Essential info
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Life Science Centre remains closed, but we are working hard behind the scenes so that we can make the necessary changes to safely welcome our visitors back soon!

 

To be the first to hear our reopening plans, please subscribe to our What's On at Life digital newsletter: life.org.uk/subscribe

 

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.

 

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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Life Science Centre is currently closed. Please see our 'Essential info' tab for more details.

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...

Sensory-friendly Sundays will be running once again when we reopen. We will post information on here when we're back.

To keep up to date with all upcoming events at Life, please sign up to our newsletter at life.org.uk/subscribe

Set aside: approx. 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
Set aside: approx. 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
Sensory-friendly Sundays will be running once again when we reopen. We will post information on here when we're back. To keep up to date with all upcoming events at Life, please sign up to our newsletter at life.org.uk/subscribe
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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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.


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