Cap Sciences, the scientific centre not to be missed

Situated in the Bordeaux area on the banks of the Bataclan docks, right next to the new Jacques Chaban Delmas bridge, Cap Sciences is the impressive science centre of the entire region. Concentrating on technology in Bordeaux, the cultural centre attracts both aspiring geniuses and great scientists. It has become the space reserved for the exploration of scientific facts through exhibitions, fun activities and initiation workshops.


A space for children

Cap Sciences is undeniably a space that kids love exploring. Fun and educational workshops specially conceived for a younger audience are frequently scheduled to encourage everyone to discover the world around them. This wide choice of workshops in the areas of technology and science will awaken their curiosity while allow them to develop their autonomy. All workshops are presented by qualified facilitators.

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Unique experiences to enjoy

The scientific laboratory hosts exciting exhibitions organised around multidisciplinary scientific subjects. They are regularly renewed and adapted to all audiences. The comprehensive and engaging explanations appeal to the young as well as the older visitors. You can also explore virtual exhibitions and educational games (games mixing entertainment and pedagogy) to learn while having fun. The exhibitions keep their promise by immersing visitors in the depths of science and new technologies.

A Fab Lab to create your own science

On the 1st floor of the Hangar of Cap Sciences a Fab Lab, a Living Lab and a Living Room share the space. The Fab Lab is an open-source manufacturing laboratory exclusively dedicated to creation and innovation. Aspiring scientists and adventurous inventors alike can give life to their projects thanks to free access equipment (3D printer, laser cutting, electronic Arduino and many others) under the guidance of a scientist knowledgeable in new technologies. Subjects to discover are robotics, mechanics or electronics. Experience the real Do It Yourself and share your ideas and knowledge with a community of enthusiasts.

Practical Information

Where :

Hangar 20 – Quai Bacalan – 33000 Bordeaux

+33 (0)5 56 01 07 07

Opening Hours :

Tuesday to Friday14h00-18h00 (Saturday and Sunday 14h00-19h00)

Open during school holidays

Closed Mondays and on Bank Holidays

Average visit duration: 2 hours

Tickets :

Exhibitions starting from 5€

Workshop for Young Adults starting from 7€

Access to Fab Lab starting from 3€

Training for children starting from 50€

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Cap Sciences is accessible for people with reduced mobility

Languages :

English and Spanish

Restaurants nearby :

The Café des Sciences and a terrace with a view on the Port de la Lune riverbed

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