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W5 is Belfast’s award-winning science and discovery centre.

With over 250 amazing interactive exhibits over five levels, W5 provides a unique experience as well as fantastic fun for visitors of all ages.

Visitors can immerse themselves in W5’s new technological space ‘AMAZE’, scale the heights on the multi-storey climbing structure ‘Climbit’, meet W5’s humanoid robot ‘Robothespian, plus so much more.

In addition to permanent exhibits, W5 also presents a changing programme of temporary exhibitions and events. Visitors can also enjoy a daily programme of live science demonstrations and shows throughout the day. W5’s seasonal events are FREE with admission and tickets are valid all day.

Book your tickets online for the best price and fast-track entry to W5. For full information, visit www.w5online.co.uk.
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  • 2 Queen's Quay
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT3 9QQ

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Over 250 hands-on exhibits in four exhibition areas
  • A changing calendar of events and seasonal activities
  • Daily science demonstration shows
  • Ticket valid all day so you can stay as long as you like
  • All seasonal activities are free with admission
  • Climbit

    Discover W5’s biggest exhibit ever! Climbit is an unusual mixture of physical fun, exploration and art! This huge multi-storey climbing structure, which is a cross between a maze and a jungle gym, takes over the Atrium at the heart of W5.

    The first of its kind in the UK and Ireland, Climbit is a unique, visually elegant, three dimensional sculpture specially designed for climbing. Oval platforms suspended from steel pipes and cables let visitors traverse over, under and through the amazing structure.

  • Meet RoboThespian

    Meet RoboThespian, W5’s new permanent exhibit which is completely unique to the island of Ireland. RoboThespian is a life sized, humanoid, interactive robot who can move, speak, educate, interact and entertain!

    RoboThespian is primarily a robot actor and performer. He is fully interactive, user friendly, and capable of communicating and entertaining in a way that few people will have experienced before. This static, humanoid robot can be controlled by the visitor, via a touchscreen panel, and can sing, greet, inform, act and even do impressions. Visitors can choose from a wide range of pre-programmed performance sequences or can even control RoboThespian’s movement and voice to create performance pieces of their own.

  • MED-Lab

    Step into MED-Lab – a brand-new, interactive exhibition zone and explore the medical marvel that is the human body!

    MED-Lab will take visitors of all ages on an extraordinary and fun journey of discovery into us! Learn all about the amazing systems that keep our bodies alive and working. Get up close to some advanced imaging technologies that enables us to see inside, and right through our body. What can go wrong with our body and how we find out what the problem is.

  • AMAZE

    AMAZE is W5’s brand-new technological space that will take you on unique, spectacular and fully-immersive adventures.

    Incorporating large multi-screen projections, a state of the art ‘immersive soundscape’ sound system and a range of incredible special, sensory and physical effects, AMAZE will deliver exciting, captivating and highly entertaining exhibitions and events for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

Creatures of the Night at W5

26 Oct - 03 Nov 2019

Prepare for a bone chilling encounter with some of the weird and wonderful ghouls, ghosts and monsters that stalk the shadowy corners of the land after…

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Space: The Final Frontier? A Conversation with NASA Scientist Dr Sarah Noble

Wed, 06 Nov 2019, 5:30pm

Set course to space and join W5 on Wednesday 6 November for an exciting conversation with NASA scientist Dr Sarah Noble!

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STEM Innovators

Thu, 14 Nov 2019, 3:30pm

Meet the women in Queen’s who founded spinout companies.

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Pumpkins and Potions

26 Oct - 03 Nov 2019

Join W5 for this spooktacular family show this Halloween!

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Santa Street at W5

30 Nov - 23 Dec 2019

This December feel the magic of Christmas come to life at W5 with a seasonal visit to Santa Street.

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How Wild is Wild? Rewilding the Island of Ireland

Mon, 09 Dec 2019, 6:30pm

Join the British Ecological Society and Irish Ecological Association for a lively panel discussion on ‘How wild is wild? Rewilding the island of Ireland’

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