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Catalyst makes science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy panoramic views across Cheshire from the rooftop Observatory reached by a scenic glass lift, or visit Scientrific and Birth of an Industry galleries, home to over 50 hands-on exhibits. Get to grips with real science and experience the modern Catalytic Discovery Lab, with activities during school holidays, the whole family get to join in!
Take an unforgettable journey of discovery in our Alchemy Theatre, interactive films with 3D and individual voting makes them unique!
Also on offer is free car parking, a gift shop and the Elements cafe, the perfect place to enjoy a tasty snack whilst admiring the riverside views.
Information on Catalyst - Science Discovery Centre , Gossage Building , Mersey Road , Widnes
|Opening Times:||Term Time: Mon to Fri 10:00-16:00, School Hols, BH & all weekends 10:00- 17:00. Closed 24 to 26 Dec & 31 Dec & 1 Jan.|
|Admission:||Adult £4.95, Child/ Concession £3.95, Family (2+2 or 1+3) £15.95, Family (2+3) £17.95. Group rates available. Guided tours only available by prior arrangement.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Widnes, Junction 12 of M56, junction 7 of M62, nearest railway station Widnes. Follow brown and white tourism signs.|
Free Parking, Full Disabled Access, Gift Shop, Guided Tours, Parking Availability, Refreshments, Elements Café
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