What if we put people at the heart of science?
We aim to build strong, sustainable relationships with communities in Bristol.
In regular weekends throughout the year we say Hello! to communities who are currently under-represented in our visitors. These free weekends give those families and community groups who may not visit otherwise a chance to explore We The Curious together.
You can see a little bit of what to expect at our Hello weekends, in this video filmed at 'Hello Lawrence Hill'.
If you want to add your community-based organisation to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Hello! Community Weekends’ as the subject heading.
The We The Curious experience isn’t something that only happens in our venue, we provide inspirational science experiences across Bristol.
Families of Offenders
We recently completed a project, supported by Children in Need, working with the families of offenders. Our interactive activities provide opportunities for parents and children to play together, maintaining family relationships during a difficult period in their lives.
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Our Education team, supported by volunteers, have worked alongside Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to provide opportunities for children and their families to take part in fun, interactive science activities.
“The We The Curious outreach has been a wonderful addition to our programme in the Play Centre at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children this year. Patients and siblings are able to come here from their hospital bed and join in with exciting science discovery that we alone would be unable to provide. [...] the excitement of the activities make them forget, even for a little while, that this is perhaps the most difficult time of their lives. Parents and carers sit and watch or join in too and this is the hidden benefit of the activities, as they also take something positive from the sessions.” Manager of Specialised Play Services, BCH
We've created a Membership scheme that's especially for charities and groups working in and for the community.
Find out more about our Community Membership scheme by downloading the information below.
Refugee and Asylum Seekers can visit We The Curious for free including any befrienders and mentors. Please note this includes free entry to Planetarium shows but these shows can get fully booked at busy times. This does not include free entry into special events such as After Hours and Planetarium Nights.
Need more information? Just call 0117 915 1000 (Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays) to speak with our Bookings Team - they're ever so helpful!
"I never fail to be impressed at the genuinely inclusive way that We The Curious interact with the community. You really are one of the best resources in Bristol for the community and all of us at the City of Bristol College ESOL team really appreciate the welcome you give our learners." Susan Yates, City of Bristol College ESOL team
We're currently busy rebuilding our ground floor with a whole new experience! Project What If is the first major exhibition based entirely on the questions of the city of Bristol. And we want your help!
Health Map is an exhibit that's part of a group of exhibits exploring health and illness. It's a 49-inch screen showing an interactive map with all of the wards of Bristol.
We want to put people at the heart of the exhibit. We're looking for health stories to accompany the data, so that visitors can see the people, and the lives, behind the numbers.
If you'd like to get involved, then click on the PDF link below for full information and contact details. For any questions, drop an email to email@example.com