Catalyst Science Discovery Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Widnes, Cheshire, England

  • Kids doing lab experiments at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes
  • Girls on touch screen at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes
  • Boys at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre in Widnes

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Catalyst Science Discovery Centre's website
0151 420 1121

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

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

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


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Parking facilities