Anchored in the Bordeaux area on the banks of the Bacalan quays, right next to the new Jacques Chaban-Delmas Bridge, Cap Sciences is the Mecca of Science for the entire New Aquitaine region. A concentration of technologies in Bordeaux, the cultural center attracts both small geniuses and great scientists. It has become the space reserved for the exploration of scientific facts through exhibitions, playful animations and initiation workshops.
Cap Sciences is a center for scientific, technical and industrial culture (CCSTI) located in Bordeaux, France. It was created in 1995 and is located in a renovated industrial building on the right bank of the Garonne River, at the foot of the Chaban-Delmas Bridge.
Since its creation, Cap Sciences has grown to become a major player in scientific, technical and industrial culture in the Bordeaux region. The center offers temporary exhibitions on various subjects such as space, renewable energies, health and new technologies. It also organizes hands-on workshops for children and young people, conferences and events for the general public, as well as educational programs for schools and leisure centers.
Over the years, Cap Sciences has collaborated with many local and international partners to develop new exhibitions and educational programs. The center has also received several awards for its commitment to scientific culture and education, including the “Science Center” label in 2009.
Today, Cap Sciences continues to inspire young people and families to discover science and technology in a fun and interactive way, offering innovative and stimulating learning experiences for all ages.
Cap Sciences is appealing to children and families because it offers a fun and interactive learning experience on scientific and technological topics.
The interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops allow children to learn by doing their own experiment. Cap Sciences is a true museum on the theme of technology. It regularly organizes events and activities for families, such as theme nights and science festivals, which provide an opportunity to spend time with the family while learning and having fun. The program offered by Cap Science is of interest to all members of the family, the little ones, the juniors and even the adults will learn new things.
Playful and educational workshops specially designed for a young public are frequently proposed in order to make them want to reflect on the world around them. This wide choice of workshops around technology and science will awaken their curiosity while developing their autonomy. All workshops are presented by competent animators.
The scientific laboratory of Cap Science in Bordeaux, hosts incredible exhibitions and conferences on multidisciplinary scientific subjects. They are renewed regularly and adapted to all audiences. The didactic and clear explanations please young and old alike. You can find virtual exhibitions and serious games (games mixing culture, entertainment and pedagogy) to learn while having fun. The exhibitions keep their promise by immersing visitors in the depths of science and new technologies.
Known and frequented by a public of all ages, Cap Sciences is at the service of innovation and discovery. This place is open to the public every afternoon, except Monday.
On the first floor of the Cap Sciences Hangar, a Fab Lab, a living Lab and a lounge share the space. A Fab Lab is nothing less than an Open Source manufacturing laboratory exclusively dedicated to creation and innovation.
The most curious and do-it-yourselfers can bring their projects to life thanks to freely available equipment (3D printers, laser cutters, Arduino electronics and many others) and the support of a mediator who is a fan of new technologies. Packages to learn how to use the machines independently and to learn about specific themes: robotics, mechanics or electronics. You can become the king of Do It Yourself and share ideas and knowledge with a community of enthusiasts.
After your visit to Cap Sciences, take the time to visit Bordeaux on board our panoramic bus, which will take you on a tour along the Garonne River. Our bus will take you on a 70-minute tour of the left and right banks, through different neighborhoods and you will be able to admire the great monuments of Bordeaux.
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