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 Set aside: 2-3 hours, or stay the whole day
 Who is it perfect for:  All ages

You don't need to travel to infinity and beyond to have a great family day out this May half-term!

Explore the science behind Buzz Lightyear and enjoy a range of NEW space-themed activities that are out-of-this-world...

  • Moon buggy building in the Making Studios.
  • Be the boss in Mission Control and check out how astronauts poo on a space ship in Space Zone
  • Walk inside our replica of part of the International Space Station and enjoy stunning shows in the north’s biggest planetarium! 
  • 3...2...1... Blast Off! Join our Explainers as they journey through space in our new live science show!
  • Launch your own rocket by mixing real chemicals together in Experiment Zone (Ages 7+).
  • Be amazed by Gaia, our glowing replica of Earth.
  • Grab an easel and create your own Earth-inspired artwork in Hello World.

PLUS - the chance to get stuck into our familiar favourites.

For under-7s. 

  • Create a rocket, get measuring and build a giant marble in our pop-up play stations. 
  • Grab a discovery backpack to see a rainbow indoors and play with noisy toys. 
  • Explore a fascinating world designed just for little ones where they can have fun and learn while they’re at it in our Play Zone.

Join us to as part of the Jubilee celebrations!

Visit Life on Friday 3 June where we'll have a Jubilee crown making activity for families to enjoy in our Making Studios. There’ll be lots of materials to choose from and little ones can even take their creation home. 

Please note: Life will be closed on Thursday 2 June. 

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