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The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Tuesday 20 February and Friday 23 February. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The lift from the ground floor to the Young Explorers' Zone is currently out of order. Alternative access is possible via a ramp. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We're working to fix it as soon as possible. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

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Annual Passes are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre prices until 15 April 2018:

TYPE

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

Concession (OAP, student or unwaged)

DAY

£34

£13

£7.50

Free

£10

ANNUAL

£85

£35

£19

Free

£29

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 
Included in your admission ticket
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

New 4D Ride! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride 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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