At-Bristol as a leading science centre

At-Bristol uses the very latest hands-on and multimedia techniques to engage people of all ages in a journey of discovery through science. The public exhibition space on the ground and first floor is a grand total of 3200m2

In addition to the exhibition space, At-Bristol also hosts an exhibit maintenance and development workshop and has a dedicated education suite including laboratories, classrooms and ICT facilities.

The Planetarium

Housed in a spectacular chrome sphere, At-Bristol has its own 90-seater Planetarium. Visitors can watch presenter-led seasonal night sky shows beneath an immersive domed screen. Since opening in 2000, the Planetarium has become an iconic symbol of Bristol, attracting photographers, film crews and tourists alike.

Our Exhibitions

Permanent collection includes over 300 interactive exhibits and displays 

New permanent exhibitions 2011 / 2012: Our World

New permanent exhibitions 2010 / 2011: All About Us

New permanent exhibitions in 2009 / 2010: All About Our World, and Animate It!

Major temporary exhibitions in 2009 / 2010: Jet set, go! and In the jungle

At-Bristol touring exhibitions in 2009 / 2010: Inside DNA, LoveSport, Fossils and funny bones

At-Bristol portable exhibits: three sets of 8 exhibits used in schools that find it difficult to visit the Centre. A replica set is also on display within At-Bristol for general use

Find out more about what’s here when you visit At-Bristol: What's here

Find out more about At-Bristol’s exhibition services: Exhibition services

Our learning programme

At-Bristol has an extensive formal learning programme directly linked to the National Curriculum from Foundation stage through to post 16.

An extensive public programme includes interactive shows, storytelling, science drama, Meet the Expert sessions and science demonstrations and investigations.  

The Learning team additionally delivers funded projects, exploring innovative education practices and new learning technologies, and develops partnership projects with science researchers, industry, education specialists and other science communicators.

Our school engagement programme which ensures that schools from across the region that face barriers to visiting, are able to experience the unique learning opportunities offered by At-Bristol without the associated cost.

Find out more about our learning programme: Education/learning

STEM Learning

At-Bristol STEM Learning supports the teaching of science, maths, engineering, technology and computing across the South West of England and beyond. We offer consultancy, coaching and mentoring in schools as well as a range of courses for enhancing professional skills and keeping up to date with the latest developments in education, boosting scientific literacy and engagement and helping all students to achieve their full potential.

Leading a Science Learning Partnership for Greater Bristol, STEM Learning also delivers the Science Learning Centre CPD programme in association with our partner organisations from the region.

Find out more about our CPD programme: STEM Learning

Find out more about your local Science Learning Partnership: Science Learning Centre

 


 

Science Fact

Approximately 40 000 tonnes of space dust falls to Earth each year