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We The Curious, Bristol’s biggest science centre and educational charity, is kicking off a city-wide hunt for the ‘Curiositickets’ on the run up to its long-awaited reopening on 2 July 2024.

We The Curious is celebrating reopening with the city, working with community partners across Bristol, to offer 80 group tickets, plus free travel with First Bus, to visit the science centre free of charge. Simply get your hands on one of the special silver tokens to bag a prize.

The only catch? They’re hidden all over the city for families, friends and curious minds to find.

So, let the search for the Curiositickets commence!

From community centres to city farms and even hidden on buses, the 80 tickets are hiding in some of Bristol’s most well-known spots. The huge citywide treasure hunt aims to get the people of Bristol having fun, exploring, and of course getting excited about the reopening in July.

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Kate from Redcatch Community Garden (Photo: Freia Turland)

Each Curiositicket grants six people free entry to We The Curious, plus a Planetarium show, and free travel via First Bus to and from the venue. By hiding them all over the city, the science centre hopes to reach people who may not have had a chance to visit the centre before.

There will be five Curiositickets – in the form of silver 3D-printed tokens, made at We The Curious – hidden in each postcode from BS1-16. Starting from 20th May, We The Curious will reveal the next partner and location to go live with their Curiositickets on their social media channels – the hunt continues until they’re all found!  

Curiositickets can be discovered in these locations, from the date below onwards:

BS1 We The Curious Tues 4 June 
BS2 St Werburgh’s Community Centre Thurs 23 May
BS3 Windmill Hill City Farm Sat 1 June
BS4 Redcatch Community Garden Weds 29 May
BS5 Easton Community Centre Fri 31 May
BS6 Ardagh Centre Sat 25 May
BS7Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust, The Hub Tues 21 May
BS8University of Bristol – Student’s Union Fri 24 May
BS9 Westbury Wildlife Park Sun 26 May
BS10Greenway Centre Thurs 30 May
BS11Avonmouth Community Centre Tues 28 May
BS13Zion Community Centre Weds 22 May
BS14Hengrove Park Leisure Centre Mon 27 May 
BS15Hanham Community Centre Mon 3 June
BS16 Lyde Green Community Centre Mon 20 May
First Bus are standing in for BS12 (which no longer exists) – using their network instead of a postcode area! Tues 28 May

Once found, the silver token needs to be taken to the venue’s information point (as noted on the back of the silver token) so that the lucky finder can receive the other half of the ticket, which gives details for claiming the free group ticket and travel. Curiositicket winners must then book their visit in advance.

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(Photo credit: Freia Turland)

Bryony Roberts, Content Director for We The Curious, said, “We’ve created these Curiositickets in the hope that we can provide a little surprise and fun for people in Bristol to get stuck into, as they search for our silver tokens all over the city. Being accessible and inclusive is really important to us, so ahead of our reopening we wanted to create a bit of a buzz with an activity that was open to everyone, whether you’re We The Curious fans or have never heard of us before.

“It’s also a great way to say thank you to everyone who supported us during our closure, including our brilliant partners, and those who’ve taken part in our Out and About events. It’s really meant a lot, so it feels right to celebrate reopening with our city.

“It’s the perfect way to get curious about your local area, and even explore a new part of Bristol you’ve not been to yet. We can’t wait to welcome the Curiositicket winners through our doors in our reopening year!”

Share pictures of you hunting for the Curiositickets on social media using the hashtag #curiositickets and join Bristol’s city-wide search.

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(Photo credit: Freia Turland)

We The Curious reopens its doors on Tuesday 2 July 2024, with an opening celebration planned for Saturday 6 July. Tickets will go on sale in June, so sign up to the mailing list (www.wethecurious.orgto be the first to hear about tickets and all reopening plans. See you there!