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Life Science Centre will be closed 8 January – 1 February (inclusive) while we make some exciting changes and carry out essential maintenance. Our ice rink and Times Square Café will be open as usual during this time.

The Young Explorers' Zone will close at the earlier time of 3.30pm on Wednesday 6 February. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

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Science Centre tickets do not include ice skating. Please purchase skating tickets on arrival. 

Combo tickets for science centre admission and skating are available from 3 December 2018 - 24 February 2019. 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 24 May 2019:


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)

Purchase skating tickets on arrival
















Life has the perfect festive day out down to a science

Life Science Centre has more treats than a selection box this December, with lots of wintry activities to enjoy a fun family day out.
Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of Life, said: “One of the best parts of Christmas is the focus on spending time with the family and creating memories to treasure – and you’ll make plenty of those during a visit to Life Science Centre.”
A whirl around Life’s outdoor ice rink is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Booking is now open for ice skating on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve – but be quick, as these popular dates sell-out in advance. (Advance booking is not required for all other dates.)
One of the Science Centre’s highlights is the 4D Motion Ride* The Polar Express Journey to the North Pole. This six-minute 4D ride – featuring seats that move with the action and snow effects – offers a new take on this festive favourite.  And, like everything else inside Life Science Centre, it is included with your admission ticket.
Every weekend in the build-up to Christmas you can create festive crafts in the Making Space, enjoy a quick science demonstration by one of our ‘science buskers’ or visit Santa Claus in his grotto**.
And we still have all of the perennial favourites, including the chance to take part in science experiments in our laboratory, theatre and planetarium shows, hands-on exhibits and a small soft play area. The animatronic dinosaurs in Dino Jaws are also still roaming the Science Centre and would love you to pop by to wish them a Merry Christmas!

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