Festival neighbour At-Bristol Science Centre is inviting Festival of Nature visitors in for two exclusive tours. Go behind the scenes in one of the UK’s most advanced, low-energy buildings. Plus dress up and take an out of this world tour to take a look at humanity seen through the eyes of aliens.
Behind the scenes
Many people will know At-Bristol Science Centre as an exciting and creative educational charity and visitor attraction. But did you know we also hold a number of awards for green tourism and sustainability? Over the past 4 years, we have reduced our energy consumption by nearly a third!
Find out how we did it on a behind the scenes tour around the Grade II listed building with Chris Dunford, Sustainability Engagement Manager. You’ll even discover a secret garden, our two green roofs, with wild flowers blooming high above the city. If you’re lucky you’ll also meet our sustainability mascot Brian the robotic peregrine falcon, guarding our solar panels.
As well as behind the scenes tours, we’ll be taking a look at At-Bristol in a whole new way on Alien Tours. That’s because aliens have landed in At-Bristol… and you’re one of them! Dress up in alien costume and reflect on humanity all through the ‘eye’ of an alien visitor.
Our robot tour guide will take you around the venue to visit some of our exhibits, explore planet Earth and learn about a bizarre species that live there: humans.
A hive of excitement
We’ve had a busy European Green Capital year as so far, most recently hosting Bristol’s solar-powered Energy Tree onsite. Now we’re preparing for some very special visitors winging their way to our roof very soon. We’ll be getting our first beehive, which will house native British black honeybees!
Both exclusive Behind the Scenes Sustainability Tours and Alien Tours will happen daily during Festival of Nature and Bristol’s Big Green Week, with limited availability so make sure you don’t miss out! Tours can be booked by calling 0845 345 1235 (9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays).
Jennifer Garrett, Communications Officer, At-Bristol Science Centre