Essential info
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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:

TYPE

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

DAY

£28

£11

£6.50

Free

£9

 

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£21

Free

£32

 

Tickets, membership and offers

Your science centre day ticket gives you access to ALL daytime activities inside Life Science Centre. There are no extra fees for blockbuster exhibitions or for entry to the planetarium, live theatre shows and the 4D Motion Ride, so you can relax and explore EVERYTHING that Life has to offer. You won’t find any hidden charges here!

Our cafés offer good-value tasty food and barista coffee, or you are welcome to use our indoor packed lunch area if you would prefer to bring your own food.

Why not become a member? You can then have unlimited access to our changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year and discounted skating on our seasonal ice rink. Please see the tabs below for full details.

Prices valid until 24 May 2019

 

Family 1 adult + 3 children OR 2 adults + 2 children

Day ticket: £28.00 
 

Adult

Day ticket: £11.00 
 

Child aged 5 - 17

Day ticket: £6.50
 

Child aged 4 and under

Day ticket: FREE 
Maximum of 3 children per paying adult

 

Concession: OAP, student or unwaged (proof required)

Day ticket: £9.00 
 
Combo tickets for science centre admission and skating are available from 3 December 2018 - 24 February 2019. Click the 'Skating Prices' tab for details.
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Skating only prices (10 November 2018 - 24 February 2019)

Please buy your skating tickets from reception upon arrival



Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

£27.00


Adult (aged 18+)

£10.00


Concessions (OAP, student or unwaged)

£9.00


Child (aged 5-17)

£7.50


Child (aged 4 and under)

£3.00
Maximum of 2 under 4s per adult on the ice rink


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Skating and Science Centre combo prices (3 December 2018 - 24 February 2019)


Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

£36.00


Adult (aged 18+)

£14.00


Concessions (OAP, student or unwaged)

£11.00


Child (aged 5-17)

£10.00


Child (aged 4 and under)

£3.00
Maximum of 2 under 4s per adult on the ice rink
Life Science membership is great value for money. Buy family membership – and even if you only visit 3 times a year, you have saved on the cost of your ticket.
 

As an educational charity, our aim is to make science accessible to everyone and ticket revenue is vital to help us achieve this. We try to keep our prices as low as possible.


Previously known as the Annual Pass scheme. Already have an Annual Pass? Then you’re a member!
 

Key benefits

  • 12 months unlimited Life Science Centre entry including pre-school days
  • Fast track entry during busy periods.*
  • Invitations to special events.
  • A chance to have your say on how we develop through surveys and focus groups.

Plus enjoy these special discounts:


*Fast track entry is only possible if you bring your membership card.
 

Membership prices

  • Adult (aged 18 and over) £39
  • Child (aged 5 - 17) £21
  • Child (4 and under) FREE
  • Concession (OAP, student or unwaged) £32
  • Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children) £94
  • Extra child (added to family membership - maximum of 3 extra children) £11

Try before you buy!

Become a member on the day you visit and we’ll deduct your admission price off the cost of your membership. Terms and conditions apply.

Memberships are not available online. Please buy on arrival at reception, or call (0191) 243 8223 to purchase membership over the phone.

Find out more about membership

If you’re visiting with a group of 10 or more, book in advance to receive a range of benefits:

 
  • ​Selected offers and discounts (varies depending on events and activities).
  • Priority entry.
  • Free coach parking (first come first served basis).
  • Tailored meal packages.
  • Familiarisation visits.

Standard group booking rates, valid until 24 May 2019


Adult group rate

£8.00 per person
 

Child group rate

£5.00 per person
 

To make a group booking or to discuss your requirements please call our bookings hotline ​(0191) 243 8223 (open from 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday).


*Terms and conditions: You must book and pay in advance to receive the group booking rates. Group booking rates are available for groups of 10 or more only.  FInd out more about group bookings

Check out our great offers and see if you could save on the price of admission.


View all offers and discounts >

Gift tickets and vouchers

Treat friends and family to a science centre or skating visit, or money off in the Life Shop with a Life gift ticket or voucher!
Gift tickets and vouchers are available from reception or via the bookings line on (0191) 243 8223.

Life Science Centre tickets and gift shop vouchers are available all year round. Skating at Life is open annually from November - February; gift tickets can be purchased throughout this period and must be used during the current skating season and cannot be carried over to future years.

"Our son has autism and the staff were brilliant with him, from the people on the front desk to those providing talks, we could not fault anything. "

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