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We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our online ticketing. If you have any issues, you can buy science centre tickets on arrival at reception. Skating and event tickets can still be purchased online.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Friday 22 and Thursday 28 November, and will close at the earlier time of 5.00pm on Monday 25, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our online ticketing. If you have any issues, you can buy science centre tickets on arrival at reception. Skating and event tickets can still be purchased online.

Memberships are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre ticket prices, valid from 26 October 

TYPE

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£31

£12

£10

£7.50

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

Christmas at Life

Special Events, Christmas
Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: 3 - 4 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
9 November 2019 - 5 January 2020
Included in your admission ticket
Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: 3 - 4 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
Event details

Make magical memories this Christmas!


Explore winter skies, create 3D decorations to take home, enjoy festive science demos, meet Santa and skate on the outdoor ice rink - just some of the things you can enjoy at Life this Christmas!

Book now!

Book your science centre and ice rink tickets online – or make the most of a cool discount with a Super Saver ticket.*

Add a skate on our popular outdoor ice rink and pre-order a warming drink or glass of fizz to enjoy rink-side.*

And book a visit to Santa’s magical grotto. Mr Claus will be here every weekend in December, as well as Monday 23 December.*



Science centre highlights

9 November - 5 January 2020​​​​​​​

  • Create 3D Christmas decorations or code your own Christmas tree light patterns** in the Making Studios.
  • Grab your lab coat and investigate fake snow or make your own ink to write a letter to Santa in the Experiment Zone.**
  • Be wowed by our science buskers with their tinsel tricks and festive demos.
  • Explore deepest darkest space and winter skies in the planetarium and see Christmas messages from astronauts in the new Space Zone.​​​​​​​
  • Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations early with our daytime party for families.


*Separate prices apply for skating and Santa. Super Saver tickets (for science centre and ice rink together) are not available to buy online. Buy (or upgrade from your skating ticket) at science centre reception.

**Some activities are for ages 7+ only.

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