Essential info
Please read! 

Life is delighted to be the venue for an NHS large vaccination centre, but the operation of the centre, including appointments and queueing, is solely the responsibility of the NHS. Sorry, but Life will not respond to any queries relating to the NHS vaccination programme.

The NHS has issued the following information: Only people who are invited to have a vaccine can book an appointment. For more information go to this NHS website.

Parking is available in nearby Times Square Car Park. Limited spaces are available on site on a first-come, first-served basis – sorry, but we are unable to reserve spaces. 


Due to Government restrictions, Life Science Centre, Life Meetings and Events and Times Square Café are currently closed. For any queries, please email We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay safe.

Due to the Government-imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed.

Science centre ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation


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COVID-19 safety

The safety and comfort of our visitors and team is our top priority. We have introduced the following measures:

  • Increased cleaning and significantly reduced visitor numbers. Hand sanitiser stations located throughout the centre.
  • Social distancing from other families and our team and a clear one-way route. Signage, floor graphics and our friendly (socially distanced) team will keep you right!
  • Capacity in our show spaces has been reduced to ensure social distancing between households, and all seats are sanitised between every show. 
  • Face coverings are compulsory for all visitors and our team, with the following exemptions: visitors with disabilities and those with breathing difficulties (if they are wearing the Sunflower lanyard) and children under 11 years. 
  • We are recording the time that visitors arrive along with their contact information. We will only share them with NHS Test and Trace, if asked, in the event of another visitor testing positive for COVID-19.
  • We have QR codes on posters by the entrance for visitors to scan with their smartphones to check-in on the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app.



A bit nervous as it was our first family day out since lockdown, but the science centre felt very safe and well maintained and clean.

Visitor feedback, September 2020

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Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.

If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.

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