City of Bristol
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0117 915 7200
With hundreds of interactive exhibits, explosive live shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting hands-on science centres. Join Morph and friends for a journey through animation past and present and become an animator for the day; be awed by icy bodies and cosmic rays; activate the Vein Ray to see your own veins; create your own TV show; and take a trip to outer space with seasonal expert-led star shows.
With a changing programme of events, activities and exhibitions, there really is something for everyone!
Weekdays during term time: open from 10.00 to 17.00. School visits are available from 9.30 during term-time.
Weekends and all school holiday periods: 10.00 to 18.00.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Child (aged 3-15): £8.00
Child (aged 0-2): FREE
Family (max 2 adults): £35.50
Grandparents' family: £33.50
All above prices include a voluntary Gift Aid donation.
Education group: £4.75 per student
Other leisure group rates available
Planetarium shows: £1 (in addition to general entry ticket)
Minicom 0117 914 3475
Explore-At-Bristol - an amazing world of hands-on discovery:
Experience the everyday and the extraordinary in the UK’s most exciting interactive science centre! Explore uses the very latest hands-on and multimedia techniques to involve people of all ages in a journey of discovery through science, the forces of nature and the unique workings of the human brain and body. Visitors can be the star of the show in the Play TV studio, enjoy the world’s first walk-through tornado, or play a game of virtual volleyball. Connected to Explore is a 100 seater state-of-the-art Planetarium showing presenter-led seasonal star shows daily!
Natural Sciences, Science and Technology
Key artists and exhibits
- Visit our website www.at-bristol.org.uk for details of our temporary exhibitions and special events.
- Science centre
- Your Amazing Brain
Summer in the Greenhouse
- 31 July — 7 August 2014 *on now
Things will be hotting up in our new greenhouse, part of our new Food exhibition! Drop in, get some soil under your fingernails and have a go at growing your own.
Drop-in throughout the day.
- Any age
Summer Night Sky Planetarium Show
- 31 July — 9 August 2014 *on now
Get up close and personal to a black hole, explore the farthest reaches of our Universe, and investigate different coloured stars, discovering what secrets they reveal. Our expert presenters will help you track down the Summer Triangle, and give you some top tips on how to spot it yourself under a starry sky!
Time: At regular intervals throughout the day, please phone in advance to check times/availability
- Any age
£1.50 per seat.