Essential info
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The Young Explorers' Zone will close at the earlier time of 4.00pm on Friday 13 December. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The ice rink will be closed for a private event at the following times: 13 December 8.00-9.00pm, 15 December 6.00-7.00pm, 16 December 8.00-9.00pm, 17 December 5.00-6.00pm and 8.00-9.00pm, 22 December 6.00-7.00pm, 23 December 4.00-5.00pm, 28 December 7.00-8.00pm.

Please note: The science centre and the ice rink will be extremely busy with school groups from 16 - 20 December. We advise visiting after 2.00pm for a quieter experience. 

My Tickets

Memberships are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre ticket prices, valid from 26 October 

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

Experiment Zone

Zones

Key info...

The Experiment Zone is for ages 7+, we restrict access to under 7s for safety reasons. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Set aside: 20 - 30 minutes
 Age restriction: 7+
Included in your admission ticket
Set aside: 20 - 30 minutes
 Age restriction: 7+
The Experiment Zone is for ages 7+, we restrict access to under 7s for safety reasons. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Event details

In the Experiment Zone YOU are the scientist! Ever wondered what it's like to be a real scientist? Find out in the Experiment Zone.

  • Carry out practical experiments using real tools and materials.
  • Work on your own, in a team, or enlist the help of a friendly Science Explainer.
  • Meet real-life working scientists. See them at work and ask questions.
  • Help in actual research projects taking place in the region's universities.


Opening times

Monday - Friday: 11.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm)
Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm)​

Sunday: 11.00am - 5.00pm (last entry 4.30pm)​

The Experiment Zone is for ages 7+, we restrict access to under 7s for safety reasons. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


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