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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

Santa Claus at Life

Special Events

Key info...

Child £5.00

This event is no longer running

Set aside: 5-10 minutes
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
Child £5.00
Set aside: 5-10 minutes
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
Event details

Our favourite fella in the red suit will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit Times Square.

 
Visit Santa Claus in his grotto in Times Square this Christmas. He’ll be here every weekend between 17 November and 23 December.
 

Price: £5.00 per child (includes a gift). 

 

Pre-booking online is recommended to avoid disappointment. Slots are available between 1.00pm and 5.00pm. Simply select your preferred half hour slot and your child will see Santa within that period for approximately five minutes.

 

Please note: Santa will endeavour to keep to time but he may over run (he’s on North Pole time.) If you are late, you may be asked to join the queue.

A limited number of slots will be available on the day.  Science Centre and skating admission is not included in the meet Santa price. Tickets for these activities can be purchased on the day of your visit from Science Centre reception.

Terms & Conditions

Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.

Your child will see Santa, within your selected time slot, for approximately five minutes.

Please note: Santa will endeavour to keep to time but he may over run (he’s on North Pole time.) If you are late, you may be asked to join the queue.

Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the Terms & Conditions as set out on the Life website.

It is your responsibility to check, prior to purchase, that the information you have supplied to us in respect of your online ticket requirements is accurate. We are only responsible for issuing online tickets in accordance with the information you provide. Once purchased, the date for which your ticket has been purchased cannot be changed. Payments for tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for the date ad time stated upon them. 

On arrival at Life, the following will be required:

  • Appropriate proof of entitlement to any discounted ticket rate claimed (such as NUS card or Annual Membership card) for each person to be admitted under the ticket. You may be asked to pay the full admission price or refused entry in the instance of proof not being available.
  • The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).

No online ticket may be resold without the prior written consent of Life. If any person attempts to enter Life with a ticket that has been resold without Life’s written consent, Life may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person by Life.

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