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The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Tuesday 20 November and Thursday 29 November. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

Science Centre tickets do not include ice skating. Please purchase these separately at the Science Centre reception.

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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 2 December 2018:


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)













Gift Shop

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.
Quote 'Life's website' when making a purchase to get 10% off (exclusions apply, please ask staff for more information).

View our bestselling items

Robots exhibition guide


See an astonishing array of robotic artefacts from around the world.

Mio the Robot kit


This interactive robot is equipped with an ultrasonic sensor that follows your orders!

Magpie robot mugs


​Other designs and items also available, all inspired by Japanese 1950s robots.

Build a wind-up robot kit


Use this kit to build 3 wind-up robots that walk, wiggle and wave.

Science Museum Doodling Robot kit


Build your own robot that jiggles and vibrates to create interesting pictures!

Jay Anatomical 'organs' storage tin

This unique storage tin includes medical annotations.

Science4you: Experiments in the Kitchen kit


Switch on an LED using lemons and make a volcano erupt!

Life Science Centre T-shirts 

£9.95 kids
​£12.95 adults

Available in two designs and various sizes.

Science Museum Floating Moon


A spinning, floating desktop moon!

Science4you: My First Garden kit


How do plants grow? Find out with this fantastic kit.

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 open annually from November - February; 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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