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.
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.
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
Science Learning Centre South West
At-Bristol, in partnership with the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth, hosts the Science Learning Centre South West.
The Centre is part of the network of Science Learning Centres, delivering high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for science teachers, technicians and teaching assistants from the Foundation Stage through to Post 16 level.
The Science Learning Centre South West is the only regional Science Learning Centre with a science discovery centre as a principal partner.
Find out more about the Science Learning Centre South West
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