Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
Explore the exhibits covering more than 250 years of innovation, and browse collections of machines, mechanical devices, and more. When you’ve had your fill of technology, head to the natural sciences portions of the museum and check out the animals, plants, and minerals.
Thinktank often hosts special events and rotating tours and activities—check the museum’s website for details. Many travelers like to pair a trip to Thinktank with a visit to the National Sea Life Centre, LEGOLAND®, or the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
Thinktank is a must for technology and natural science enthusiasts.
The museum is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
You can buy food at the on-site café, or take a lunch to eat in the picnic area.
Purchase gifts and souvenirs at the museum shop.
How to Get There
In the Millennium Point building, close to the Birmingham city center, Thinktank is easily reached by car, public transit, or bicycle. The nearest highways are the M5, M6, and M42. Or, take the 14, 55/55A, or 94 train from the city center and get off at Moor Street station, a 10-minute walk from Thinktank. You’ll find bike racks on the north and south sides of the building.
When to Get There
Thinktank is open every day from 10am to 5pm, with last admission at 4pm. Go after 3pm on a weekday for discounted admission. A “morning explorer” tour is offered on certain Saturdays (see the Thinktank website).
Events and Activities at Thinktank
Thinktank features an array of events and activities, from planetarium shows and moon landing parties, to a science circus that gives you the chance to try out tricks. Or, look into Thinktank’s “meet the experts” talks—hosted in collaboration with the University of Birmingham—and learn about topics such as eyewitness programs or butterfly metamorphosis.
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