Essential info
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Please note that some areas will be closed from 5 September – 25 October (inclusive) as we get ready for the launch of the new Space Zone (opens 26 October). 

We’re having a few issues with the Motion Ride at the moment. If it’s an unmissable part of your visit, please give us a call first to check it’s running: (0191) 243 8268.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on 20 September. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The Science Theatre will be closed on 23 September as we prepare for the new show, Top Ten, which opens on 24 September. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid from 5 September - 25 October 2019


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

Adult (aged 18+)

Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)













Science Centre parties

Have your Birthday Party at Life!

Available from 2 March to 3 November 2019, weekends only (excludes school holidays).

Science Centre party highlights include:

  • Time to explore everything that Life has to offer, including the Brain Zone, Planetarium, the Making Studios, Experiment Zone (children aged 7+ only), Science Theatre and a trip on the 4D Motion Ride*. 
  • A two course meal: 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: £10.00 per child. Minimum 10 children, maximum 20 children. Two adults free with the party, additional adults pay normal admission.

Booking is essential, please call (0191) 243 8223. Our booking line is open 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.​​​​​​​

*Please note you must be at least 1.2m in height in order to use the Motion Ride. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult in the Making Studios and Experiment Zone at a ratio of 1 adult for every 4 children. 

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