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Life Science Centre is currently closed. This decision has been made in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. It is a preventative measure only; Life is not aware of any specific risk to its visitors or staff in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

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For science centre enquiries, or for information regarding educational bookings, please email info@life.org.uk.

To contact a member of our Meetings and Events team, please email meetingsandevents@life.org.uk

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Science Centre ticket prices

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

Sensory-friendly Sundays

Special Events

Key info...

This event is no longer running

Our autism-friendly hours are 9.30am – 11.00am. You are welcome to stay after this time if you wish but please note that our traditional programme, lighting and sound levels will resume from 11.00am.

Set aside: approx. 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
Family £31.00 Adult £12.00 Child aged 5 - 17 £7.50 Child aged 4 and under £0.00 Concession £10.00
Set aside: approx. 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
Our autism-friendly hours are 9.30am – 11.00am. You are welcome to stay after this time if you wish but please note that our traditional programme, lighting and sound levels will resume from 11.00am.
Event details

Join us for our monthly Sensory-friendly Sundays, dedicated quiet hours for people with autism and other sensory needs to enjoy the science centre.


Visitors will be able to explore all the exhibitions in the science centre and enjoy a relaxed performance in the North’s biggest planetarium.  Lighting and sound levels will be altered to accommodate those with sensory needs.

Our autism-friendly hours are 9.30am – 11.00am. You are welcome to stay after this time if you wish but please note that our traditional programme, lighting and sound levels will resume from 11.00am.

Ear defenders and sunglasses for both adults and children are available to hire for a £10.00 refundable deposit (subject to availability). We also have sensory bags available which include both ear defenders and sunglasses, as well as a copy of our visual story and some fidgets. These are available to hire for a £20.00 refundable deposit. Hand dryers in all areas of the centre will be turned off for the duration of the session.



Helpful resources

Download our Visual Story and Sensory Map to go through before the day. These resources will also be available at reception when you arrive. 


Are you a carer?

Carers are granted free admission to Life Science Centre. If you're booking online, please add a free Carer ticket to your basket. 

Please note: The Science Theatre will be closed until the science centre opens to the public at 11.00am.

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