Families and general public

You can book time slots to come into the Science Centre from 9.30am to 2pm. Once you're in, you’re welcome to stay all day!

All tickets must be booked online in advance - you can even book on the day of your visit if there's space.

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  • Weekends and school holidays - details below
    • 9:30am to 5pm
  • Weekdays during term time
    Closed Open for school groups only
  • 24th, 25th and 26th December
    Closed

Our school holiday dates

  • May half term: Friday 24th May to Monday 3rd June 2024
  • Summer: Monday 22nd July to Monday 2nd September 2024
  • October half term: Friday 25th October to Monday 4th November 2024
  • Christmas: Friday 20th December 2024 to Monday 6th January 2025 (closed 25th and 26th December)
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Schools and uniformed groups

Want to visit with your school or uniformed group? We welcome school every week during term time. We also have monthly uniformed group events. All you need to do is book your visit and get set to have a great time.

Find out all about visiting with schools and groups
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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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Fiesta fun this summer

Olympic and Paralympic fever is taking over both inside and out! Beat the bugs in the Bug Olympics. Create an epic opening ceremony inspired by nature. Find out about the science of us. And discover what happens to our bodies during exercise. 

Join in the fun
What's on After Dark this summer?

Did you know we also have evening events? Sit back and relax at Starlight Cinema as Cool Runnings plays out under the stars of the Planetarium. Watch as breath-taking Planetarium visuals bring to life the sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Find out what's going on