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Where will your adventure take you?

Check out our welcome video.

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Interactive sensory maps

Want to get to know where everything is at the Science Centre before you get here? Take a look at our interactive sensory maps so you can work out where you'd like to go first. Where will you stop for something to eat and drink? There's so much to see and do! Where will you start?

Explore our maps
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Babies and pre-Schoolers

It's never too soon to start learning about STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). The Science Centre's great for children from five to ten years old and babies and pre-schoolers love it too!

All our exhibits are interactive and low down – perfect for little hands to be touchy-feely. On the lower floor, there's a soft play area for the little ones. We've even got ear defenders in our shows to protect sensitive ears.

We are proud to be a breast-feeding friendly venue. Feed your baby wherever works for you both or if you would like somewhere private, just let us know. Got food or a bottle that needs heating up? Bring it to the Hub Café. There’s highchairs here and at the Hut Café as well.

We have baby changing areas and lift access between floors for pushchairs to help you get around. If you want to explore when it's not so busy, visit us after 3pm.

Top tips for your visit

Before you arrive

  • Book your entry slot, your free science show and your Planetarium show nice and early to get the date and time that you want.
  • Want a more relaxed visit? Book an entry time after 1pm.
  • Dress for all weathers so you can go outdoors and explore nature in Bio:Space if it's rainy or hot.
  • Pop some pound coins in your wallet for our parking machines. They take contactless cards but sometimes this can be a bit slow. 

At the Science Centre

  • Have lunch before 11.30am or after 2pm to avoid the rush. You'll also be able to take advantage of the exhibits when it's quieter on the exhibition floor.
  • Grab a souvenir from the shop early on. That way you won't get caught in the rush at the end of the day.
  • Did you complete the Humphrey the Humpback Whale rescue mission? Don't forget to collect your medal from the shop!
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Join the Curiosity Club

Spend the next 12 months making new discoveries with an annual membership. Get free entry, discounted tickets to The Planetarium and lots of special extras!

Join us with an annual membership
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Awesome Autumn family fun

Get ready for an epic adventure this Autumn. Listen as music comes to life in free science show, Science Starz. Blast off into space in the Planetarium. Be wowed by epic live demos. And so much more!

Find out what's in store
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Ready for an unforgettable family adventure this Christmas?

Step into an intergalactic wonderland this festive season. Join Santa in immersive family experience, Cosmic Christmas. Find out if you’ve got what it takes to live and work in space with Space Station Science activities. Be wowed by epic live science. And so much more!

Find out what Christmas adventures are waiting