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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 4 weeks ago
Joseph N
Great day out at Catalyst museum with my Grandchildren

Fab day out at the catalyst museum. Plenty of activities for children. We also went to two... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
carol m
Widnes, United Kingdom
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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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 19, 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 August 15, 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

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Reviewed August 15, 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 August 13, 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

Thank allhell l
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Very reasonable prices. Free parking. Ended up signing up to 2 workshops which were excellent, leaving time for a reasonably priced food in the cafe, a mooch around the puzzle section which had some interesting bits and a play on the park outside after. A...More

Thank PJ567
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This place is different. It was under £20 for a family to enter. We booked on a bubble workshop and a light workshop - at just over £1 each ticket. It was worth it - these were enjoyable family sessions with an excellent presenter. The...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
August 25, 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