Bristol's We The Curious reveals 73 ways to get curious in the run up to its grand reopening

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The 73 activities are divided into four categories: Experimental, Play, Nature and Mindful

Ahead of its re-opening on July 2, Bristol’s biggest science centre and educational charity, We The Curious, has revealed 73 Ways to Get Curious. There is one activity each day for the countdown to the reopening celebration on July 6.

The list, created by the inquisitive minds at We The Curious, is designed to bring a little curiosity into people’s lives each day from exploring nature and getting creative to seeing where your imagination guides you and spotting things you might normally not.

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The activities are accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds and can be done alone or with friends and family.

Bryony Roberts, Content Director at We The Curious, explained: “As we get closer to re-opening, we want Bristol and beyond to feel empowered to question the everyday things around them and see the world through a curious lens. Everyone should have a voice in shaping our collective futures which is something we feel very passionate about at We The Curious.

Credit: We The CuriousCredit: We The Curious
Credit: We The Curious | We The Curious

“You may be thinking, “why 73?”, why not?! As we started to pull them all together, we realised it didn’t need to be a neat round number, that’s not really very We The Curious. Also, mathematically speaking, it’s a very special number because it has properties that other numbers don’t have, which we think is pretty cool too. Just ask Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory…

“Whether you do one thing on the list or all 73 is up to you; we simply hope you’ll love the feeling getting curious brings you.”

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Here are 10 suggested activities

- Ask a friend ten questions to get to know them better

- Build a really tall tower or bridge using marshmallows and spaghetti

- Create a homemade gift for someone you like from things you already own or can find in nature

- Decorate the pavement with chalk

- Draw something with your non-dominant hand and your eyes closed, without taking your pencil off the paper. How does it feel to draw differently?

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- Eat something you’ve never eaten before - go to a greengrocer and see if they have any unusual fruit or veggies. What do you think it will taste like? Where does it come from?

- Freeze plastic toys into small bowls of ice and then using warm water slowly release them from the icebergs

- Go on a walk and look for exciting things on the floor, then go on a walk and look for exciting things in the sky

- Make a Mission Impossible style obstacle course. Try sticking paper strips or Sellotape across the room like laser beams. Can you go under/over it?

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- Try paper chromatography at home and see all the different inks that make up your felt tip pens

For the full list 73 ways to get curious, visit wethecurious.org/73-ways-to-get-curious

Grand reopening

We The Curious reopens its doors on 2 July 2024, with an opening celebration event on 6 July. Tickets will go on sale closer to the time so sign up to the mailing list on their website (wethecurious.org) to be the first to hear about tickets and all reopening plans.

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