Essential info
Please read! 

Life is delighted to be the venue for an NHS large vaccination centre, but the operation of the centre, including appointments and queueing, is solely the responsibility of the NHS. Sorry, but Life will not respond to any queries relating to the NHS vaccination programme.

The NHS has issued the following information: Only people who are invited to have a vaccine can book an appointment. For more information go to this NHS website.

Parking is available in nearby Times Square Car Park. Limited spaces are available on site on a first-come, first-served basis – sorry, but we are unable to reserve spaces. 


Due to Government restrictions, Life Science Centre, Life Meetings and Events and Times Square Café are currently closed. For any queries, please email We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay safe.

Life Science Centre will not be running its outdoor ice rink this year due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Read the full statement >

Due to the Government-imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed.

Science centre ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation


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Dino Jaws group visits

Looking for an action-packed, hands-on day out?


Visit Life Science Centre and make the most of our special offer!


Prices: child, £7; adult, £9

See Dino Jaws, from the Natural History Museum, featuring life-size animatronic dinosaur heads – including the terrifying T. rex! Explore the Curiosity Zone, Brain Zone, Young Explorers’ Zone (perfect for under 7s), planetarium, Science Theatre and 4D Motion Ride* while you're here too – all of the activities on offer at Life are included in the price of your admission ticket.
This offer is exclusive to groups of 10 or more and must be pre-booked. This special deal also includes: 
  • Express entry. (Avoid the queues!)
  • Free coach parking (first come first served basis).
  • Free storage for bags and coats.
  • Use of our packed lunch area.
Food and drink packages (including delicious dino cupcakes!) or gift bags can be arranged for your group, at an additional cost.
*For safety reasons you must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride
Contact Us

To make a group booking or to discuss your requirements please call our bookings hotline

(0191) 243 8223

Open 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday

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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed. Choose a date

Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.

If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.

If you would prefer not to, please opt to ‘buy tickets without donation’ below.

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