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science centre

Enabling the public to

experience,

investigate

and enjoy

hands-on science

Easter 2022

We will be open from Monday 11th
to Friday 14th April
 2022

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 the 2022 Easter holidays, we are delighted to be hosting a local STEM volunteer on Wednesday 13th April. She will be bring activities suitable for 7-11 year olds: Turing Tumbles, Spheros and Probots. Due to funding from CyberFirstSchools, this event will be free and priority is being given to those families that need Free School Meals. Any remaining tickets will be available to book from 7am on Monday 4th April. You will need to book one free ticket per member of your group (adults and children).

For our other events, you will need to purchase one group ticket (£7.50 + 50p booking fee) in the usual way. There will be three sessions a day on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th April:

  • 9:30-11:00 - LEGO WeDo: follow pictorial instructions to build and code solutions to problems with Lego (recommended age: 4+).

  • 10:30-1:00- ozobots: draw lines with pens to programme how our robots move (recommended age: 7+).

  • 2:00-3:30 - catapults: build a tower and then design a catapult to knock it down again! (recommended age: 4+)

 

At each session, you will also be able to explore most of our exhibits. This includes our vertical wind tunnel, the digital microscope and our infra-red camera. 

Sessions are limited to 90 minutes to allow us to clear away and set up for the next session’s activities.

 

BOOKING TICKETS

We are continuing to run sessions on a pre-booked ticket basis. These can be booked as non-member group tickets (£7.50 +£0.50 booking fee) or for free with an annual family pass. We are not currently selling any new annual family passes.

The ideal number for each group is 5, however, if you would like to bring more people in your group book a slot and get in touch and we will be happy to help. 

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

 

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.
We are not currently selling any new annual family passes.

MASKS

In accordance with current rules, you will need to wear a mask.

 
 

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

We are continuing to limit numbers. 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.