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At-Bristol, Bristol

(4.4/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Exercise your mind in one of the UK’s biggest interactive science and discovery centers. The stated aim of At-Bristol is "to make science accessible to all" through hands-on exhibits to be enjoyed by the young and old alike. The permanent and special exhibits are organized into various themes: take a trip to space in the planetarium, discover the incredible science of the human body, become an animator, and discover how humans have harnessed the power of nature. The center also runs a "meet the experts" program where you can ask questions, share opinions, conduct experiments, and meet the scientists behind the latest cutting-edge research. Add At-Bristol to your Bristol travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bristol travel itinerary planner.
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  • A nice day out with the kids but very busy! It's a shame that some of the equipment was not working and we didn't get a go at the animation despite waiting for 20 mins. The children liked taking part ...  more »
  • Good for families. Children of most ages can enjoy exploring. Planetarium visit well worth the extra expense. 
  • Perfect day out for adults and children, My grandchildren stayed for 5 hours and still didn't see everything as there was so much activities for them to do. They will have to see the rest when they vi...  more »
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  • Great science museum for adults and children. Lockers available for storing jackets, bags, etc. During the day, it is mainly focused on children and families, but At-Bristol also do adults only events in the evenings. Entry is slightly expensive, especially for a family, however, if you think you'll go often, there are package deals. At-Bristol also do community days where entrance is free for voucher holders (given out at certain schools and community centres). As others have pointed out, you can bring your own lunch to make it cheaper. I also don't think At-Bristol is centrally-funded, so people shouldn't compare it's prices with say, the London Science Museum.
  • It almost makes up for the massive cost with its exhibits. It's a good experience for all ages. I'd recommend the Planetarium for families with young children.
  • A great afternoon out, lots of exhibits to keep us entertained, kids and adults alike. It does cost a little more but the planetarium is worth it again even if you don't have kids with you. Plenty of spots around the centre as well to have your lunch if it's a sunny day. Only thing that prevents it being 5 star is the price.
  • Fantastic Place with so much to learn and do. The staff were particularly good. They were well informed, encouraging and able to gauge the right level for their audience. Our grandson has insisted that we come again when he next visits and would like to move to Bristol!
  • Very fun and creative place to go. A great reccommendation for enriching cildrens minds