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At-Bristol Science Centre

Add At-Bristol Science Centre to your Itinerary

Lee Pullen - Credit


At-Bristol Science Centre is one of the UK's most exciting interactive attractions, offering an amazing world of hands-on discovery for you, your friends and family.

With hundreds of exhibits and live shows, At-Bristol is a must-see for all ages and takes you on an incredible journey exploring the inner workings of the world around us.

Join Morph and friends in Aardman’s exclusive exhibition and become an animator for the day. Be awed by icy bodies and cosmic rays, walk through a tornado, create your own TV show or cover yourself from head to toe in a giant bubble!

Plus, there is always something new to discover with At-Bristol's ever-changing programme of special activities covering everything from anatomy and robots, to food and flight!

You can even take a trip to the outer reaches of the universe in the UK’s first 3D Planetarium. Sit back and enjoy as the At-Bristol Live Science Team take you on a trip to the stars in a stunning immersive experience with full-surround sound and awe-inspiring sights.

A fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy in the heart of Bristol’s historic Harbourside area.




  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction - with outdoor spaces
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas - Outside


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (charge)


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site - Visitors can bring their own food in or sit in the outside spaces

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3 - 5 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10 to benefit from group rates
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Event Venue
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - On website
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


  • Watch At-Bristol's video here

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit

Guide Prices

Adult - £13.90
Child (aged 3-15) - £8.95
Child (0-2) - FREE

Add a Planetarium show to your visit!
• 2D Planetarium show £2.50
• 3D Planetarium show £3.50 (aged 6 and up)

Prices correct at time of going live (January 2017). Please check the At-Bristol website for the latest prices.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

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Recent Reviews:

  • bellab0o13
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd April 2017
    We will definitely be going here again it is brilliant for learning and having fun at the same time. Make flour, code, blow bubbles do what you want for as long as you want. Peckish? Why not pop into... Read full review
  • Treebeardtraveler
    Trip Type:
    Science and beer
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd April 2017
    I went here on a after hours evening that is done once a year it's amazing learning science it takes you back to your childhood highly recommended for family's Read full review
  • Charlotte G
    Trip Type:
    Excellent for kids
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 22nd April 2017
    Planned to spend a few hours here today and ended up spending the whole day! Really good fun for all ages. Read full review
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Tel: +44 (0)117 915 1000

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  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2011

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Open daily*
• 10am-6pm on weekends, bank holidays and Bristol school holidays
• 10am-5pm on weekdays term-time (Bristol schools)
*except 3 & 4 September 2015 for planned maintenance, and 24, 25 and 26 December 2015.

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