Hi! Thank you for making time to leave a lovely review. I'm so glad you had such an educational experience here. I hope we can welcome you back again soon!
Written 27 September 2023
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Mia H
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Business
I went to techniquest with my school and it was a really good day. I learnt how to drive a submarine and had lots of fun.
Written 24 September 2023
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Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip! I hope we can welcome you back again soon.
Written 27 September 2023
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Annaliese H
Swansea, UK1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Solo
Techniquest is brilliant all safe and managers are brilliant it is a good place to go to learn science
Written 16 September 2023
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Hi Annaliese! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Techniquest again very soon!
Written 27 September 2023
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Lee J
Pontypridd, UK63 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
My children exploded when they realised that we had secretly booked a visit. It was worth every single penny and the amount of activities was staggering, in fact a 2nd visit is required as we didn’t get to see everything and the things we did see we want to see again. Staff were friendly and could be found dotted around which was really nice. We took a Star Tour and it was magnificent from start to finish. We got there for 10am and left at 1:30pm exhausted from all the fun and games. Thanks to all the staff for making our day awesome.
Written 30 August 2023
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Hi! Thank you so much for such kind feedback. I'm so glad you had such a great day and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!
Written 5 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Glm69
33 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
second time we have been there , enjoyed the first visit but this time it was poor. just so hot and humid in there and too busy. also some very poor instructions on the exhibits on first entering .
Written 14 August 2023
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Hello! My sincerest apologies that we did not meet your expectations on this visit. We appreciate that the centre can get fairly warm in the Summer months but, by opening doors and windows and keeping to capacities for each session, we are doing our best to keep the centre cool. In terms of exhibits, we are about to begin an extensive period of refreshing and updating our Retro Area starting from September in order to provide clearer and more accessible instructions for visitors. I hope that the experience during your recent visit has not spoilt any chances of visiting in the future and we can welcome you back to Techniquest again soon.
Written 15 August 2023
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