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See our upcoming special events, alongside our science centre exhibits and activities. 

Father and son enjoying hands-on activity in Life Science Centre's Experiment Zone.
Science Speakeasy banner showing Andrew Tate charicature on mobile phone screen in illustrative style.
Coming soon
Science Speakeasy: Under the Influence
Are self-proclaimed social media 'gurus' preying on our insecurities? At this debate, we'll be explore their psychology and communication strategies .
Special ticketed event
Adults (18+)
Thursday 14 March, 8:00pm - 9:45pm
Colour spectrum research will be shared at Life's upcoming Spotlight Day.
Coming soon
Spotlight on…Colour
To celebrate British Science Week, we’re putting the spotlight on colour. Meet real scientists and enjoy hands-on activities!
Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Saturday 16 March
Adults at live skies planetarium event.
Coming soon
Live Skies in the Planetarium
Explore the night skies with the Life team in our amazing planetarium at this special adults-only evening.
Special ticketed event
Adults (18+)
Thursday 25 April, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Fisheye still from The Dark Side of the Moon Planetarium Show.
Coming soon
The Dark Side of the Moon: May Planetarium Shows
Experience Pink Floyd’s iconic album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ accompanied by stunning visuals in Life’s planetarium.
Special ticketed event
Adults (18+)
Various dates available
Toddler in a white lab coat at Life Science Centre.
Coming soon
February Pre-School Day
Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly, with activities especially for little ones.
Special ticketed event. Free for members!
Especially for children aged 4 and under
Tuesday 27 February, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Little boy measuring at a Life Science Centre Pre-School Day.
Coming soon
March Pre-School Day
Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly, with activities especially for little ones.
Special ticketed event. Free for members!
Especially for children aged 4 and under
Thursday 7 March, 9:30am - 3:00pm
School student about to carry out a dissection with assistance of Life Explainer.
Coming soon
April Home Education Day
Enjoy a fantastic day of learning with curriculum linked workshops and interactive exhibits.
Special ticketed event
Especially for home educated children
Friday 19 April, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Visitor interacting with sensory wall at a Relaxed Sunday Session inside the science centre.
Coming soon
March Relaxed Sunday Session
Dedicated quiet time for anyone to access and enjoy the science centre, including autistic people and those with other sensory needs.
Included in science centre ticket. Free for members!
Perfect for everyone
Sunday 10 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fireball explosion during rocket show - coming to Life for February half term.
On now
The Rocket Show
Over February half-term, special guests Wonderstruck present their awesome rocket show with big bangs and fireballs!
Included in science centre ticket
Suitable for everyone
Saturday 17 - Sunday 25 February

Explore our science centre activities online!

Check out our online activities and resources to see some familiar faces from our team demonstrating fun and educational activities you can try at home.

Conduct your own experiments. Play fun science games. Get creative. Find out about local scientists and the work they do. 

Child Playing Science In The Kitchen