Life Science Centre is now open on weekends only between 10:00am - 5:00pm. Tickets for timed slots can be purchased online in advance of your visit. Some slots on the afternoon will be kept free for walk-ups - but booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Our safety measures remain in place. This includes the Life team and visitors being asked to wear a face covering unless exempt.
Calling all young explorers
There’s lots of new things to enjoy including new activities for under 7s - please note that the Young Explorers' Zone is now closed.
- See a rainbow indoors and hear some noisy toys with our new Discovery Backpacks. Pick up yours at reception to use throughout your visit. The Listen Discovery Backpacks for under-4s include musical instruments and toys that make interesting noises. The Look Discovery Backpacks for ages 4+ include coloured filters and glasses that enable the wearer to see rainbows indoors. (Limited availability. Refundable deposit required on entry.)
- Head inside the North's biggest planetarium to watch the show Naughty Monsters in the Sky projected onto a huge overhead dome.
- Explore pop-up play areas with hands-on activities, such as creating rockets, building with chunky blocks and exploring how balls roll.