Unravel the mysteries of time at We The Curious this Easter!

Monday 12 March | Jen Forster

This Easter, We The Curious will launch a new series of activities and events, all designed around the theme of ‘The Passage of Time’, asking questions about the changes we go through in life. Are clocks the only things which tell the time? What if we could design our own time telling devices? How does time affect our feelings and senses?

Launching on the weekend that the clocks go forward (24 March), visitors will be invited to explore the concept of time through fun experiments, conversations, storytelling, stargazing shows and plenty of creative play. As part of a new approach to designing programming and activities, you’ll also be able to suggest questions that you’d like to see explored, so who knows where your questions could go?

Activities will include experiments, storytelling and a bit of playful mischief as we can explore your questions about this eternal subject. With the new approach to programming, these activities reflect some of the We The Curious Manifesto pledges to create a more collaborative and diverse bank of activities for visitors of all sorts to enjoy.

We’ll be showing ‘Notes on Blindness’, a thought-provoking and award-winning short film, in The Box and in the Planetarium we’ll look at how time affects our cosmos, both what we can see now and what we might see in the future. You can take a look at the wonders of fermentation in the Kitchen, explore brassicas in the Greenhouse and take part in the ‘Memorials to Change’ activity in the Studio – enjoy exploring a collection of stories from people across Bristol in a part storytelling session, part museum-style guided tour.

‘The Passage of Time’ marks the start of a year-long programme of activities, all based around the central theme of time. Later on in the year, We The Curious will run activities all about ‘people as agents of change’, and then on ‘change for the future’ towards the end of the year.

We The Curious is currently trying to gather 10,000 questions from across the city – some of them will be used in the complete redesign of the ground floor exhibition space (to open in 2020), to create an experience that’s reflective of the things that make people curious about the world. Visit www.wethecurious.org to submit your questions now!

The Easter holidays will run from 24 March – 9 April, where We The Curious will be open from 10-6 daily. Visit www.wethecurious.org for full information, to submit your curious questions and to buy tickets.


For further information, images, or to arrange a press trip to We The Curious, please contact Jen Forster – PR Manager, on 0117 9157 152/07967 334 152 or jen.forster@wethecurious.org

You can also follow We The Curious on Twitter (@wethecurious_) or on Facebook (wethecurious). For more information, please visit www.wethecurious.org


Editor’s Notes

We The Curious was previously known as At-Bristol Science Centre; an educational charity with an aim to “make science accessible to all”, it opened in 2000, and welcomed over 5 million visitors in the past 17 years. At-Bristol relaunched as We The Curious in September 2017, with a new vision that is committed to creating a culture of curiosity.

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, test stuff out and participate rather than just visit.  We’re all about empowering everyone to ask questions and get creative - with boundaries removed between science, art, people and ideas - a culture of curiosity.