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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). Prices have been reduced to reflect this.

The 4D Motion Ride has been a firm favourite for visitors of all ages since Life Science Centre opened nearly 20 years ago. However, as the science centre continues to grow and evolve, it is time to retire this popular attraction to make space for something new – so make sure you visit by 25 October 2019 if you want to enjoy one final thrilling ride! Life would like to hear from visitors what they’d like to see replace the 4D Motion Ride, so please send your ideas to info@life.org.uk. Also, don’t forget to check out the science centre’s newest exhibition Space Zone from 26 October 2019 to explore the wonders of the Universe and discover how space exploration impacts our everyday lives.

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Science Centre ticket prices, valid until 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

The Polar Express Journey to the North Pole

4D Motion Ride

Key info...

This event is no longer running

For safety reasons, you must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride.

This show will be on at various times throughout the day, daily show times are available on arrival.

Set aside: 6 minutes
Who is it perfect for: anyone over 1.2m in height 
Set aside: 6 minutes
Who is it perfect for: anyone over 1.2m in height  
For safety reasons, you must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride. This show will be on at various times throughout the day, daily show times are available on arrival.
Event details

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride aboard the Polar Express to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.


​The Polar Express: Journey to the North Pole is a six minute film based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal winning children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

For safety reasons, you must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride.

Please note: 

This is a shortened version of ​The Polar Express: Journey to the North Pole which has been specially adapted for Motion Rides (not the whole film). Running time is approximately 6 minutes.

For safety reasons you have to be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the Motion Ride.

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The ride is also unsuitable if you are pregnant, suffer back or neck problems, have epilepsy, have heart problems, have a pacemaker or if you suffer from motion sickness. All visitors must be able to sit upright and step up into the seat (with or without assistance from a carer). Visitors are responsible for the safe keeping of their own belongings.

During busy times, we request that you visit the planetarium, Science Theatre and Motion Ride once - this is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too. Thanks for your consideration.

Based on THE POLAR EXPRESS book and characters ™ & © 1985 by Chris Van Allsburg. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)​

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