The industrial past, present and future come together in family-friendly state-of-the-art science museum Thinktank at Millennium Point. Housing the country’s first purpose-built digital Planetarium, as well as a marvellous nostalgic collection of Brum memorabilia, themed galleries take visitors on a fascinating technological journey from the early days of steam engines to mankind’s ventures into space. The most recent addition We Made It, features more than 20 interactive manufacturing-themed exhibits demonstrating how and why Birmingham became known as ‘the workshop of the world’.
At the entrance to the building you’ll find the Science Garden, the only project of its type in the UK, which is divided into three zones, Energise, Mechanise and Mobilise, and features such specially designed features as the first ever logic-defying square wheeled people wagon, a giant weighing station and a ‘pulley me up’ exhibit.
Also situated within the new eight-acre Birmingham City Park, at the front of Millennium Point, is the all new Kids’ Park featuring 14 interactive science exhibits designed to encourage children under 7 and their families to explore science whilst having fun playing outdoors.