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Ticket Prices

Day ticket prices for Life Science Centre (or save with an Annual Pass)

Science Centre prices valid until 26 May 2017 (excluding Maker Faire UK)

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

Day ticket: £25.00 | Annual Pass: £85.00


Day ticket: £10.00 | Annual Pass: £35.00

Children (aged 5 - 17)

Day ticket: £7.00 | Annual Pass: £19.00

Please note: children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Children (aged 4 and under)

Day ticket: FREE | Annual Pass: FREE

Please note: there is a maximum of three children per paying adult.

Concessions (OAP, student or unwaged)

Day ticket: £9.00 | Annual Pass: £29.00

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Ice skating is now closed. It will reopen in November 2017.

All areas of the Science Centre including major exhibitions, the planetarium, 4D Motion Ride and Science Theatre are included in your Science Centre ticket. Special events may have separate pricing; visit our What's On page for details. Ice skating is charged separately. Food and drinks are sold separately in our cafes.

"I thought it was very much worth the cost, particularly when you look into where the money actually goes and how it's used."

- Trip Advisor Review

Buying tickets

Want a Science Centre ticket? Buy your tickets from Science Centre reception on the day of your visit. Online booking not available.

Check our website before you visit for details of any closures or changes.

Tickets for many Life Science Centre events are available to buy online via the event pages in our What's On section.

You can buy Life Science Centre and skating tickets and Life Shop vouchers as gifts - visit our Gift Tickets and Vouchers page to find out more.

Group and school visits

Special rates are available for schools and groups. If you’re planning to visit with a group of ten or more, or to book a school visit, call us on (0191) 243 8223 from 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday.

Charitable status

Life is an educational charity. We do not receive public funding. We aim to get people of all ages switched onto science and to raise standards in science education. We also support the world-class scientific research which is being carried out on site. We couldn’t do this without your support so THANK YOU.

Gift Aid

As we’re a charity, Science Centre tickets include a voluntary 10% donation which allows us to claim an extra 25p in every pound from the Government, providing the donor is a UK tax payer. It’s called a Gift Aid visit and it makes a huge difference to charities like us. To enable us to reclaim your Gift Aid, you must be paying an amount of income or capital gains tax at least equal to or greater than the amount of this donation. If you want to opt out of the donation, admission charges to the Science Centre are: family £22.50, adult £9.00, child £6.30, concession £8.10.

Registered charity number 1059607.

Save with an Annual Pass

If you plan to visit more than twice in a year, it's cheaper to buy an Annual Pass... then you can have unlimited visits for no extra cost! More information on Annual Pass Membership.

Annual Pass holders are also entitled to discounted ice skating tickets (annually from November - February): £6 off family tickets, £1.50 off adult and £1 off child tickets.

Admission information

- Tickets are valid only on the day of purchase and can be used to re-enter Life throughout the day.

- Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

- A maximum of three children aged 4 and under may enter for free with each full paying adult.

- Family ticket: 2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children. A minimum of 1 adult is required.

- Concessions: aged 60 and over, students aged 18 and over, unemployed families on income support. Concessions must provide suitable evidence e.g. a valid NUS card.

- Carers of disabled visitors are admitted free of charge (one carer per disabled visitor); the normal admission fee applies to the disabled visitor.