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We The Curious

Immersive science-based activity centre, offering a range of experiences for children of all ages. We The Curious offer regular early opening sessions suitable for children with autism or sensory needs.

We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone.

Our venue on Bristol’s harbourside is a bit like an indoor festival, with all sorts of different experiences, where you can interact with exhibits and take part in experiments.

It’s where boundaries are removed between science, art, people and ideas

Our venue is less SHHH and more playful - DO touch the exhibits, do use your phone, DO laugh out loud, bring your kids, friends, grandparents or come and escape on your own.

Who to contact

0117 915 1000
We The Curious - Autism Friendly Early Opening

Where to go

We The Curious
Anchor Road

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Autism Friendly Early Opening

We're a big and sometimes noisy venue with lots going on and we know this can sometimes be challenging for visitors on the autism spectrum. The venue will be open early for this session from 9am and you'll have an hour and a half to explore our exhibits at your own pace, chat about what you discover with our staff, and take part in some intriguing activities. 

There will be an autism-friendly show in our Planetarium at 10.15am (suitable for age 5+). The show will be in 2D, with softer music, the lights on and doors open, so you can leave at any time if needed. The show lasts around 30 minutes. 

We will also be opening up the Planetarium for an Open Doors session between 9.15 and 9.45 am.This is a chance to have a look inside the Planetarium and get a feel for the space, prior to the show itself. 

Early opening prices:

Adults and children aged 3 and above: £4.95 / £5.50 with gift aid

Personal Assistants: FREE

Planetarium tickets are an additional £2.50 per person. Please note that places for the show are limited due to capacity, so we recommend booking in advance when you purchase your ticket. You don't need a ticket to pop into the Open Doors session. 

How to book:

For more information and to book tickets, please call our bookings team on 0117 915 1000 (during working hours), email or pop in and ask at our front desk.

Preparing to visit us:

View our virtual tour of the venue. Click on the blue tags for information and green tags for audio.

Please note, the venue will open at 10.30 for all other visitors

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