We are now open with a new LEGO® Dinos experience. The rest of the science centre will remain closed.

Tickets will be released in weekly batches. We currently have timeslots for up to the 6 September available.

Dino Experience ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation


Adult (18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)











Colour illusion
Discover the science behind negative photographs and see colours that aren't there in this cool illusion!

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Outdoor Explorers - Trees
Join Hayley for her Friday morning walk in the sunshine and see what you can spot along the way! Can you guess what links all the objects before the end of the video?

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The science of baking
Like you, we've been doing a lot of baking during the pandemic. But what happens when you remove one of the key ingredients from a cake? Hayley investigates!

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Balloon Rotocopter
Take inspiration from Amy's favourite exhibition in Life Science Centre - our Bernoulli blower - and create your own balloon rotocopter game.

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Outdoor Explorers - Leaves
Join Josh for his Friday morning walk and see what he notices along the way 👀 Can you work out what links all of the things Josh notices before the end of the video? 

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Can you get a water balloon in a bottle?
See if you can fit a water balloon inside a plastic bottle...without making a splash!

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House of cards
Build the tallest house of cards you can using just one deck! Try different shapes to make your house stable.

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Get the best out of your bagel
How can you cut your morning bagel to ensure the most amount of filling? Find out with Hayley (with the help of some maths!) in this video.

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Outdoor Explorers - Water
Join Elin for a walk along the seafront. Can you work out what links all of the things she notices on her walk before the end of the video?

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Friday challenge: Sundial shadows
For this week's Friday Challenge, can you follow the sun's shadow over the course of a day? What do you notice at different points throughout the day?

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Maths card tricks to wow your friends!
Pick a card, any card!

Use maths, not magic, to amaze your friends and family with this awesome card trick! 

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Outdoor Explorers - Plants
On today's walk we are looking at all the different types of plants we can find.

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Flushing Fun - The science behind siphons
What do you think about when on the toilet? Ever wondered how the siphon that makes your toilet flush works? We have. It's just how we roll... 

Have some flushing fun with this science experiment you can try at home to understand how siphons in toilets work.

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Brain Twisters
Three fun challenges that just need the most powerful equipment available to a scientist: your body and your brain!

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Outdoor Explorers - Animals
What animals can you spot during your outdoor adventures with your little explorers?

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Fire away with our air cannons!
Manipulate the unseen by making your very own air cannon – you’ll be blown away!

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Make a balloon scream!
Like us, you might have leftover balloons from your low-key lockdown birthday celebrations. In this experiment, make your balloons scream!

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Party tricks for a lockdown birthday

It's Life's 20th birthday this week, and because we can't celebrate in style in the science centre, we're bringing the party to you! Check out our awesome party tricks you can try yourself to wow your family an friends.

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The Zany Brainy Game Show
Welcome to The Zany Brainy Game Show, the show that highlights some of the incredible things your brain can do! Join our contestants as they attempt challenges to show what makes our brains so amazing, then try them yourself! 

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Health Heroes Week: Handwashing
Born 200 years ago, Florence Nightingale pioneered handwashing in healthcare to stop the spread of infection. Discover the science that makes soap so effective and be a health hero by washing regularly for at least 20 seconds.

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UK Garden Day: Transpiration roses
It's UK Garden Day on 10 May so to celebrate we're bringing you a colourful floral experiment! Happy #GardenDay! All you'll need is some pale flowers from your garden (or from a vase indoors!) and food dye. Why not make a rainbow display with your flowers to put in your window? 

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Stargazing from home
In this video, we tell you what you can see in the night sky this week from your garden or window!

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Extracting DNA
Today is DNA Day, and what better way to celebrate than extracting some DNA yourself in your kitchen?  Please note: adult supervision is required.

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Earth Week: Ocean acidification
To round off our Earth Week, we have an experiment for you to try at home to learn more about ocean acidificaton. The increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is making our oceans more acidic, which is affecting the creatures that live in the water.

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Earth Week: Home weather stations
Happy Earth Day! This year's theme is climate action, and with this activity you can become a citizen scientist contributing to the work of climate scientists. 

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Can you solve our liquid mystery?
Why is Toni's liquid changing colour from glass to glass? There's no technical trickery involved, so science must have the answer! 

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Spinning egg challenge
To round off the Easter weekend, take on our Easter egg spinning challenge! All you need is hard-boiled egg or some Mini Eggs (if you've not eaten them all already!) 

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Pace egg dyeing
Celebrate Easter with a local tradition andan eggs-elent science twist! 

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Work out the speed of light - using chocolate!
Try out this tasty experiment to calculate the speed of the fastest thing in the universe whilst enjoying yourself in your kitchen.

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Make your own science rainbow
We've been inspired by everyone's efforts in making beautiful rainbow to display in their windows and brighten up the day of our amazing key workers. We wanted to make our own, but with science!

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Try chromatography at home
Discover what colours hide in your favourite felt-tips with this easy-to-do experiment at home!

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Make wine glasses sing!
Make wine glasses sing in harmony using just your fingers.

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