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The Odyssey, 2 Queens Quay, Belfast, County Antrim, BT3 9QQ

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W5 is an award-winning science and discovery centre, located in the Odyssey complex at the gateway to Belfast’s Titanic Quarter.

Firing the spirit of discovery, with limitless fun for everyone, W5 has been completely reimagined following a major £5million investment.

Explore eight new zones, packed with over 250 interactive exhibits, that excite and inspire, with exhibits and experiences covering everything from climate change and nature to film and TV production, optical illusions, built engineering, medical science and much, much more.

Scale the heights on Climbit an immersive multistorey climbing experience or check out one of the daily science shows at a purpose-built Science Bar.

A new under 8s area invites visitors to step into a living storybook world, where family favourites are brought to life through immersive roleplay. Meanwhile, a refreshed ground floor includes The Lost Planet – a space and dinosaur themed maze of climbing frames and slides that takes soft play to a new dimension.

In addition to permanent exhibits, W5 runs a programme of seasonal exhibitions and events.

Dragons - This summer, an epic adventure awaits at W5 as we invite you to enter a world of ‘DRAGONS’. This thrilling new experience will bring to life these awe-inspiring creatures using large scale animatronics, puppetry, projections, immersive soundscape technology and fully themed environments.

Who Wants to be a Superhero  - interative stage show , Free with admission to W5 4th - 25th June 


Techno Sparks -  is the place to be this summer for exciting technology-based activities. Taking place in W5 LIFE, 11-14 year olds can get stuck in to coding, film production, robotic programming, engineering, virtual reality and much more with this week-long summer camp.  With 5 exciting themes throughout the week, there is a range of different activities each day and plenty of opportunity to enhance your digital skills.

Bright Sparksis specially designed to bring out the budding scientist in everyone. This year’s camps will be running on selected dates in July and August. Each day will be jam-packed with exciting activities linked to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Activities will include workshops, science shows, exhibition visits, construction challenges, coding, animation and much more. Each week will also include a special field trip within the local area.


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Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Open Sundays


  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Online Booking
  • Toilets

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Frequent bus services
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Family Discount

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.50 per ticket
Child£7.50 per ticket
Concession£8.00 per ticket
1 Adult & 3 Children£31.00 per ticket
2 Adults & 2 Children£33.00 per ticket

Prices are a guide only and may differ with/without Gift Aid contributions
Toddlers (under 3) and Carers go free

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* See website for opening times

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W5 is based in the Abercorn Basin beside the River Lagan in Belfast. By foot, W5 is less than a mile from Belfast City Centre. Odyssey is clearly signposted on all major approach roads. There is on site parking facilities for up to 1500 vehicles. All parking is operated under the control of Odyssey Trust Company Ltd.

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