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The Young Explorers' Zone will close at the earlier time of 4.00pm on Friday 13 December. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The ice rink will be closed for a private event at the following times: 13 December 8.00-9.00pm, 15 December 6.00-7.00pm, 16 December 8.00-9.00pm, 17 December 5.00-6.00pm and 8.00-9.00pm, 22 December 6.00-7.00pm, 23 December 4.00-5.00pm, 28 December 7.00-8.00pm.

Please note: The science centre and the ice rink will be extremely busy with school groups from 16 - 20 December. We advise visiting after 2.00pm for a quieter experience. 

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Life Science Centre opens its doors after dark for adult-only Halloween party

From a Crystal Maze-inspired laser maze to dissecting real organs, Life Science Centre’s Halloween party for adults on Friday 26 October will be like no other.


At Halloween Late: Bewitching Bots – the name being a nod to Life’s current blockbuster exhibition Robots – then and now – there’ll also be a station to decorate  Day of the Dead sugar skulls, an ultraviolet Gin bar and partygoers can let their zombie hair down and dance the night away.


Sheela Bell, Events Manager at Life, said: “For one night only, we’re transforming Life into an immersive Halloween experience that will be unlike anything people have been to before.


“Fancy dress is heavily encouraged – there might be a few treats in store for the best-dressed. And we’ll have some special effect make-up artists on-hand to help give your costumes that killer edge!”


Elsewhere in the science centre, the 4D Motion Ride* will be showing the animated adventure Frankenstein: Escape the Monster and the planetarium will be screening an awe-inspiring show that simulates the birth of artificial intelligence**.


Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the Robots – then and now exhibition, developed by the Science Museum in London, before it vanishes from the science centre a few weeks later. The exhibition features unnervingly lifelike humanoids and an evil T-800 from the film Terminator Salvation.


Sheela continued: “Halloween is all about scary fun. But if visitors are keen to explore some genuinely scary ideas, they should also come to our Robots: Hopes and Fears event on 1 November, where a panel of experts will discuss the good, the bad and the downright ugly side of our future with robots.”


For more information or to book tickets for Halloween Late: Bewitching Bots or Robots: Hopes and Fears, please visit



*Minimum height restriction of 1.2 metres applies.

** Features rapidly flashing visuals.

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