Techniquest has been “making science fun” and engaging the Welsh community since the 80s. TC caught up with Business Services Director, Linda Burbage and Head of Marketing, Rachel Hanson, to find out what the much-loved local science centre has bubbling in 2021 and how they’re continuing their quest to inspire and protect the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians.
Learning by discovery
The centre underwent an extensive refurb in 2019 and now boasts a bright and modern space that houses all the best bits past visitors remember and more.
Encouraging explorers of all ages to learn by discovery, the centre has five key zones dedicated to Space, The Environment, World Issues, Biomedical Science and Chemistry in addition to the popular retro section.
Exploring the night sky, conducting experiments and having a go at virtual surgery are just a few of the activities on offer.
Something for everyone
Nestled next to the restaurants, shops and seafront, Techniquest is ideally located to add something different to your day in Cardiff Bay.
Whether you’re looking to entertain toddlers or teenagers, meet a friend for coffee and cake, or take advantage of corporate event hire and team-building, the centre is full of interactive exhibitions and bright, open spaces.
From toddler days, school trips and home-schooler sessions, to twilight passes that give older children and adults the opportunity to explore off-peak, there really is something for everyone.
Working with Thomas Carroll
Thomas Carroll Group provides Techniquest with insurance broking, health and safety consultancy and training, and an employee benefits scheme. Linda Burbage, Business Services Director commented:
Effective risk management is vital for Techniquest to be able to open our doors to the public. There’s never a dull moment and over the years, Thomas Carroll has got to know our business inside and out.
The team is always on hand when we need them which was invaluable throughout our refurb. We trust the insurance and health and safety programme put in place for us and it gives us the confidence to focus on our mission to bring science alive for all ages.