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“Brilliant interactive attraction for all the family”
Review of We The Curious

We The Curious
Ranked #17 of 165 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We The Curious was previously known as At-Bristol Science Centre; an educational charity with an aim to “make science accessible to all”, it opened in 2000, and welcomed over 5 million visitors in the past 17 years. At-Bristol relaunched as We The Curious in September 2017, with a new vision that is committed to creating a culture of curiosity. We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. Our venue on Bristol’s harbourside is a bit like an indoor festival, with all sorts of different experiences, where you can interact with exhibits, test stuff out and participate rather than just visit. We’re all about empowering everyone to ask questions and get creative - with boundaries removed between science, art, people and ideas - a culture of curiosity.
Reviewed 13 July 2011

If you (or your kids!) like science and exploring then you'll love a day at @Bristol. There is plenty to see and do, especially if the weather outside isn't great. The new human body exhibits on the ground floor are spectacular and very educational for enquiring minds; we enjoyed the personal bar code technology that enables you to relive your personal experiences on the internet when you get back home. Great cafe too.

Date of experience: July 2011
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Reviewed 14 April 2010

Aimed at under 12 year olds but some excellent hands on exhibits, our 10 year old grandson preferred the 1st floor exhibits which were more compact and easier to get a grip on.
Best idea is to get there when it opens at 10 a.m as you have less pressure to move on from an exhibit . He enjoyed the magnetic iron filings , the ice crystals and the floor with with the interactive pond with imaginary gold fish swimming in but we had a really good time with many of the exhibits
We also watched one of the planetarium shows during which the children were remarkably quiet which probably means they were enjoying it.
By the time we left at 12.30 the place was packed which meant you didnt have the opportunity to properly experience things as there was always somebody waiting to try

Thank mark666
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Reviewed 4 April 2010

Paid £34 for a family ticket which includes the planetarium show and a £3 money off coupon for use in the cafe. Arrived at 10am and the little stars show (new from 1st April ) aimed at the under 5's was 2pm, was a little concerned about spending 4 hrs in a museum but thought 2 year old would be scared of the main show. Huge amounts of stamina are required ( for the adults) to endure this very interactive experience. The children were enthralled and excited with every thing they discovered from running in a giant wheel to power a water exhibit to trying to trace aroung a star by looking in a mirror only. My 2 year old love the jungle and dress up box. My favourite was the guess the smell. On the second floor you find the annimation section where lots of Wallice and Gromit stuff to do. Also this is where you reach the planetarium. After 4 hrs we we whacked but disappointedly this new Little Stars show only lasted 15 minutes and we really felt short changed. The Cafe is very expensive £2.95 for a slice of cake, please please do your self a favour and take your own food.

Thank DebraZebra_9
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Reviewed 16 January 2010

Massively entertaining science and exploratory centre - fascinating for kids and their parents. Lots of hands-on exhibits and a regularly changing schedule of special exhinbitions. Thoroughly recommended for a wet day in Bristol. Don't use the cafe though - try instead one of the many cafe-bars along the harbourside.

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Reviewed 10 August 2009

Visited @ Bristol on a Saturday, plenty of space for the kids to run around doing the touchy feely science stuff, and got a two-for-one entry with vouchers from great western as we travelled by train. Highlights were the planetarium and the pretend television studio. The Animate attraction there at the moment (which was included in the entry price) was excellent, and we now have the animated films our children made, sent to us via email! A particular thank-you to the designers for putting lockers (free, you get your pound back!) near the entrance.

Had to drag the kids away as it was closing, wish we lived nearer to it. Only slight complaint - some incorrect spellings of scientific terms!

Thank Shmaggle
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