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A visit to Life wouldn't be complete without exploring our selection of science kits, toys, books, souvenirs and gifts to suit all ages and budgets.

The shop is located near the Life Science Centre reception and is open to the public - you don't need a science centre ticket to visit the shop. It's open during normal science centre opening times.

Items are not available to buy online, visit Life Science Centre to see our full range.

Below are some examples of items that are available to pre-order when booking your science ticket ticket.




Playfoam is a completely mess free creative play resource that is great for sensory play.

Space jigsaw


Explore outer space with this 300 piece puzzle! The pieces are stored in a beautiful cardboard tube, and interlock to create a fact-filled image of space.

Periodic table jigsaw

Featuring the full Periodic table in a fun colour palette, this 300 piece jigsaw will keep you busy as you learn your elements as you piece the puzzle together.

Building blocks set - 500 pieces

 Building blocks for toddlers are an amazing learning resource for your little one. Build and play for hours of imaginative fun!

Building blocks set - 50 pieces plus figure

This bag of building blocks come with 50 individual pieces and a figure children can create anything their imagination wishes. 

Gift vouchers

Treat friends and family to a science centre or skating visit, or money off in the Life Shop with a Life gift ticket or voucher! Gift tickets and vouchers are available from reception or via the bookings line on (0191) 243 8223.

Life Science Centre tickets and gift shop vouchers are available all year round. Skating at Life is on 13 November 21 - 9 January 2022, gift tickets can be purchased throughout this period and must be used during the current skating season and cannot be carried over to future years.

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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.

If you would prefer not to, please opt to ‘buy tickets without donation’ below.

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