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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)

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Experience a new educational day out this New Year

Life Science Centre has a grossly-good live theatre show launching today, Number 2 – the poo show. It comes hot on the heels of the re-opening of Life’s new-and-improved Young Explorers’ Zone last week, with new activities installed that aim to inspire ‘creative play’ for young children.
To boot, there’s also a new show in its planetarium, Naked Eye Astronomy, which shows you the celestial gems that you can observe in the night sky even if you don’t have a telescope.
Elin Roberts, Head of Public Engagement at Life Science Centre, said: “We regularly change our programme of shows and activities throughout the year, finding new ways to inspire visitors with science, but this has been a particularly busy start to 2018! All of these shows and activities are included with Science Centre admission, offering great value for money for families.”
The focus in the new Young Explorer’s Zone – an area specially designed for under-7s – is on creative play, where the aim is to help build children’s imaginations and key skills whilst having fun. The new activities include a sensory den, where smaller tots and babies can explore colours, shapes and sounds, and a new construction site, with big wooden blocks for large-scale builds.
Elin added: “It’s the biggest change we have made to Young Explorers’ Zone since it first opened seven years ago. There was a lot of planning involved, including consultation with parents on what activities we should install, but the reaction from visitors to the new activities has been fantastic – it makes it all worthwhile.”
Children of all ages will enjoy the new poo-themed show, where they’ll learn about human and animal digestion – with live demos that include a firing hippo bum! There’s much in the show for adults to enjoy too, from interesting facts about why wombats have cubed droppings, to uncovering why there’s always water in your toilet bowl.
Expect more sanitary science at Life Science Centre next month, as the educational attraction has announced February half-term is ‘Poo Week’.
All of these new activities and more are included with a Science Centre admission ticket. For more information, please visit

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