Essential info
Please read! 

Life Science Centre will be closed 8 January – 1 February (inclusive) while we make some exciting changes and carry out essential maintenance. Our ice rink and Times Square Café will be open as usual during this time.

The Young Explorers' Zone will close at the earlier time of 3.30pm on Wednesday 6 February. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

Science Centre tickets do not include ice skating. Please purchase skating tickets on arrival. 

Combo tickets for science centre admission and skating are available from 3 December 2018 - 24 February 2019. Please purchase these separately at the Science Centre reception.

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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 24 May 2019:


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)

Purchase skating tickets on arrival















Skating parties

Available from 10 November 2018 - 24 February 2019, weekends only.

Host a party to remember! Enjoy a skate on the ice and explore the science centre, with highlights includings Alien Invasion and the 4D Motion Ride showing The Polar Express. Includes a hot meal and a hot chocolate.

Skating and Science Centre parties include:

  • A party host who will greet your party and make sure that everything runs smoothly.
  • A hot meal and a hot chocolate.
  • Party bags are available at an additional cost.
  • We find that customers prefer to choose their own cakes so feel free to bring your own.
  • Extra refreshments, including Starbucks beverages, can be pre-ordered.
  • We recommend that you have at least three hours at Life to make the most of the birthday party experience.

Price: £15 per person. Two adults free with the party, additional adults charged from £9.00 each.


Please note:

  • Memberships cannot be used for any form of discount on parties. Adult members can accompany the party free of charge but any children must pay the full party package price.
  • Children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the rink; those aged 10-12 must be supervised by an adult (adults can watch from the viewing platform if they prefer).
  • Please refrain from bringing your own refreshments to consume on the premises.
  • Parties will not have exclusive use of the Science Centre.
  • Specific shows, including the 4D Motion Ride, are subject to availability.
  • Minimum height requirement of 1.2 metres on the 4D Motion Ride.

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


 Buy Science Centre tickets

Choose a date
Please select a date to view prices:
Current total
You would save £ by buying an Annual Pass Change to annual passes I'm not interested