Thursday, 30 August 2018

Enjoy the last of the summer holidays - visit ThinkTank #review

Last week, before our Bank Holiday break away, we visited ThinkTank, Birmingham's award winning science museum, and boy was there a lot to see! We have never been before - well, Ethan has but on a preschool trip, so it was our first time visiting as a family - and there's plenty to take in across the four floors of interactive displays, plus the outdoor science garden.


There's everything covered; animals and dinosaurs, the human body and medicine, materials and manufacturing, transport and trades, and even space in the Planetarium (extra cost applies).




Ethan was quite taken with the animal exhibits, naturally, but all the bright colours and displays really attracted him and we did our best to explain what they were showing and how things worked - but he was so in awe, he quickly went from one thing to another!


It's a fascinating place to visit, well spaced out and there's all the amenities and a coffee shop too, with parking close to the entrance, at Millennium Point, and access is good too, with lifts as well as stairs, and a spacious outdoor garden.




It's an immersive and educational experience. I think for a child Ethan's age (5), it's a fun place to visit, but the older they get, there's definitely more in it for them. Because it teaches you through interactive displays and demonstrations how things work, from the body to recycling to trains, there is a lot that children (and adults) can learn. It's probably why it's so popular with schools as a destination.



If you're looking to squeeze in something different, full of interesting things to see and even a way to lead your children back into the world of learning again, ready for the new term, or to support what they are learning in school, ThinkTank makes for a great day out.


* We were given complimentary entry for purposes or review, but views always remain our own.


Here's the info you need to know before you visit - and you can book tickets here.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street 
Birmingham, B4 7XG 
0121 348 8000

Opening Times: 

Open 7 days a week daily (including bank holidays) 10am - 5pm. 
Last admission at 4pm
The Planetarium will be closed once a month for maintenance, see the Planetarium page for dates.

Prices:

  •  Adult (includes over 60s) £13.50
  •  Concession (Students/Benefits. Excludes over 60s) £9.75
  •  Child (3-15 years) £9.75
  •  Child (under 3 years) FREE
  •  Family of 3 (max 2 adults) £33.00
  •  Family of 4 (max 2 adults) £41.00
  •  Family of 5 (max 2 adults) £50.00
  •  Planetarium show (not included in Thinktank ticket price) £1.50
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