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29 September 2021

Spooky Autumn at Life

Life has announced its autumn programme, packed with grippingly ghoulish activities to bewitch and beguile visitors of all ages.


The programme, which runs on weekends from 2 October, then every day from 23 October through to 12 November, provides a feast of hands-on fun including live shows, experiments and the chance to make creepy creations to take home. 


The Spooky Science live show explores what scares us and why. Expect strange noises; mysterious moving objects and a pumpkin that vomits bubbles! In the Making Studios visitors can create their own monster shadow puppet from spooky parts. Make it perform in the shadow theatre, then take it home to scare your gran!


Natalie Daring, Science Engagement Director at Life Science Centre said, “As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, it’s the ideal time launch a new programme which includes a good dollop of spooky science to get you thinking about your senses. 


“Curiosity is key to understanding and enjoying science and we hope to get visitors of all ages thinking about all the ways in which science helps us understand the world around us, including those things that sometimes seem scary and inexplicable!”


Other exhibits and activities to enjoy include Space Zone where you can launch your own rocket; be the boss in Mission Control and check out how astronauts’ poo in space! Visitors can also explore the planets and night skies in the North’s biggest planetarium and see our Earth in whole new light with the stunning digital globe Sphere. 


For under 7s, there are pop-up play stations throughout the centre where youngsters can create a rocket, get measuring and build their own giant marble run to explore how balls roll. 


Discovery back packs are also available at reception and contain lots of fun items including prisms to see a rainbow indoors and some noisy toys. You can grab your bag from reception to help your little ones explore Life. 


A new Play Zone, created especially for under 7s opens on Saturday 23 October (half-term) providing a fun interactive space that includes a mini kitchen and café. Younger visitors can try imaginary cooking and learn to recycle (it’s never too early to save the planet!). There’s also magical light play, a chance to build creations and delve into soft play.”


For more information on what there is to see and do at the Life this Autumn, check out our Spooky Autumn programme

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