Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham

3.6
Get a vivid and outsized look at science in action at Thinktank Science Museum. Explore 10 galleries containing more than 200 interactive exhibits and historical artifacts. Learn how big things like aircraft and steam engines work, or take a closer look at little things like taste buds. Discover Birmingham's industrial heritage, see how science happens all around you, and get a glimpse of what the future might hold. Make sure you take in an immersive show in the digital planetarium, which is one of the UK's most progressive. If you arrive by bus, train, or metro, you can receive a discount on admission. Fill out a voucher from the travel provider you use and show it, along with your transportation ticket, at the front desk. For Thinktank Science Museum and beyond, use our Birmingham online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Birmingham vacation.
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  • Returned after 5yrs with my second child this time. Both kids still had fun, highlight was probably the new garden area and was enjoyed by all. The prices are still a bit steep as already mentioned.  more »
  • My first visit with friends, a short walk from Moor St station. Four floors of interesting stuff of different things. I liked the planetarium but loud children can spoil the show. The restaurant was r...  more »
  • Unfortunately our 1st and last visit today to the think tank museum was spoilt by the sour faced staff and the utterly vial duty manager David. Having paid £47 entry for a family ticket including a vi...  more »
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  • Nice place for children til age 12. Lots to learn and play. Not suitable for toddlers and adults. Planetarium is basic not for adults. Food court / cafe is good. Overall the place is good with staff helping and courteous. Good things is that they sell actual 65 million year old fossils fish, shells, shark tooth and Dino poop. Good for collectors.
  • No longer a science museum, it's an over-optimistic under-maintained child's play area. It's hard to find any actual learning taking place any more, thanks to the general dumbing-down of science museums across the country. The exhibits get more and more broken every time I've been, and they don't seem to have the money to fix them. The 'real' museum downstairs with the industrial revolution machines is fantastic, but is overlooked by the play area upstairs.
  • Great place out for a halfday with the kids. Plenty to see and do. Great collection of interesting things relating to Birmingham and its past industrial history. Prices are reasonable in this day and age. Birmingham seems to be benefiting from all the new development locally around millennium point. If you are stuck for a place go on a rainy day I would recommend the thinktank for families and anyone interested in history and science and technology. Planetarium is okay too.
  • Really good place to visit. Perfect for kids with an enquiring mind but also enough to keep their parents entertained. Well laid out into themes with activities for each theme. Some pretty impressive exhibits. Plenty of parking over the road.
  • Great day out, lots to do and see. However the food is not good at all! Over priced and poor quality! A bacon sandwich by itself cost £3.95, they ran out of bread so it was in a dry previous frozen bun with 1 piece bacon!!! Chicken burger cost the same, again served in a dry bun with lettuce eggs and tomato that had seen better days! My advice... Take your own food!

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