Life Science Centre is open on weekends only until Saturday 23 October, and then we're back open 7 days. Tickets for timed slots can be purchased online in advance of your visit. Some slots on the afternoon will be kept free for walk-ups - but booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Our safety measures remain in place. This includes the Life team and visitors being asked to wear a face covering unless exempt.
Explore what makes you 'you'. Find out how your brain works and how it controls so many of your body's functions – often without you even realising it.
Play memory games, step into an optical illusion and (attempt to) interact with exhibits that require some mind over matter. Get to grips with some brain basics and investigate how we learn, remember and perceive the world around us.
- Disappearing hand – You will believe that your hand has disappeared even though your brain tells you it can't be possible.
- Do not touch – Dare you risk pressing the red button, and how will you react if you do?
- A REAL brain – Take a close-up look at the human brain – the container of all our hopes, dreams and memories.