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Places to Visit (Do not forget your passport!)

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (Warrington, United Kingdom)


(1 credit per general visit) Finding out is fun at Catalyst. We have three interactive galleries with over 100 different exhibits to tug, tease and test. Enjoy panoramic views across Cheshire from the rooftop Observatory reached by a scenic glass lift, or visit Scientrific, or Birth of an Industry. A World of Opportunities is a unique careers gallery where pupils can gain valuable insight into careers in science through interactive displays and DVD Clips.
Catalyst's Scientrific Gallery has over 30 hands-on interactive exhibits allowing you to explore how chemicals are made and discover their uses. 

Investigate colourful crystals, magical mixes, light from gases, how solar power works and much more.

There is even a corner for the under 5's called Mini Molecules with activities specially designed with younger children in mind.

Let the children play, test and touch to find out more.

The Molecule Treasure Trail - Hunt down the hidden molecules in our galleries, complete the form and hand it in at Reception for a chance to win a monthly prize
Free as part of your paid visit!

Opening Hours are 10.00am to 4.00pm.  Last admission is at 3.00pm
We are closed Mondays during school term time only. All ages welcome!


Catalyst Weekend Workshop

Fun, hands on interactive workshops (1 credit per visit)

Please check the website for up to date information and exactly which workshop is running. Places are limited and sold on a first come, first served basis)

Times of workshops are subject to change but are currently at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm. £1 per person per workshop (in addition to the normal admission charge) All ages welcome!

Previous workshops include;
Fantastic Plastic - Join our hands-on workshop and find out about a smart material called CAPA. Heat the plastic granules, add a colour an mould your own keyring to take away

Explore your universe – Join us for a highly charged show looking at how light and electricity work. This show might even make your hair stand on end

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