At-Bristol is fun for all the family
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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!

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

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.

Admission charges

Adults: £12.50
Child (aged 3-15): £8.00
Child (aged 0-2): FREE
Concession: £10.50
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)

Additional info

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!

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Science and Technology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Visit our website for details of our temporary exhibitions and special events.
  • Planetarium
  • Science centre
  • Museum
  • Your Amazing Brain

Anchor Road
City of Bristol



General visitor information

School visits information

Leisure groups information


0845 345 1235


0117 915 7200

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