We The Curious (previously At-Bristol) is a science and arts centre and educational charity in Bristol, England. It features over 250 interactive exhibits over two floors, and members of the public and school groups can also engage with the Live Science Team over programming in the kitchen, studio and on live lab. We The Curious is also home of the United Kingdom's first 3D planetarium. The centre describes its aim as being "to create a culture of curiosity".
As part of its charitable status, We The Curious has an extensive community engagement programme. In regular weekends throughout the year We The Curious hosts "Hello!" weekends for communities who are currently under-represented in their visitors while also providing a community membership for charities and groups working in and for the community. Alongside this, We The Curious is working with local schools and community groups to plan exhibits and programming for the future.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Henry McCartan | Feb 28, 2018
Great way to spend and hour or two with no real age limitations. Regular talks and activities at specified times however you are free to wander and enjoy. The scheduled talks can get a bit cramped if you are unlucky and the aquarium is especially busy. At the same both time relaxing and educational, it will take roughly an hour to see everything assuming you do not participate in activities or scrutinize every info plaque beside the tanks. The gift shop is fairly priced and plenty of toilet access. Wheelchairs and buggies / pushchairs will have no problem getting round and seeing everything.
Robin Mayo | Mar 3, 2018
Kids and I loved it, Luna the Octopus is my personal favourite. Meeting the mermaid was an extra treat. Friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Great day out on a cold winter Saturday morning.
Linda McLaughlin | Feb 7, 2018
Not a cheap venue for a family. Best to go in the week. Very busy at weekends and hard to get close to some tanks. Take own food and drink. Avoid the gift shop. Annual membership is worthwhile if you live in Bristol. Parking is not free.
Les Spaine | Jan 26, 2018
Although I live in Cardiff, my daughter lives in Horfield so we decided to go to the aquarium instead of the planetarium. I'm very glad that we did. The staff were very nice, plus it has a lovely shop and cafe. The layout of the aquarium is great and you get the feeling you're embarking upon some kind of exploration. I will be taking my son there too because I found it very educational.
syd akbari-lynn | Feb 17, 2018
Really enjoy Bristol aquarium. It can be 'done' in little over an hour, but if you have kids it's great as you can motor through it all then go off for a coffee or lunch and then return and go again - free re-entry! Brill 🙂
Christopher Durkin | Apr 9, 2018
Really good afternoon out. A little smaller than some aquariums I have been too, however the talks were good and the staff were really helpful. My daughter's all had a great time.
Andrew Hollier-Day | Mar 25, 2018
A great aquarium where you can tell that the staff care about these aquatic creatures very much. They have feeding times with a presenter describing what and why they are doing what they are doing. Good fun but didn't take long to get around
Iain Leslie | Apr 1, 2018
Good for a couple of hours. Not a huge aquarium however you can go around as many times as you like. It is well laid out with different attractions to keep it interesting.
Roberta Johnstone | Apr 13, 2018
Amazing trip. Great value for money and took a whole afternoon to explore. And last time i went, i got engaged... extra special day :-D
Mandie B | Apr 15, 2018
Great aquarium - much bigger than it looks from outside. We stayed just under 3 hrs & plenty to see & listen to talks, normally a trail for smaller ones to follow & find pictures of fish. Loved the huge big tanks you can walk under, big circular tank for seahorses is beautiful
Owen Towner | May 7, 2018
Very good if you take your time and read all the info boards as you go round. Otherwise would take you about 20 minutes to finish the whole tour. So as a whole £15 per adult is a little pricey. Good to go at a time when they have a feeding you can witness.
James Tredray | Apr 24, 2018
Such a lovely place to go even if you were to go with a family of kids, conpany of you and your lovely partner. Or even you're like self. There is plenty to see and lots to do from viewing all different parts of the exhibits to interacting and learning from the wall boards and interactive instructors. A place to take everyone for all kinds of fun.
F S | May 23, 2018
Great for babies (perfect as entertainment with lights and swimming animals). It's well kept, but not a very big aquarium. The annual pass is great value, but I would not buy it for older children (once in a while is nice, but not too often).
Lucy Smith | Jul 20, 2018
A quaint little aquarium with lots of different sea life creatures, a big high pond that young kids can stand by and see the fish swimming next to them, you can buy food for the fish as well and see the happy stingrays. You can enjoy a walk in the tunnels where the fish are over you and even see a octopus, shark and lobster. Great day out for kids of all ages, a small cafe and shop on site and even planned group days can be done, well worth the visit if you want a active packed day.
Maggie Ioannou | Jul 21, 2018
It's my happy place. Not too big and not too crowded. Great location right on the harbour. Give it a quick visit. Kids love it
Mo Salehan | Jun 18, 2018
Fantastic sea life to see and good information. My visit was quite quick but I'll be definitely back for a longer visit and to read and absorb more information. I find this place quite tranquil and relaxing. I like the way this place designed. Also, I saw a lovely yellow sage plant there which was one of my childhood favourites in our garden!
Sam Atkinson | Jun 28, 2018
By no means a bad day out, but simply not enough to justify more than 4 star, lovely place and some wonderful fish and sea life... But you can walk the whole place in less than an hour, even with kids... More to do or a soft play area would give it 5 star potential
clive cleaver | Jul 16, 2018
A really lovely place to visit. If you like marine life this is the place for you. Very friendly staff to answer your questions. Reasonable priced as well.
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