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Science Centre tickets do not include ice skating. Combo tickets for science centre admission and skating are available from 3 December 2018 - 24 February 2019. Please purchase these separately at the Science Centre reception.

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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 24 May 2019:


Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

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Young Explorers' Zone


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Included in your admission ticket

Set aside: 1 hour
 Age restriction: under 7s only
Included in your admission ticket
Set aside: 1 hour
 Age restriction: under 7s only
Event details

Children learn through play – it’s how they make sense of the world. Our Young Explorers’ Zone for under-7s is designed to encourage open-ended play and to help children build their imagination and other key skills, whilst having fun! 

Activities include:

  • Big blocks, which are just waiting to be crafted into something wonderful. Will your child design a rocket, a unicorn or something totally new?
  • A sensory den, where smaller tots and babies can explore light, colours, shapes and sounds – tucked safely away from some of the more energetic play from older toddlers! 
  • A fresh take on soft play, with linkable pieces that can be connected together to form new things. 

In order to enjoy this area safely, please remember the following:

  • Adults are responsible for the supervision and behaviour of children in their care.
  • This area is for children aged under 7 only.
  • Shoes and clothing that is loose or which has sharp fasteners should be removed.
  • Food and drink is not to be taken into the area.
  • During very busy periods we may have to limit the time visitors spend in the area.
  • During term time, school groups may be using the area. 10am to 2pm tends to be the busy period. If you're unsure, call reception before you visit on (0191) 243 8268.

We occasionally have to close the Young Explorers’ Zone for private events. Life is a charity and money raised from event bookings supports Life Science Centre and the ground-breaking medical advances being made on-site. These closures are always mentioned in advance on our website, phone lines and social media channels. Find out more about our charitable status.

Funded by SITA Trust, as part of their “No More Waste” programme.

What else is on for under-7s:

2 February 2019 - 31 March 2019 Created by UK artist Luke Jerram, Museum of the Moon displays the lunar surface in incredible detail on a seven-metre-wide sphere that is suspended in the air. It is massive, magnificent and mesmerising.   The exhibit uses imagery captured by the NASA spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and, at an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the sphere represents five kilometres of the Moon’s surface.       Join us for our upcoming special events     Dark Side of Museum of the Moon Friday 15 February 2019, 7.00pm - 10.30pm A night where astronomy meets art. Experience Pink Floyd’s ...
Perfect for All ages   Included in your science centre admission
22 December 2018 - 28 April 2019 Is there life elsewhere in the Universe? What would life on other worlds look like? Will humans ever travel beyond our Solar System? Science doesn’t have the answers to these questions – yet! – but thanks to the imaginations of sci-fi television and movie makers, you can almost believe that we’re already there.   In our exhibition Alien Invasion, come and see 39 original and replica props from film and TV showcasing the best in sci-fi.  
Perfect for All ages   Included in your science centre admission
1 December 2018 - 7 January 2019 An enchanting planetarium show especially for under 7s.
Perfect for under 7s  Included in your science centre admission
Awesome experiments and audience participation help to unravel science fact from science fiction in our fun, family-friendly shows. Shows change regularly and cover all sorts of science themes like dinosaurs, the weather, aerodynamics (with fake flying pigs as test pilots), reactions, chain reactions... the list goes on! The Science Theatre is equipped with an analogue induction loop. ​Shows are on at various times throughout the day, daily show times are available on arrival.
Perfect for all ages   Included in your science centre admission
2 October 2018 - 7 January 2019 An evil genius has a dastardly plan to take over the world by stealing the keys to a magnificent Moon rocket. As you can imagine, stealing a Moon rocket isn’t easy, so the evil genius is recruiting a team of minions to help. On-the-job training is provided for wannabe minions, so step inside our theatre to uncover the science needed to complete the mission.
Perfect for 5+   Included in your science centre admission
The Curiosity Zone lets you think like a scientist. And what does that mean exactly? Well it’s not about cramming your head full of facts about others’ achievements. It’s about testing stuff, comparing things and talking to others about what you’ve found out.
Perfect for all ages  Included in your science centre admission
Next Date: Tuesday 12 February 2019, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM These regular events, led by Life's friendly Science Explainers, provide a delightful opportunity for young children to enjoy and explore the Science Centre. Each session offers a mix of classic activities, such as Piccolo Music workshops, mini-beast handling and a toddler bubble disco alongside new activities, so that every event is different. Access to our hands-on Young Explorers' Zone and special planetarium show, Little Bear, is also available. Pre-school days are drop in events so you can arrive and leave when it's convenient for you, but please be aware that spaces in Piccolo Music Workshops are limited and do ...
Perfect for Ages 4 and under (and accompanying adults)   Separate prices apply

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