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Please be aware there is building work being carried out within the science centre but we are still open for business. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Life Science Centre will be closed 7-10, 13-17 and 20-24 May to get ready for the exciting new exhibition Game On 2.0 which opens on 25 May. The centre will be open 11-12 and 18-19 May and will re-open fully on 25 May. The pre-school day scheduled for 21 May will no longer be running. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day 3 - 5 June. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

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

Kids go FREE until 6 May 2019. Use code KIDSFREE at checkout. 

Terms and conditions apply, see www.life.org.uk/terms-and-conditions for more info


Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 6 May 2019:

TYPE

Adult (aged 18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

Concession (OAP, student or unwaged)

DAY

£11

£6.50

Free

£9

ANNUAL

£39

£21

Free

£32

Easter holidays

Special Events

Key info...

This event is no longer running

Set aside: 3 - 4 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
Set aside: 3 - 4 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
Event details

Whether you prefer a Mars or a Milky Way, Life Science Centre is a feast for the whole Galaxy this Easter and children go free* until 6 May 2019!


  • It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate, so enjoy a scrumptious scientific chocolate demonstration that puts your senses to the test!
  • Join us for the Big Drop Challenge: you will have a few minutes and an array of materials to create a contraption that will be dropped from a great height. Will it float, spin, tumble or fly?
  • Take part in an Easter trail around the science centre to collect a sweet prize.
  • Come rain or shine, create your own sun catcher in the Making Space to take home.
  • Explore day and night in the planetarium with two shows: discover secrets about the brightest object in the night sky with the show Moonstruck, or join us for our presenter-led Live Skies show, which takes place everyday during Easter at 4.00pm. Younger visitors can also find out how robotic explorers are going where no human has gone before in the planetarium show, Space Robots.
  • April is Global Astronomy Month, so explore the lunar surface on the internationally-acclaimed artwork Museum of the Moon. (There’s a lot to explore on this seven-metre-wide masterpiece!)
  • Swoop and fly through an unforgiving desert terrain in the ultimate jet-powered race in the brand new 4D Motion Ride**, Ravine Race.
  • Enjoy sci-fi geekery galore with the Alien Invasion exhibition, which features 39 original and replica props from film and TV shows.
  • Our live Science Theatre show Kitchen Science explores some weird and wonderful experiments that you can do at home.

Plus:

*One child for every paying adult.

**You must be at least 1.2m tall to ride the motion ride.

***You must be over 7 years to enter Experiment Zone.

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