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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). Prices have been reduced to reflect this.

The 4D Motion Ride has been a firm favourite for visitors of all ages since Life Science Centre opened nearly 20 years ago. However, as the science centre continues to grow and evolve, it is time to retire this popular attraction to make space for something new – so make sure you visit by 25 October 2019 if you want to enjoy one final thrilling ride! Life would like to hear from visitors what they’d like to see replace the 4D Motion Ride, so please send your ideas to info@life.org.uk. Also, don’t forget to check out the science centre’s newest exhibition Space Zone from 26 October 2019 to explore the wonders of the Universe and discover how space exploration impacts our everyday lives.

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

Science Centre ticket prices, valid until 25 October 2019

TYPE

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)

DAY

£24

£8

£7

£6

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

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Planetarium show
Planetarium
A View from Space
On until 18 October 2019 For Ages 7+
Included in your Science Centre ticket
4D Motion Ride
4D Motion Ride
Legend of Apollo
On until 25 October 2019 For 7+
Included in your Science Centre ticket
Science Theatre show
Science Theatre
Top Ten
On until 19 January 2020 For 5+ recommendation
Included in your Science Centre ticket
Planetarium show
Planetarium
Naughty Monsters in the Sky
On until 22 May 2020 For under 7s
Included in your Science Centre ticket
October half-term
Highlight - Special Events
Spooky, gory and gross fun at half-term!
From 19 October 2019 To 3 November 2019 For All ages
Closed today
Included in your Science Centre ticket
CoderDojo Sessions
Special Events
A monthly computer coding club
On until 16 November 2019 For ages 8 - 17
Planetarium show
Planetarium
Tales of a Time Traveller
From 19 October 2019 To 19 October 2020 For 7+ (recommended)
Included in your Science Centre ticket
After Hours special: Paranormal or Paranoia?
Special Events
Tour 1: Basement and The Shining-esque service corridor
On 31 October 2019 For 18+
After Hours special: Paranormal or Paranoia?
Special Events
Tour 2: 18th century Market Keeper’s House and 4D Motion Ride
On 31 October 2019 For 18+
Christmas
Special Events
A feast of festive fun
From 9 November 2019 To 5 January 2020 For All ages
Included in your Science Centre ticket
Ice Skating
Highlight - Skating
A great winter day out
From 9 November 2019 To 5 January 2020 For all ages
Closed today
Nursery Skate Sessions
Skating
Special skating sessions for little ones
From 10 November 2019 To 5 January 2020 For Ages 4 and under (and accompanying adults)
Science Speakeasy
Special Events
Infertility: not just a woman’s problem
On 14 November 2019 For 18+
Science Sessions
Special Events
Dye Hard Fabrics
On 17 November 2019 For 13 - 18
Pre-school Day
Special Events
A day for little ones to explore the Centre!
On until 4 February 2020 For Ages 4 and under (and accompanying adults)
After Hours: Noël
Special Events
Fiery hands and Pink Floyd bangers!
On 28 November 2019 For 18+
Santa Claus at Life
Special Events
Meet Santa at Life this Christmas
From 30 November 2019 To 23 December 2019 For All ages
Bright Club
Special Events
The thinking person's variety night
On until 3 December 2019 For 18+
Christmas Eve Skating
Skating
Christmas Eve Skating
On 24 December 2019 For All ages
New Year's Eve Skating
Skating
Booking essential for this date!
On 31 December 2019 For All ages
Friday Night Skate
Skating
Get ready to glide into the weekend!
From 10 January 2020 To 31 January 2020 For All ages
After Hours: Happy New You + Skating
Special Events
Teetotal event that’s anything but dry
On 30 January 2020 For 18+
After Hours: Happy New You
Special Events
Teetotal event that’s anything but dry
On 30 January 2020 For 18+
Science Speakeasy
Special Events
Gamified dating: any winners?
On 13 February 2020 For 18+
After Hours: Sex and Attraction
Special Events
Respect your body and relationship(s)
On 27 February 2020 For 18+
Science Speakeasy
Special Events
Stagger to grave or call it quits early?
On 12 March 2020 For 18+
After Hours: The Next James Bond
Special Events
Enrol to replace Daniel Craig as 007
On 26 March 2020 For 18+
After Hours: Unplug and Unwind
Special Events
The antidote to work and exam stress
On 30 April 2020 For 18+
Planetarium show

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