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Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Thinktank Science Museum and other Birmingham attractions using our handy Birmingham vacation generator.
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  • First thing: we have only paid £3 per person as it was after 3pm. For this money it was exceptional value! There are few floors with different theme on each and you can find many interesting things fo...  more »
  • Thinktank is one of the most wonderful science museums there are. Very interactive, dynamic and educational. Even a 2 year old or a 30-something can have fun there. Lots of things to see and experienc...  more »
  • Very fun day educational displays to get involved with for kids we will be visiting again during the school holidays  more »
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  • Went with my 2 kids who have special needs they absolutely loved the indoor area had so much to do, the outdoor science garden was even better lots of things to play with and plenty of water play which my youngest loved. I enjoyed it but couldn't really explore the way I wanted so went again by myself had a proper look around and got 2 membership plus cards for my kids so now we can visit whenever we want. Can't wait for my next visit. Only downside was the price of fish and chips &7.50. Just remember to bring your own lunch there is plenty of space to sit and eat, staff were wonderful and very helpful.
  • Great place to spend the afternoon with kids. My daughter (1 yr) loved the indoor play areas, especially the water splash zone, so make sure you bring an extra change of clothes for the little ones. It was too cold to enjoy the outdoor area, but it looked lovely!
  • What a fascinating place. So much information and things to learn. A very good day out I took my nephew and his mum and to be honest I enjoyed it more than them
  • A wonderful surprise. One piece of advice take spare clothes and maybe even a towel ☺️ the kids area on the 2nd floor is amazing my 4 year old loved it and even my 1 year old had fun playing especially getting soaked in the water bit! Enjoyed walking around the different areas. Wasn't sure what to expect but a really good day out.
  • for £3 if you go on selected days from 15:00, it's worth the visit. but i was expecting more adult toys, and there were basically none. wasn't in the mood of with time for a regular museum. granted, this was more interactive, but still got almost only expeditions and kids toys. nothing compared with London or even Lisbon.

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