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Members will not lose out during this lockdown closure, with the renewal date of all memberships automatically extended to cover the days that Life is closed.

 

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We're reopening on the 1st August with the new Brick Dinos exhibition. The rest of the science centre will remain closed.

Brick Dinos ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation
TYPE

Family

Adult (18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£22

£8.25

£4.95

Free

ANNUAL

 

 

 

 

Santa Claus at Life

Special Events

Key info...

This event is no longer running

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OPENING TIMES

Weekends in December, 11.00am - 5.00pm

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

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a family visit to Santa’s Grotto.


Our favourite fella in red will be sprinkling some festive sparkle in Times Square every weekend in December, as well as Monday 23 December.

Admission is £10.00 per child, which includes a gift, hot chocolate and a sweet treat!

Pre-booking online is recommended to avoid disappointment. Slots are available between 11.00am 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!)
  • A limited number of unreserved slots may 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 the 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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OPENING TIMES

Weekends in December, 11.00am - 5.00pm

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Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.


If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.


If you would prefer not to, please opt to ‘buy tickets without donation’ below.


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