We The Curious, Bristol’s interactive science centre for families, is opening its doors again from 22 May with a bold new exhibition, Project What If – the first major science centre exhibition in the UK all about the curiosity of a city.
Have you ever wished you could slow time down or wondered whether there is such a thing as the soul?
Inspired by real questions from the people of Bristol, Project What If is an invitation to escape into a mysterious world of possibilities for anyone who is curious and loves to play.
It’s also home to Open City Lab, a collaborative working laboratory, where you can meet scientists, join them in their explorations and take part in research.
You’ll find the ground floor of We The Curious transformed into a space where art and science collide, with 68 new exhibits and 25 art pieces clustered around seven questions on very different themes.
There’s plenty of light and colour in Rainbows; a chance to reflect on what makes you unique and explore the habitats of aliens in Universe. Illness sparks conversations about the nature of disease, health inequalities and how our experience of illness can shape our lives.
Taking ideas from the natural world, it’s easy to disappear in Invisibility. Peer inside the Tardis and discover how you measure something you can’t even see in Time and come face to face with an early ancestor in Sand. Meanwhile, moral puzzles, the beauty of our brains and a heart-to-heart with the resident robot await you in Soul.
Alongside Project What If, We The Curious will also be hosting a variety of activities across the venue, offering the chance to spend time with robots, come face-to-face with cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence research, find out why rainbows make us happy and much more.
To buy tickets and find out how We The Curious is working with visitors to keep everyone safe, visit wethecurious.org. Booking in advance is essential.