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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.

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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.

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

Game On 2.0

Key info...

This event is no longer running

Please note: Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Set aside: 1 - 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
Set aside: 1 - 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
Please note: Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Event details

From Space Invaders to Sonic, Minecraft to Mario, Game On 2.0 is an exhibition on the past five decades of computer gaming.


Explore the vibrant history, culture and future of gaming, entertainment and technology through more than 150 playable games. Retro aficionados can play on consoles from the 1970s with a dedicated arcade games section, including Pac-Man, Defender and Donkey Kong. Grab your friends, family and dance partners to have a go on multiplayer games such as Just Dance and Wii Sports Resorts. In the ‘Futures’ section, you can learn about the continuing development of gaming, including how virtual reality is making ever-more immersive experiences.

Game On 2.0 has been organised and toured by Barbican International Enterprises.

Special events


Game On 2.0: Late Gaming Night for Adults

Friday 30 August 2019, 6.30pm - 9.00pm


Head to Life after-hours to be transported back to your childhood as you explore five decades of video gaming.

More info and tickets >>


The rules of play:

  • Sorry but no food or drink is allowed in the exhibition area (including gum and water). If you need to recharge, please visit one of our cafés.
  • The setup of the games should not be altered.
  • We all want ‘just one more go’, but in the spirit of fair play, please limit your gaming to five minutes on a machine if there are people waiting to play.
  • Age ratings are displayed on the information panels of games rated 12 and 16; please ensure that games are suitable for the age of any children in your care.
  • Photography and filming (for non-commercial purposes) is allowed throughout the exhibition, so go ahead and share your gaming victories using #GameOnLife and don’t forget to tag us with @scienceatlife
  • Please note: some of the games in this exhibition contain flashing lights.

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