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Heart of the Community

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is a collaborative effort between our staff, partners and local community. Our ‘Heart of the Community’ vision is to make science accessible to all and we work hard every day to improve what we do and offer our audiences.

Following a monumental effort over the last few years we've finally been able to put our plans into practice. In 2019 we were awarded funding from the Inspiring Science Fund and the Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme, to transform and relocate our science centre and build closer relationships with our local communities.

The most visible part of our changes can be seen through the work of our Community Outreach Team. The Team are engaging with as many community groups within our catchment area as possible, especially those who have historically had barriers between themselves and science engagement.

Throughout the process there has been an immense focus on public consultation to create a science discovery centre shaped and designed by its visitors. We are still actively engaging with groups to hear their suggestions, concerns and interests. We have many forums for letting us know what you think, particularly through social media, outreach events and in-centre consultations.

The opening of our new centre does not mark the end of our engagement process: we're looking to consult with the general public, schools and other groups to co-create the best experience possible to bring our long held dream to life.

To summarise: our goal is to provide interactive and fun science activities made by the community, for the community.

Perhaps you will come across our Community Science Communicators at a local event?

Why not join our Facebook group?

Do you know a community group that would like to take part in some science activities?

Have you a brilliant idea for a science activity and you would like to work with us to bring it to life?

Please check out our latest news and events pages or for more information and to get involved, contact us: projects@xplorescience.co.uk

This £2.8million project includes £1.75million grant funding awarded by the Inspiring Science Fund and £750,000 from Welsh Government’s Targeted Regeneration Investment programme. The Inspiring Science Fund scheme is co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome. The Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme for Wrexham is coordinated by Wrexham County Borough Council.

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