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    New Offer 6th January - 5th June 2020

    Our transformational £4.5m investment programme at W5, to create eight new themed exhibition areas and experiences opening in June 2020, is underway. £3m funding was awarded through the Inspiring Science Fund and a further £1.5m invested by the Odyssey Trust.

    The new themed exhibition areas and experiences will be immersive and memorable, where you can become fully absorbed and engaged with STEM in a fun and interactive way. We have also developed a new approach to visitor engagement, creating dynamic content with new science shows, family events and activities, presenting information in new and unusual ways. This is a really exciting time at W5 and we look forward to bringing you with us on our journey and welcoming you to the new W5, opening 6th June 2020.

    To enable the refurbishment, exhibition areas GO and SEE/DO on Levels 2 and 4 will be closed from 6th January – 5th June 2020. The other areas will remain open with a reduced but enhanced family offering. W5 will also close on Mondays and Tuesdays during off-peak times during January – May 2020.

    The ground floor, including the gift shop, VR Zone and ‘Spacebase’ activity zone will remain unaffected as will ‘Climbit’ the multi-storey climbing structure, ‘MED-Lab’ the interactive medical themed exhibition and the under 8’s area ‘The Town of Discovery’. ‘AMAZE’, the new immersive experience will be open and feature new and exciting content during this period.

    We are reducing our ticket prices by 35% from 6th January – 5th June 2020 to reflect the focused offering available at this time. Please refer to our updated admission prices below.

    W5 is a registered charity and your support helps us to continue to offer innovative STEM education and outreach to over 285,000 visitors and 34,000 school pupils each year, helping to support better life chances and shape Northern Ireland’s future talent.

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your on-going support during what promises to be a very exciting period for W5. Find out more about our exciting redevelopment plans here.

    W5 Off-Peak Times January – May 2020

    W5 will be closed on the following dates:

    January:

    Mondays 6, 13, 20 & 27

    Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28

    April:

    Mondays 20, 27

    Tuesday 21, 28

    February:

    Mondays 3, 10, 24

    Tuesdays 4, 11, 25

    May:

    Mondays 11, 18

    Tuesdays 5, 12, 19, 26

    March:

    Mondays 2, 9, 23, 30

    Tuesdays 3, 10, 24, 31

    Admission Prices 6 January – 5 June 2020

    Online Prices

    Ticket Type

    With Gift Aid

    Without

    Gift Aid

    Adult

    £7.80

    Includes free £1.60 voucher

    £7.00

    Child (3-16)

    £6.20

    Includes free £1.30 voucher

    £5.50

    Concession

    £6.50

    Includes free £1.30 voucher

    £5.85

    Family 1 + 3

    £23.75

    Includes free £4.50 voucher

    £21.50

    Family 2 + 2

    £25.35

    Includes free £4.70 voucher

    £23.00

    Family 2 + 3

    £30.90

    Includes free £5.80 voucher

    £28.00

    Walk-Up Prices

    Ticket Type

    With Gift Aid

    Without

    Gift Aid

    Adult

    £9.30

    Includes free £2.60 voucher

    £8.00

    Child (3-16)

    £7.20

    Includes free £1.30 voucher

    £6.55

    Concession

    £8.00

    Includes free £2.30 voucher

    £6.85

    Family 1 + 3

    £28.25

    Includes free £5.50 voucher

    £25.50

    Family 2 + 2

    £30.35

    Includes free £6.70 voucher

    £27.00

    Family 2 + 3

    £36.90

    Includes free £7.80 voucher

    £33.00

    This opportunity has been supported by £3m awarded from the Inspiring Science Fund – a scheme co-founded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome. £1.5m additional investment came from the Odyssey Trust, and Tourism NI, which provided nearly £400,000 from its Immersive Technology Fund.

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