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Life Science Centre will be closed on Friday 27 April as we set up for Maker Faire UK. Times Square Café will be open as usual.

While the Science Centre is home to Maker Faire UK on 28 - 29 April, our usual programme of exhibitions and shows will not be available.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Friday 4 May. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

Please note that some areas may be closed from 16 April - 25 May as we get ready for the next big exhibition, Robots - then and now (opens 26 May). 

A couple of our lifts are our of order, we’re working to fix them as soon as possible. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

My Tickets

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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 25 May 2018:


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)













Robot parties

Available from 26 May - 4 November 2018, weekends only.

Explore the amazing Robots - then and now exhibition from the Science Museum, London, and everything else Life has to offer. Make a robot to take away and enjoy a scrummy party feast.

Party highlights

  • Robots - then and now, a family-friendly exhibition, created by the Science Museum in London, celebrates the 500-year work-in-progress story of building automated machines! Explore everything else Life has to offer including the Brain Zone, the planetarium, a live Science Theatre show and a trip on the 4D Motion Ride (please note you must be at least 1.2m in height to use the 4D Motion Ride).
  • A special maker activity where you can create (and take home) your own robot puppet.
  • A two-course party feast: party guests can choose from delicious mains and desserts on the day.
  • One of our lovely hosts will greet your party and make sure that everything runs smoothly.

Price: £15 per person.

Party Feast

Choose (on the day) from one main course and one dessert.

Jugs of juice and water provided.

Minimum 10 people, maximum 20 people. Two adults come free. Additional adults pay normal admission. Sorry, but adults don't get the party feast.

Booking is essential, please call (0191) 243 8223. Our booking line is open 9:00am - 5:30pm Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm Friday.


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