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Techniquest brings the tricks and treats for Half Term

By Raspberry Jim,

With Half Term on the way, Techniquest has revealed its Halloween-themed line-up of entertainment for family friendly fun.

The science discovery centre, based in Cardiff Bay, will be indulging in all things spooktacular with two special Halloween themed shows. The first show, Graham the Ghost, will introduce children to Techniquest’s very own Casper. With an interactive plot, children will have to help Graham, a friendly ghost, pass a test to join the Ghost Union after he loses his glow.

The centre will also be hosting a Spooky Science show all week, where visitors can find out if a pumpkin can carve itself into creepy faces, or if coins can scream.  There’ll also be a chance to find out whether science can help make ghosts or mix potions.

For something a little less scary, the Star Tours show will also be available all week. Star Tours takes the family on a journey into the night sky, following constellations and learning all about how stars live and die.

As well as its shows, the centre’s main exhibition floor will be open all week for visitors hoping to keep the family occupied. For those looking forward to getting in the spooky spirit, they are encouraged to come along in their favourite costume.

 For adults, Techniquest’s Halloween festivities will begin on Thursday October 26, when After Hours makes its deadly return. Dressed in lab coats and faced with a grisly crime scene, visitors will be asked to solve the case using CSI techniques. Enjoying a full bar and food on offer from The Grazing Shed, the event is strictly for over 18s.

Lesley Kirkpatrick, CEO at Techniquest, said: “We can’t wait to kick off our Halloween celebrations next week, and there’s so much on offer for the whole family. Even though it’s Half Term, there’s still an opportunity for children to learn in a fun and colourful environment, and to engage with STEM learning with friends and family.”