What will students see and do?

Centrally located on Bristol’s historic harbourside, We The Curious is home to two floors of interactive exhibits and the UK’s only 3D Planetarium.

A school trip to the exhibition floors can be combined with practical STEM workshops or longer theme days in the centre’s  classrooms and fully equipped laboratories, as well as entertaining science shows in the Studio and 3D Planetarium.

On the ground floor, students can delve into some of life’s big mysteries in new experience Project What If, which covers the topics of time, illness, the soul, invisibility, universe, rainbows and sand in unexpected ways.

The seven clusters of exhibits, which were created in collaboration with the question askers, bring together science and art and many different voices.

Upstairs, using the hands-on exhibit collection, students can create their own animations, investigate light and sound, be amazed at the workings of the human body, make giant bubbles and produce their own piece of music.

Not to be missed is a journey into the unknown in one of the 2D or 3D Planetarium shows. Stunning visuals and compelling stories will excite interest in all things space-related.

The centre has a dedicated education suite, with learning rooms, fully equipped laboratories, and custom-made resources.

Workshops and shows for all ages and key stages, including Early Years and post-16, can be added to your trip.

Led by experienced presenters, these are designed to bring the curriculum to life and are the perfect way to inspire curiosity in a new topic, embed previous learning, or experience science in a lab for the first time.



Teaching resources provided

All teachers are entitled to a free planning visit once a booking is confirmed. This includes up to four tickets that you can use during this visit for either your colleagues or partner and children.


Minimum and maximum group size

We The Curious offers a bespoke education experience, and whilst some workshops will have a max capacity due to space, there is no minimum or maximum capacity for school admission to the centre.


Details of risk assessment

These are specific to each school group, so there is no standard risk assessment.

Information sheets for each activity detail what students will be doing and provide an additional potential hazards section.

A map of the venue is available to download and can be used to plan and be shared with colleagues prior to a visit.

A risk assessment is available for all bookable programming.

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Facilities on-site

  • Shop, featuring a range of items to suit all budgets
  • Canteen
  • Disabled toilets
  • First aid room
  • Bookable picnic area
  • Allocated lunch areas for all schools (there is also ample space for lunch outdoors in the adjacent Millennium Square, weather permitting)
  • Crates for bag storage for all schools
  • Coach drop-off area

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm during term time

Weekends: 10am to 5pm

The centre is open daily during Bristol school holidays.

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Pricing

Please see the website or get in touch for the latest pricing information.


Travel arrangements

The centre is centrally located at Bristol Harbourside. Check the website for details.

Address

We The Curious
One Millennium Square
Anchor Road
Harbourside
Bristol
BS1 5DB


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