Xplore Science Centre Reopens
Xplore Science Centre Reopens – Xplore Science Discovery Centre is a brand new attraction in the heart of Wrexham town centre, North Wales. From the people that brought you Techniquest Glyndŵr, this brand new Science Centre is full of hands-on exhibits, fantastic live science shows and much more!
Xplore Science Centre Reopens – Visit Xplore! This Weekend
Following the end of the firebreak imposed by Welsh Government this week, they’re back open and ready to welcome visitors once more! Unlike beforehand, those in Wales can now travel across county borders meaning we can welcome those from Flintshire, Denbighshire, Powys, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesea for the first time!
Our booking system is available NOW for you to buy tickets in advance. We generally recommend booking early to avoid disappointment! Book now
Our new space is filled with loads of brand new activities. There are also a handful of the firm favourites from thoughtful brainteasers to exciting challenges for all the family to enjoy. For those eager to understand the science behind the activities, we encourage you to ask our friendly staff.
Visit our website to discover how we’ve made sure that our centre is fun and COVID-secure. You can also watch some of our videos available at the following links: Xplore Reopening, New Venue Reopening Date and Science Discovery Centre Relaunch.
Xplore Science Centre Reopens – Opening times
Friday to Sunday: 9:30am – 5.00pm
Open 7 days a week during the Wrexham school holidays.
Closed selected days over Christmas and New Year – please contact Xplore! for more information.
Heart of the Community
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is a collaborative effort between our staff, partners and the local community. Their ‘Heart of the Community’ vision is to make science accessible to all. And, that to end, they work hard every day to improve what they do and offer our audiences.
Following a monumental effort over the last few years, they’ve finally been able to put their plans into practice. In 2019, they obtained funding from the Inspiring Science Fund and the Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme. This money went towards transforming and relocating their science centre and build closer relationships with local communities.
You can see the most visible part of their changes through the work of their Community Outreach Team. Additionally, the Team is engaging with as many community groups within our catchment area as possible. Especially those who historically have had barriers between themselves and science engagement.
Let Xplore! Know What You Want
Throughout the process, there has been an immense focus on public consultation to create a science discovery centre shaped and designed by its visitors. They are still actively engaging with groups to hear their suggestions, concerns and interests. They have many forums for letting them know what you think, particularly through social media, outreach events and in-centre consultations.
The opening of the new centre does not mark the end of the engagement process: they’re looking to consult with the general public, schools and other groups to co-create the best experience possible to bring their long-held dream to life.
To summarise: their goal is to provide interactive and fun science activities made by the community, for the community.
Why not join our Facebook group or maybe you know a community group that would like to take part in some science activities?
A Brilliant Idea?
Have you got a brilliant idea for a science activity and you would like to work with Xplore! to bring it to life?
Check out their latest news and events pages or for more information. To get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This £2.8million project includes a grant of £1.75 million from the Inspiring Science Fund and £750,000 from the Welsh Government’s Targeted Regeneration Investment programme. The Inspiring Science Fund scheme is co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, UK Research and Innovation and Wellcome.
Wrexham County Borough Council co-ordinates The Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme for Wrexham.
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