Science Centre opening times
Monday - Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm (recommended last entry 4:00pm)
Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm (recommended last entry 4:00pm)
Open as usual on Bank Holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Please see the Food and Drink page for information on Times Square Cafe opening times.
"Absolutely fantastic day out for children and parents. Spent 6 hours and could've stayed longer. Can't wait to visit again."
Ice skating at Life
The ice rink is now CLOSED for the season and will reopen on 12 November 2016.
12 November – 23 December 2016
Monday – Thursday 10.00am – 8.00pm
Friday 10.00am – 9.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 8.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 6.00pm
Christmas Eve, 24 December 10.00am - 6.00pm
Book your slot for Christmas Eve online. Booking is essential!
New Year’s Eve, 31 December 10.00am - 6.00pm
CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.
27 December 2016 – 26 February 2017
Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 6.00pm
Science Centre tickets must be purchased at reception on the day of your visit. Online booking is not available.
Check our website before you visit for details of any closures or changes.
Many of our special events, including adult events and pre-school days, have their own opening times and event details. Find your event in our What's On section for more information and online booking where available.
When to visit
On weekdays during term time we may be busy with school groups; we recommend visitors arrive after 2pm for a quieter experience.
At quiet times we may close early. If you're planning to visit after 3pm, call us first on (0191) 243 8268.
Closures and changes to opening times
Outside of peak times we occasionally have to close areas of the Science Centre for routine maintenance or special events. We share information about planned closures on our website (look out for the Need to Know section at the top right of many pages), via Facebook and Twitter, and via our regular email newsletters where possible.