Thinktank Birmingham

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults


Indoor & Outdoor




An award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out! Watch our video here!

Thinktank | Birmingham Science Museum

From steam engines and interactive technology displays to spectacular Planetarium shows and the child-sized world of MiniBrum there is so much for children to do and learn at Thinktank!

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Mini Brum

MiniBrum is Thinktank’s very own mini city, where children are in charge!

This interactive gallery is aimed at children under 8 years old. This exciting child-sized world features recognisable landmarks, such as the Birmingham canals, Selfridges and the Old Joe Clock Tower at the University of Birmingham. It features several different play zones for children to discover and enjoy, including a shop, salon, health centre, construction zone, and a workshop! Find out more here.

MiniBrum also features a coffee corner which sells refreshments and snacks, a buggy park, lockers, accessible toilets and baby change facilities. 

Science Garden

The Science Garden is an outdoor discovery space packed with surprises and fun activities for the whole family. It offers an adventurous and entertaining day out, bringing themes of engineering, mechanics and transportation to life through over 30 hands-on exhibits.

Visitors of all ages can get ‘bodies on’ with exciting and inventive exhibits including an eight metre high clanging ‘Terminus’ machine and a giant human-sized hamster wheel that has a top speed of 30 revolutions per minute. Find out more here.

Discover The Past

Uncover the fascinating industrial heritage of Birmingham. Discover transport and industry through the ages, from steam engines to aircraft. Explore the incredible cars, bikes, planes, train and tram built in and used around Birmingham. 

See the iconic Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft hanging above your head. Over 11,000 Spitfires were built in Birmingham during World War Two. Stand behind the controls of the massive City of Birmingham steam locomotive and find out how it worked. Find out more here.

Our Changing Planet

Our Changing Planet is a fascinating, brand new gallery at Thinktank. At a time when climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the planet, this exciting new gallery looks at how humans have transformed the world and how these changes are affecting wildlife and the environment across the globe. Find out more here.

Thinktank Planetarium

The new 4K planetarium system has brighter, sharper images and crystal clear surround-sound. It the only one of its kind in the West Midlands. Step inside Thinktank’s Planetarium and explore the outer reaches of space, get up close to constellations, journey through the night-sky and adventure through the solar system! Find out more here.


They also have the wonderful Signal Box Café where you can enjoy food and refreshments for all the family. Check their menu out!

Ticket Prices at Thinktank

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Open hours

Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00