Techniquest celebrates British Science Week

The weekend saw educational charity Techniquest celebrate British Science Week with robotics, medieval medicine and a glowing sculpture.

On March 16th and 17th, the Cardiff Bay-based science discovery centre used its two floors of interactive exhibits to showcase innovation, medicine and the natural world.

Visitors could take part in special activities such as Rocketry and Programming Robots using Lego. Meanwhile, aspiring scientists got the chance to discover the gruesome reality of medieval medicine by learning about leeches, grisly amputation, horrifying infections and barber surgeons.

Techniquest also hosted an interactive lesson about microbes and biofilms, Blast-a-Biofilm, teaming up with Cardiff Institute for Tissue Engineering and Repair. And Pedal Power ran a paint spinning session.

Coinciding with the scientific celebration, the centre teamed up with the British Heart Foundation to welcome a glowing connectivity human sculpture as part of the exhibit’s UK -wide tour. The sculpture shows the blood flow of the human body.

Lesley Kirkpatrick, CEO at Techniquest, said: “While science is always at the heart of everything we do for our visitors, our British Science Weekender is a chance for our visitors to experience something different whilst enjoying all our centre usually has to offer.

“Our team has been hard at work curating this exciting weekend of scientific entertainment, all of which is sure to be as fun-filled as it is educational. As we continue our mission to make science accessible to all, we’re hoping to welcome as many aspiring scientists as possible in honour of British Science Week.”