Techniquest Cardiff Bay

Techniquest is the UK's leading science discovery centre.The two floors hold 160 hands on exhibits, puzzles, and scientific challenges to amuse the whole family.

It also has a planetarium which from the outside looks like a giant golf ball (see photo).There is also a hi-tec theatre.

Access for wheelchairs is good, guide dogs welcome.

The photo below show the ground floor which is full of gadgets and scientific experiments to keep the kids (and grown ups) amused for hours.

See, touch, discover!

Become absorbed in the fascinating world of science and technology with a vast array of hands-on exhibits to explore.

Puzzles and activites that will keep the whole family entertained include: Fire a rocket; Test your reaction times; Race an electric car; Launch a hot air balloon; Watch a bubble race ...and much, much more.



Opening hours:

10am–5pm on weekends and bank holidays, and seven days a week during local school holidays.

9.30am–4.30pm on weekdays during local school term time (Tuesday–Friday only).

We are closed on Mondays during school term time, but open on Bank Holiday Mondays and on Mondays during local school holidays.

As Techniquest is indoors your visit will not be affected by the weather. However, please be aware that at peak times the queue may extend outside where we cannot guarantee the weather!

Techniquest is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Ticket typeStandard*                                        Opt-out *

Adult     £8                                                           £7.20

Child (4–15) £6.50                                               £5.90


Applies to seniors, disabled visitors, and students who show a valid NUS card      £6.50                        £5.90

Under 4sFreeFree

Family group

Up to 5 persons, max. 2 adults  £28                  £25

After 3pm offer

Available for adult, child & concession entry on standard days. This offer is not available for Toddler Days, After Hours or any other special events.£3.30            £3...


* Techniquest is a registered charity and admission prices includes a voluntary donation of approximately 10%. This enables Techniquest to claim Gift Aid on 100% of the admission charge. All money raised goes towards supporting Techniquest and its aim to make science accessible to everyone.

We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.


The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.


We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.

Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code techniquest.


There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.