VISIT US

science centre

Enabling the public to

experience,

investigate

and enjoy

hands-on science

Autumn half term 2021

We will be open from Monday 25th

to Friday 29th October 2021
for three slots per day.

You need to pre-book sessions:

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Opening times

Booking tickets

Refunds

Annual family passes

Masks

Cleaning

Social distancing

How to find us

Workshops and clubs

Gift shop

Library

 

OPENING TIMES

 

During autumn half term 2021, we will be open from Monday 25th

to Friday 29th October 2021 for three slots per day. We have chosen some of the more popular activities from the summer holidays. We are also aware that morning sessions are often more convenient so we have changed the timings for this holiday:

Monday
bath bombs

9:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 1:00

2:00 - 3:30

Thursday
aeroplanes

9:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 1:00

2:00 - 3:30

Tuesday
polymers

9:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 1:00

2:00 - 3:30

Friday
robot club

9:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 1:00

2:00 - 3:30

Wednesday
dinosaurs

9:30 - 11:00

11:30 - 1:00

2:00 - 3:30

 

BOOKING TICKETS

You need to book your ticket in advance as we will not be accepting cash at the science centre. We also need to take contact details for track and trace.

 

This half term, we are going to  increase our numbers so each session can now have 5 groups. The ideal size is 5 people but if you want more people in your group, book your ticket and email us as we will be more than happy to help.

A group ticket costs £7.50 + 50p booking fee. Alternatively, to avoid having to pay the booking fee, email us to purchase an annual family pass for £20. This entitles you to unlimited entry for up to five people for 12 months.

 

If your plans change, please let us know so that someone else can use the slot.

We are not restricting the number of sessions you can book as we know that you will show consideration to other families.

 

REFUNDS

If you are required to self-isolate and are unable to attend, email us and we can rebook your slot for a later date or arrange a refund for any tickets purchased. We are unable to refund an annual family pass.

If Dave is required to self-isolate, you will be informed by email as soon as possible and you will be given the opportunity to rebook or receive a refund.

 

ANNUAL FAMILY PASS

Annual family pass holders will not need to pay the 50p booking fee.
If you would like to purchase an annual family pass in order to benefit from priority booking, email us.

Having looked at our records, most families have or will have the opportunity to use their annual family pass at least three times despite the reduced opening hours. We are therefore kindly asking you to renew any passes that have expired so that we can continue to open the science centre.

MASKS

Although it is no longer compulsory to wear a mask, you may choose to do so.

 
 

CLEANING

On arrival, you can choose to use your own hand sanitiser or wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.

We are continuing to have 30 minute breaks between sessions so that surfaces can be wiped down.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Each session will have a maximum of 5 groups. We are unable to introduce a one-way system but ask that you are responsible for ensuring all members of your party follow social distancing guidelines. Where possible try to keep to one group per exhibit.

 
 
 

HOW TO FIND US

68 Edinburgh Place,
Cheltenham,
GL51 7SE

 

We are right next to Coronation Square car park which costs 30p per hour

Bus A and Bus F both run a regular service from Cheltenham town centre
to Coronation Square throughout the day.

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WORKSHOPS AND CLUBS

Due to staffing, we are currently only opening during school holidays so our regular clubs have not restarted. You will be able to book to do similar activities during school holidays.

GIFT SHOP

Many visitors choose to support us by purchasing items from our gift shop. We are unable to take cash payments at present so these items are not on display. As an alternative, you can support us by purchasing tickets for the Cheltenham Lottery.

 

LIBRARY

Ordinarily, annual family pass holders can borrow books from our collection of science books. We will not be restarting this service yet. If you have any books at home, please return them when you next visit.