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Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

  • Widnes
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Catalyst is an interactive science centre whose aim is to make science exciting and accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

At weekends and during school holidays Catalyst has a fascinating programme of activities for families. These workshops and shows are extremely popular so tickets are limited and are issued on a first come first served basis.

Catalyst now houses the Mersey Gateway visitor centre so if you want to come and find out all about the new bridge being built over the Mersey then pop in and have a look.

  • Scenic glass lift reaching 30m by the Mersey estuary
  • Outdoor play area
  • Gift shop and cafe serving a range of snacks and drinks
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Opening hours

Term Time
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

School Holidays
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £5.95
Kids (5-16): £4.95
Family from £17.95

Travel & Contact Information


Gossage Building, Mersey Road, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 0DF, England

Phone number

0151 420 1121



Click here to visit Catalyst Science Discovery Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.


Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Catalyst Science Discovery Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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