Essential info
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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre, Life Meetings and Events and Times Square Café are currently closed. The Life team will miss you! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. In the meantime, stay safe. For any queries, email us:

The Science Speakeasy event scheduled for Tuesday 1 December has been cancelled. We're sorry for any disappointment. We hope to reschedule this event at a later date, so if you'd like to hear about that and future events for adults at Life, sign up to our adult events mailing list:

Life Science Centre will not be running its outdoor ice rink this year due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Read the full statement >

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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During your visit


  • If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, or if you or someone in your household has been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus in the past 14 days, please don't visit.
  • Please arrive within 10 minutes of your booked time slot. Our friendly team will look after you from a social distance.
  • A handful of exhibits in the Space Zone and the Brain Zone won't be available.

  • The Spooky Science show will be performed in a spacious room. The show is suitable for all ages, but the room will go dark at times to make it easier to see some of the science demonstrations.

  • Visitors will follow a one-way route through Life. During the half-term holidays only, this route will not loop back to the science centre entrance and visitors will instead exit at Life Meetings and Events on Central Parkway. A pop-up gift shop and café will be available at this temporary exit point (takeaway only) or you can walk around the outside of the building to visit Times Square Café and the gift shop.
  • Times Square Café serves a selection of sandwiches, melts, sausage and vegan rolls, jacket potatoes, fries, sweet treats and a selection of drinks, including Starbucks coffees. Visitors can also use the café seating to eat their own packed lunches – available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Sorry, but reusable cups and loyalty cards cannot be accepted at present.
  • Self-service microwaves are available to warm-up baby food and bottles in Times Square Café and the pop-up café.
  • Sorry no cash transactions – card payments only.
  • Toilets are available.




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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed. Choose a date

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.

If you would prefer not to, please opt to ‘buy tickets without donation’ below.

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