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“A great family day out”

Thinktank Science Museum
Ranked #31 of 280 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: Thinktank is Birmingham's unique and award-winning science museum housed at Millennium Point in the heart of the city.  This exciting attraction offers ten galleries of historical artefacts, modern interactives and fantastic futuristic facts. You can explore everything from aircraft and steam engines to intestines and taste buds - and even emotional robots!  Thinktank is like nothing you've ever seen before and will stimulate your mind whatever your age.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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“A great family day out”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

We visited on January 2nd this year and it was our second visit. Our daughters are aged 5 and 7 and there is just so much for them to do. We took part in kitchen science experiments, visited the hands on human body section, did arts and crafts, saw the big engines etc. was all great fun and they were learning too. I love the little doctors surgery and cafe area. Great for a wide age range. They loved phoning each other in the different sections. The water play area great too. The garden was closed for winter but looked great an we were given a free pass to return to it in the summer. A well priced for what u get day out.

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Cradley, null, United Kingdom
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“Fun fun fun!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

A wonderful day out with lots of activities. If you go during the school holidays, there is an animal man with lots of cool cretures and animals. They also offer discounts for students and disable. Great rold play activities, with a doctors surgery, cafe, garage and dentist for the kids. They will love the role play, is great equipment. Water activities. space room where you can see the stars overhead, absolutely beautiful and also a live talking robot that imitates you!
There is also old trains and lots and lots of interesting fact to learn. Great learning and playing day for the whole family.

Visited May 2012
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N yorks
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“Kids loved it.”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Spent virtually a full day here, and my 10 year olds never got bored. Loads of good hands on activities. A bit disappointed that the all weather garden is closed for winter. The exhibits are varied, hands on and well presented. I am a science teacher and was inspired, by quite a lot of them. Shame its too far to bring a school trip from North Yorkshire.The planetarium show we saw was great.
I did think the entrance fee was quite high, but we used Tesco vouchers, so it was a bargain!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Good trip”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Took my 10 year old son whilst visiting friends in the area. We had a great time there.

Did get busier as the day progressed and very noisy.

Went to a science demonstration in the lab which was interactive.

Admission prices reasonable. Would go again

Visited January 2013
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UK
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“Excellent”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Everything has been thought of here with so much to do for people and kids of all areas, my little ones loved splashing in the water exhibits and took me ages to get them to move on, maybe the museum good inset in some better or more aprons as they were soon gone.

Cannot really fault this place, e erythig was great, defiantly worth a visit even if your not into science you will enjoy it

Visited August 2012
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