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The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Thursday 28 March. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

Life Science Centre will be closed 7-10, 13-17 and 20-24 May to get ready for the exciting new exhibition Game On 2.0 which opens on 25 May. The centre will be open 11-12 and 18-19 May and will re-open fully on 25 May. The pre-school day scheduled for 21 May will no longer be running. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

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

Kids go FREE until 6 May 2019. Use code KIDSFREE at checkout. 

Terms and conditions apply, see for more info

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 6 May 2019:


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

Science Museum Floating Moon


A spinning, floating desktop moon!

My First Chemistry Set


A creative and entertaining game to introduce children to the world of science.

Glow-in-the-dark Planisphere


A fun and practical starfinder, and an out-of-this-world gift!

Nurchums Hatching Penguin Egg


Watch as your egg magically hatches in water and your penguin grows!

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!

Science Museum Constellation Mood Lamp


A dreamy mood lamp to help learn about the stars in our sky.

Science Museum Slimy Laboratory


Everything you need for experimenting with fluids, jelly and sticky liquids!

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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