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The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on 27 June. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The Science Centre will be busy with school groups on weekdays during term-time. For a quieter experience please visit after 2.00pm.

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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid from 25 May - 4 September 2019


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Last Chance for Christmas Eve Skating!

Christmas Eve is full of quirky family traditions. Whether this is leaving out mince pies for Santa (not forgetting the carrots for Rudolph!), hanging stockings above the fireplace, or taking a trip to see the local Christmas lights; it is part of what makes Christmas such a magical time of year.

When it comes to festive traditions, a visit to the outdoor Ice Rink at Life Science Centre is a hard-to-beat Christmas essential for many in the area! Due to the popularity of the rink, it is vital that this year’s Christmas Eve skating sessions are booked in advance at to ensure visitors a spot on the ice. Skating will be available from 10am – 6pm, with the last skate beginning at 5pm.

Nicola Whitworth, one of the Ice Team Leaders on the rink, loves the atmosphere that Christmas Eve brings. She said, “The rink has a real feel-good factor on Christmas Eve. Families come down to skate together, you see parents helping their children and couples all bundled up. It is a great way to get into the festive spirit!”

To prolong the Christmas fun, visitors can grab a ticket to the Science Centre and explore all that Life has to offer, including the festive 4D Motion Ride* ‘Night at the Toy Store’, where audiences can see what the toys get up to after the customers have left the store... Also included is BODY WORLDS Vital – the exhibition of real human bodies that has been astounding visitors since May, as well as the new Science Theatre show ‘Do Try this at Home 2’, which is full of amazing experiments that can be carried out using average household objects.

With all of this and more, a visit to Life is perfect for entertaining the whole family this Christmas.

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