Open Learning Destinations
City of Birmingham Children’s University™ (CBCU™) Open Learning Destinations Information for students and parents
Welcome to our Open Learning Destinations page. On this page you can see details of all the Learning destinations that subscribe to CBCU™. Learning destinations are places to go to extend your learning:
- Visit the Learning Destination to explore the learning opportunities and see what is on offer at the site. Take your passport and ask the staff to recognise your visit by stamping the Visa section at the back of the passport
Click on the tabs below to take you to the details supplied by each of our Open Learning Destinations.
Parents and Students please note that CBCU™ can only take responsibility for the quality of the learning experience provided by the Learning Destination and cannot be held responsible for other matters.
Thinktank, Birmingham’s Science Museum
Where can you explore deepest space, find out how doctors perform life-saving surgery and travel back in time to Birmingham’s amazing industrial past, all under one roof? Thinktank, Birmingham’s award-winning science museum offers an extraordinary, fun-packed day out for all visitors. From steam engines to intestines, Thinktank has over 200 hands-on displays on science and technology from the past, present and future. This includes the state-of-the-art Planetarium, where you can tour the night sky and fly through the galaxy without stepping a foot outside!
Thinktank features four floors of exhibits as well as a packed programme of events and activities such as science shows, handling collections, storytelling, arts and lab activities, science busking and planetarium shows. A visit to Thinktank alone will earn a stamp in the back of your passport whilst taking part in one of the activities above will earn 1 hour of validated learning towards your graduation.
Thinktank is based within Millennium Point, just ten minutes walk from the Bull Ring in the centre of Birmingham and we have a competitively priced car park on site if you prefer to drive. Our opening times are 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week and more information on directions, visitor services and accessibility can be found at www.thinktank.ac
Edgbaston Watersports (Bear Creek Adventure Ltd)
Unit 1B, Hobden Hall Industrial Estate
Tel:0845 310 0280
Ackers Adventure Activity Centre
Golden Hillock Road
Tel: 0121 772 511
Fax: 0121 766 7870
Tel: 0121 689 3170
Tel; 0121 472 0199
Safeside (West Midlands Fire Service)
101 Vauxhall Road
Tel: 0121 380 6429
Information for Learning Destinations
For new and potential Learning Destinations this section provides you with e versions of the forms you need to complete in order to subscribe. Subscription is via our Learning destination registration document (Click Here) and lasts for twelve months from the date of registration. The cost of subscription is shown on our scale of charges (Click Here). The relationship between CBCU™ and a Learning Destination is outlined in the Learning Destination Service Level Agreement (Click Here).
Last edited on 6th March 2013, by Stephen Barrett