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What's on at Life

This winter, enjoy an array of hands-on activities, luminous live shows, magical light play and real life experiments. Be wowed by Gaia – a great, glowing replica of planet Earth and explore the Play Zone for under-7s. 

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…

Please note: from 17 – 30 January, the planetarium will be closed to the public as it has an exciting upgrade.

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Winter Lights Programme
Light up your winter in the science centre.  
Included with science centre ticket
On until 4 February 2022
 For all ages
  Open today from 10AM to 5PM
Animal Earth Programme
The secrets of survival!  Animals and nature can teach us so much.
Included with science centre ticket
From 5 February 2022 To 13 May 2022
 For all ages
  Closed today
Fun for under-7s
Extra activities aimed at our younger visitors
Included with science centre ticket
 For Under 7s
Gaia - Earth
Wonder at Gaia - a mesmerising, seven-metre-diameter recreation of Planet Earth.
Included with science centre ticket
 For Everyone
LEGO® Creations
Clever LEGO®  creations built by pro LEGO® artists.
Included with science centre ticket
 For All ages
Dame Stella Rimington: My life in MI5
Meet the role model for M in James Bond 007
Adults only event
 For 18+
  On 1 February 2022
Maker Club
Learn new skills and get crafty in a safe environment
Separate charges may apply
 For ages 11 - 16
  From 18 February 2022 To 1 April 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+
Creativity Zone and Making Studios
Exhibits and activities that will fire up your imagination
Included with science centre ticket
 For All ages
Space Zone
Bringing space closer to home
Included with science centre ticket
 For 5+
Planetarium
The biggest planetarium in the North showing two exciting shows!
Included with science centre ticket
 For All Ages
Live science shows
Immerse yourself in a colourful world in this spellbinding, live science show.
Included with science centre ticket
 For all ages

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