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Life Science Centre is currently closed. This decision has been made in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. It is a preventative measure only; Life is not aware of any specific risk to its visitors or staff in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

Updates, including information on when we are re-opening, will be displayed here and shared in our enews. You can subscribe to enews at life.org.uk/subscribe

For science centre enquiries, or for information regarding educational bookings, please email info@life.org.uk.

To contact a member of our Meetings and Events team, please email meetingsandevents@life.org.uk

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Science Centre ticket prices

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

Friday Challenge 5 June: Scavenger Hunt Spectrum
Take on our first Friday Challenge and scavenge objects from your home to create a radiant rainbow! Can you do better than Danny?

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Turn recycling into a Tube Trotter!
About to recycle all your toilet rolls? Hold your horses! Craft an equestrian puppet out of them instead!

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Send a waterfall birthday card
Do you know somebody celebrating a low-key birthday in lockdown? Show them you care with a homemade card with a science twist! 

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Make your own optical illusion
Trick your senses with a homemade optical illusion that will leave you wondering whether you can always trust what your eyes are telling you!

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Craft a #ClapForOurCarers puppet
Celebrate your health heroes every Thursday at 8.00pm with our #ClapForOurCarers puppet. Download our template to make your own.

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Make your own Solar System!
Hunt around your home for little planets and create your own Solar System! 

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We've put all of the sizes to scale in a handy doc to help too: 

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Make a water flute
Craft an instrument and play a tune using water!

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Spin to sing link a buzzing bee!
Create your own bee hummer using recyclable materials.

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Super speedy soap boat
Harness the power of soap to launch a boat at speed! Race against your family - who will come out on top?

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Launch a paddletub!
Wind the paddletub, wind the paddletub, launch launch, watch it go!

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Bounce Boing!
Create a bouncy trail to boing your marbles as far as you can!

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Ping Pong Cannons
Take aim and fire with our rubber-powered launcher!

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Perform a shadow show
Entertain your family by harnessing the power of light and shadows and creating a shadow cinema.

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Craft a cardboard maze
Create an intricate maze using cardboard. Can you navigate your ball through it safely? 

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Take on the loopy lifter challenge
Craft a fun game for the whole family to enjoy using a humble cardboard box, some string, and a whole lot of creativity!

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Let's cook! Pizza box oven
It's Earth Week, and we're bringing you climate action activities to try at home, starting with this homemade oven made of recycled materials and harnessing solar power!

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Launch a milk bottle rocket
Make a milk bottle rocket out of recycled materials and see who can launch theirs the furthest!

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Craft a springtime wobbler
Craft your own springtime wobbler using art supplies at home - sure to put a spring in your step!

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