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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.
Adults looking up to watch Queen planetarium show at Life Science Centre.
Coming soon
Queen Heaven
Enjoy legendary rock band Queen’s hits set to fun, exciting visuals in Life’s Planetarium.
Special ticketed event
13+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
Various dates in January
Science Speakeasy on Mind Games. Animated lady sat on chair in sims style.
Coming soon
Science Speakeasy: Mind Games
Join us for an evening of lively debate, as a a panel of experts throw the spotlight on gaming and its links to mental health.
Special ticketed event
Adults (18+)
Thursday 18 July, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Coming soon
Halloween 90’s Silent Disco
Dig out your best costumes and dust down your deadly dance moves for a spooky spectacular this Halloween.
Special ticketed event
Adults (18+)
Friday 25th October 2024, 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Group of skaters enjoying private hire of Life Science Centre's city centre ice rink.
Coming soon
Ice Skating
Enjoy a whirl on our open-air ice rink. Situated in Times Square, just outside Life, the rink is ideal for ice skaters of all abilities
Special ticketed event. Member discounts apply.
For all ages
Saturday 9 November - Sunday 5 January 2025
Three women on ice rink in winter clothing laughing and talking.
Coming soon
Ice Skating 21-24 December
If you're looking for something a little different to do over Christmas, make it one to remember with a festive whirl on our open-air ice rink.
Special ticketed event
For all ages
Saturday 21 December - Tuesday 24 December 2024
Santa and Twinkle the Elf during live science demonstration with hoover.
Coming soon
The Santa Experience
This Christmas enjoy a magical, festive experience that you won’t find anywhere else!
Special ticketed event
Perfect for children aged 3 to 10
Various dates in November and December 2024
Little boy in green jumper playing with clay at Life Science Centre Pre-School Day.
Coming soon
September Pre-School Day
Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly environment, with activities especially for little ones.
Special ticketed event. Free for members!
Especially for children aged 4 and under
Friday 27 September 9:30am - 3:00pm
Test your strength and lift yourself up to see the science centre from a different viewpoint on our pulley chairs.
On now
Wow Zone
Get hands-on with exciting exhibits including our 6-metre-tall ‘Big Machine’ and much more.
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 45 minutes
Family in Life Science Centre planetarium sitting down to watch new Earth Defenders show.
On now
Earth Defenders! Planetarium Show
Discover the team of satellites defending Earth from above in this '80s style animation.
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
From Friday 28 June 2024

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