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Young scientists are made here

Our daughter loved this place and joined their monthly science club. Years later our boys liked it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Caitlin H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Very impressed with the engaging scientific displays

This was a very spontaneous visit with three adults and three children in tow, ages 8, 6 and 3... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Joseph N
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Catalayst makes Science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and abilities, explore the award winning galleries, visit the stunning interactive theatre, experience fun activities in the lab or travel 30m above the river Mersey in the...more
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Catalyst Museum Mersey Road, Widnes WA8 0DF, England
+44 151 420 1121
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went as a family group including primary school ages through to grandparents. The soap making workshop was great fun and the kids learnt a lot. Being able to take the soap we made away was really popular too. Lots of interactive and educational exhibits...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our daughter loved this place and joined their monthly science club. Years later our boys liked it so much we bought a year pass and came regularly. Excellent classes on weekends and holidays. It's a bit musty at times and needs updating but still great...More

Thank Caitlin H
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Fab day out at the catalyst museum. Plenty of activities for children. We also went to two workshops. My grandaughters aged 3 and 6 enjoyed taking part in all the activities. Good value for money

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Visited with my two grandchildren ages 3 and 6. Initially my 6 year old grandson was a reluctant visitor - science is ‘boring’ - but he ended up having a really fun time. We did the two workshops which were great fun, they loved the...More

Thank HappyWalkersUk
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Took nephews aged 3 and 6 but several things a little above them. Good hands on activities and great view from the top of the museum- the glass elevator being the highlight! Slightly dated in places. Outside play area, although next to the museum but...More

Thank Dycy6263
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This was a very spontaneous visit with three adults and three children in tow, ages 8, 6 and 3. The scientific gallery was a very hands on display with well labelled and easy to follow (and do) interactive exhibits. We attended a show in the...More

Thank Joseph N
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely afternoon of hands on educational fun, our 8 year old daughter particularly enjoyed the ‘bee discovery’ session held in the laboratory. Lots to do, the glass lift was a big hit with ourdaughter too. Outdoor play area includes swings, slides, zip line to mention...More

Thank Sjglg
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I have been to Catalyst before and know it quite well but on this occasion we went with a friend and her two young children ( 8 and 5 ). They enjoyed the visit, but the best bit was the bee workshop run by Lucinda,...More

Thank philiplord13
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Went with my 10 year old daughter and husband. Daughter was trepidatious as she thought she was going to be too old. Couldn't be further from the truth. We all loved it! Learned loads of interesting facts, recommend paying little bit extra for the talks....More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 13 August 2018

What a brilliant venue! Easy to find, handy free parking and an absolute bargain for a family day out. Just underr £25 all in for 2 adults and one child including tickets for the workshop and science show. Good play area and open space outside...More

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Response from shellsina | Reviewed this property |
The park is gorgeous and on a sunny day it's amazing to just sit and watch the kids play.. The centre itself is probably a little old for her.. Our 4 year old grandson loved it. Our 2 year old granddaughter just ran... More
Amanda N
25 August 2015|
Response from catalystSDC | Property representative |
Yes, of course. There are some picnic tables outside near the playground, they are owned and managed by Halton Borough Council, not Catalyst but you can use them if you wish. Your ticket admits you all day so you could go... More