Learning Fun at We the Curious Science Centre in Bristol

All the way back in 2015 we spent a day in Bristol and enjoyed an afternoon at their science centre, then called @Bristol. The kids loved it so much, they have been asking to go back ever since.

With Kian now at university in Bristol, we have the perfect excuse to visit the vibrant city more often, so headed West to take the kids to see their big brother for the weekend and their first request was to head back to the science centre, now called We the Curious.

We the Curious

It may have had a change of name, but it is the same science centre we fell in love with, albeit with a few new and upgraded exhibits to see.

Spiders

We the Curious has all sorts of different experiences which really do spark you curiosity, or explain how things work.

Jump!!

We really enjoy visiting museums, but the best kind of learning comes from being able to interact with exhibits, test stuff out and participate rather than just visit and look.

Hear with your teeth

Can you hear something through vibrations alone, how does your body make you jump, how long is our DNA to seeing our blood flowing through our veins.

Hearing Test We the Curious

The kids really didn’t realise they were learning, because they were too busy having fun!

DNA

Sebby was particularly fascinated by the babies at different stages in the womb and was comparing the size of a baby at early gestation and full term. We had to go inside a large womb exhibit a few times with him as he enjoyed hearing muffled talking and the gentle rocking as mum moved around.

Gestation

One thing we missed on our last visit was the Planetarium and during our visit we were treated to an extra special live show – You Are Here!!

You are here!

A mixture of live theatre with an immersive 360˚ full dome planetarium experience, WOW Tours took us to find “the most incredible, remarkable, mind-blowing thing in the universe!”, equipped only with umbrellas and a mysterious A-Z guidebook of the Galaxy. It was great fun to take part in and showed us some remarkable things in space.

You Are Here A-Z

We the Curious has two floors of fun and upstairs you can try you hand at becoming an astronaut, make your own animations and try out some fun experiments. There is also a small play area for younger visitors.

Tinkering Zone

Isaac was particularly good at making huge bubbles and putting them over his head.

Bubbles

Tickets for We the Curious cost from £15.95 for adults, £10.50 for children aged 3-15 and 0-2 year olds are free. A family ticket for 4 costs £45. Please be aware that planetarium shows cost extra.

We the Curious Sebby

If you have children that constantly ask who, how, what questions then this is the perfect day out for you and I am still of the opinion that it is one of the best science centres in the UK!

30 thoughts on “Learning Fun at We the Curious Science Centre in Bristol

  1. I remember going to something similar to this as a child, and loving the experience. This took me back to that, and I would love to now visit here as an adult. What a fun and interesting learning environment!

  2. I used to LOVE visiting science museums with my dad when I was little! They’re such amazing places and it’s so good to see that kids are still loving them!

  3. This was so nice. I don’t know if we have something like this where I live , but the fun your children are having makes me want to look for something like this for my 9
    Year old.

  4. This looks like such a fantastic museum! I think any museums that are interactive like this always get children more which create the best learning opportunities.

  5. This looks so much fun! It’s great when you have a reason to go somewhere, my cousin is at Leeds Uni so we are combining visits with her while we explore new places

  6. Oh my goodness this looks like such a fun place! My kids love out local children’s museum and this looks like it has even more fun activities 🙂

  7. What fun! Our daughter lives in Bristol so we have been there many times. We often walk passed We The Curious and I have wondered what’s inside — now I know! What a terrific science museum for kids. They joy on their faces is evident in these pictures as they discover new things and expand their curiosity. Thanks so much for a great post.

  8. Thank you so much for this wonderful post on We The Curious! Our daughter and son-in-law live in Bristol and we have walked passed We The Curious many times. I’ve often wondered what’s inside and now I know! What a terrific science museum for kids! They joy on their faces as they discover new things is evident in these pictures. It looks like you had a great time. It would be so much fun to explore this museum with your children. Thanks for a great post!

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