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“Prob the best kids place in Brum!”

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
Ranked #28 of 293 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed at Millennium Point in the heart of the city. This exciting attraction offers ten galleries of historical artefacts, modern interactives and fantastic futuristic facts. You can explore everything from aircraft and steam engines to intestines and taste buds - and even emotional robots! Thinktank is like nothing you've ever seen before and will stimulate your mind whatever your age.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Loved it! Right from outside in the science garden to the interactive exhibitions inside and the planetarium. We stayed for 4 hours and still don't feel like we saw everything. Will be visiting again, maybe when it's not the school summer holidays because it was really busy. Well thought out and age appropriate. Only slight complaint is the poor choice of food in cafe and the fact that you have to walk through the shop to exit.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

I think this is amazing first you see electricity and animals and then it is health and excersize and then it is imagine play and them recycling and then it is orcs and then it is historical and the it is the space and robots and the planoteri

Thank Dudkidk
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Amazing place, loads of hands on activities for boys aged 12/13, did not want to leave, the outside area is fantastic, not too expensive and definitely worth tackling the drive through the center of Brum !

Thank Trulysplendid
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

over to Uk from Cyprus with my family, both children like science so decided to try this place, was a great day out, with so much to see and do, from working robots, to a whole sensory water garden, to dinosaur bones, to recording your own news reel! the kids didnt want to leave! a good, full day out, with something for every age group

Thank Dionne G
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

If you take your kids to these sorts of places you'll know that most o them have exhibitions that don't work. This place was a refreshing surprise and re-established my faith in children's museums in England.
Here, we tend to pay through the nose for educational fun visits which are really poor; a field with some farm animals and a bouncy castle for £10 per head where u pay to feed the animals or the Space Centre which offers that pay a free return to see an uninspiring array of exhibitions which don't work or are not interactive. They can afford to offer this as they are highly priced and no one goes back.
The general standard in England is poor BUT I thought that the Think tank was outstanding.
I have to say that (please don't shoot me for this) that it is very Americanised in terms of their approach but in doing this it is excellent. Americans do attractions best - sorry but it's true!!
There were an array of exhibitions to attract all sorts o learners, not just the kinaesthetic.
The food is bog standard and is sold at a bog standard price. Again, this is novel. At these places where they have the monopoly on where you eat, the food is usually shocking and sold at a premium rate ( go to The Monkey Forest at Stoke - you'll see what I mean!)
The gift shop is very fairly priced - a key ring for 20p, loads of little token nick knacks for around a pound... Umbrellas for around £5...
The place was really clean, the staff were smiley and there were plenty of them to help if you couldn't work out how something worked. I really felt that they wanted customers to get the most out of their day rather than it just being a job. That's good management for you!!
It is affordable and they have been clever. Because it is so affordable it makes the day out one which u won't have to save too hard to repeat.

Thank sarebear1980
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