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Learning Fun at We the Curious Science Centre in Bristol

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November 25, 2018

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!

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    Alexandra

    November 25, 2018

    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!

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    Nina

    November 25, 2018

    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!

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    Tina

    November 25, 2018

    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.

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    Jessica

    November 26, 2018

    What a wonderful post!!!! This looks amazing and somewhere I would really enjoy taking my kids. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Terri Steffes

    November 26, 2018

    What a fun event. I would love to visit, even though I don’t have youngsters anymore. Someday I hope to have grandkids to take to places like this.

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    Jasmine Hewitt

    November 26, 2018

    this looks like a lot of fun for the whole family! We have similar things like this here in the US

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    Kelsey

    November 26, 2018

    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.

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    WhatLauraLoves

    November 26, 2018

    This would be perfect for us to do as a family. Its a shame that the planetarium shows cost more though as it bumps the cost up higher, still im sure they’re worth it xxx

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    Jenni

    November 26, 2018

    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

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    Kirsty

    November 26, 2018

    I love the idea of hands on interaction as you really do learn best when trying things for yourself. Kids looked like they had a lot of fun

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    Laura Dove

    November 26, 2018

    Oh this looks like so much fun! I love anything like this where the children can get stuck in. What a fab day out!

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    Nayna Kanabar

    November 26, 2018

    This sounds like an amazing place and wonderful for the kids to have fun and learn at the same time.

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    Shar Mower

    November 26, 2018

    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 🙂

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    Rhian westbury

    November 26, 2018

    I love hands on places like this as they’re always such fun and this looks like no exception x

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    Daphne D Adams

    November 26, 2018

    My daugghter would love this, I wish we were closer. I love the concept of learning while playing.

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    MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    November 26, 2018

    This looks like a really fun place to visit with children. I am sure mine would love it, they enjoy anything hands on.

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    Mellissa Williams

    November 26, 2018

    This looks like such a fun and interesting place to visit. My son would have loved it when he was younger – in fact, I think he’d still love it now!

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    Amy Thomas

    November 27, 2018

    This looks like a fun place to visit with kids! My nephew is going to love this!

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    Courtney

    November 27, 2018

    Ooooo now this looks like one fun place to explore!!! My daughter would have a blast!

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    Karminity

    November 27, 2018

    Omg! I love this. I’m sure my homeschooled little brother would love it too.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    November 27, 2018

    An amazing place to visit and one to add to our list – the children are always questions about how things work so I think they would enjoy this.

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    Super Busy Mum

    November 27, 2018

    Science discovery centres are always a hit with the kids {and the adults too} they are so much fun and blending fun with education is always a win in my book.

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    Rachel

    November 27, 2018

    Oh my this looks like so much fun and I love how interactive everything is and how well explained x

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    Pati Robins

    November 27, 2018

    Oh wow your blog post could not be timed any better ! we are going to bristol this weekend and we so want to visit science centre with our daughter

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    Melanie williams

    November 27, 2018

    What a fab idea for a museum. Love the fact that it is interactive too xx

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    Nailil

    November 27, 2018

    Wow this seems like a lot of fun. I bet they littles ones can’t wait to go back.
    Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

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    elizabeth allcock

    November 27, 2018

    What a great day out for the kids! I’ve only been to Bristol once but need to explore more.

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    Crystal

    December 1, 2018

    It sounds like you all had a blast.. it looks super fun for everyone.

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    Euro Travel Coach

    December 5, 2018

    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.

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    Betsy Ball

    December 5, 2018

    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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