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What's on at Life

There's so much to see and do here, with activities and exhibits for all ages. Everything is included in the price of your ticket, so you can start planning your fun-filled day out today. View our science centre map and dig deeper into what's on at Life below…

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Lightyear inspired activities
Celebrate the new Lightyear film in style at Life.
Included with science centre ticket
On until 10 October 2022
 For all ages
  Open today from 10AM to 5PM
Hello World!
Hands-on activities to see planet Earth in a whole new light.
Included with science centre ticket
 For All ages
Meet the scientist: Dr David Rosario
Meet an actual scientist during your visit to Life Science Centre.
Included with science centre ticket
 For 7+ recommended
  On 31 August 2022
Science Speakeasy: is climate fiction doing more harm than good?
At this in-person Speakeasy, we'll be discussing climate fiction and whether it does more harm than good.
Adults only event
 For 18+
  On 14 September 2022
Pre-school Day
A day for little ones to explore the centre!
Separate charges may apply
 For Ages 4 and under (and accompanying adults)
  On 16 September 2022
Brain Zone
What's going on inside your head?
Included with science centre ticket
 For 7+ (recommended)
Experiment Zone
Try some REAL experiments!
Included with science centre ticket
 For ages 7+
Fun for under-7s
Extra activities aimed at our younger visitors, including Play Zone.
Included with science centre ticket
 For Under 7s
LEGO® Creations
Clever LEGO®  creations built by pro LEGO® artists.
Included with science centre ticket
 For All ages
Gaia - Earth
Wonder at Gaia - a mesmerising, seven-metre-diameter recreation of Planet Earth.
Included with science centre ticket
 For Everyone
Space Zone
Bringing space closer to home.
Included with science centre ticket
 For 5+
Creativity Zone and Making Studios
Exhibits and activities that will fire up your imagination.
Included with science centre ticket
 For All ages
The Sphere
Explore the effects of climate change in a family-friendly show.
Included with science centre ticket
 For 7+ (recommended)
Planetarium
The biggest planetarium in the North showing two exciting shows!
Included with science centre ticket
 For All Ages
Live science shows
Join our Explainers as they journey through space in our new live science show.
Included with science centre ticket
 For all ages

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