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Please note that some areas will be closed from 5 September – 25 October (inclusive) as we get ready for the launch of the new Space Zone (opens 26 October). 

We’re having a few issues with the Motion Ride at the moment. If it’s an unmissable part of your visit, please give us a call first to check it’s running: (0191) 243 8268.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on 20 September. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The Science Theatre will be closed on 23 September as we prepare for the new show, Top Ten, which opens on 24 September. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid from 5 September - 25 October 2019

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

£24

£8

£7

£6

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

Robots – then and now

Exhibitions

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This event is no longer running

Set aside: about an hour
Who is it perfect for: all ages 
Set aside: about an hour
Who is it perfect for: all ages  
Event details

This family-friendly exhibition, created by the Science Museum in London, celebrates the 500-year work-in-progress story of building robots and automated machines.

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Start your journey with the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons before marching forward through the rich history of robotics to the latest humanoids. 

The exhibits – both old and new – will provoke much discussion and make you question your human emotional responses to inanimate machines and robots. Are you comfortable with the idea of the human body as a conscious machine, with inner-workings similar to a complex mechanical clock? Are humanoids incredible feats of robotics that have a place in society, or just plain creepy?

Visitors can also explore robots in popular culture, with a display of vintage posters and a static collection of famous robots, including Eric, a modern recreation of the UK’s first robot, and a T800 Terminator used in the film Terminator Salvation.

Only a few of the exhibits are interactive – Pepper the Robot loves to fist bump with visitors! – but they all add to the rich history of robotics and will bring new ‘life’ to a wide variety of subjects, including human biology, psychology and ethics.

 

Image copyright The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Maria image credit: WSM Art – Walter Schulze-Mittendorff 

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One free child admission to Life Science Centre with each full paying adult.

Excludes concessions. Valid Saturday 20 October - Sunday 4 November 2018.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be used for part payment towards annual membership. Management reserve the right to refuse admission. Standar terms and conditions also apply, see life.org.uk/terms-and-conditions.

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