On weekdays during term time, between 10:00am - 2:00pm, there may be school groups visiting, so it may be busy.
From Monday 27 June, Times Square Cafe will have new opening hours: 11.00am - 4.00pm, daily.
On Tuesday 28 June, the science centre will close at 4.00pm.
On Thursday 30 June, the upper floor of the centre, including Play Zone, will be closed all day.
The operation of the NHS vaccination centre on site is solely the responsibility of the NHS. Sorry but Life will not respond to any queries relating to the NHS vaccination programme. For more information go to this NHS website.
Customers who subscribe to our what's on enews can enjoy a 10% discount off their science centre visit.
Upon subscribing, a discount code will be emailed to the customer and can be applied to online bookings only. This offer applies to new subscribers only and connot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
Join us for our monthly Relaxed Sunday Sessions - dedicated quiet time for anyone to access and enjoy the science centre, including autistic people and those with other sensory needs.
Next session: Sunday 10 July, 10.00am - 11.30am.
Explore the science centre with fewer visitors* and less noise, and enjoy relaxed performances in our planetarium and Science Theatre. Find out what's on during your visit.
Lighting and sound levels will be altered where possible, to accommodate those with sensory needs. For example, hand-dryers in toilets will be turned off for the duration of the session.
Relaxed Sunday Sessions run from 10.00am – 11.30am. You are welcome to stay after this time if you wish, but please note that our traditional programme, lighting and sound levels will gradually resume from 11.30am.
To support your visit...
Ear defenders for both adults and children are available to hire from reception. (£10.00 refundable deposit. Subject to availability).
We also have sensory bags available to hire, which include ear defenders, sunglasses, a range of fidgets and a copy of our visual story. (£20.00 refundable deposit. Subject to availability).
Before you come, and to help prepare for your visit, you can download our visual story and sensory map. These resources will be available at reception when you arrive, too.
*Numbers for this event are limited.
Are you a carer?
Carers come free to Life Science Centre. If you're booking online, please add a free Carer ticket to your basket and show proof of carer status at reception on arrival.
If you have any specific queries ahead of your visit, or if we can provide further support, please let us know by calling (0191) 243 8223 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.