Families and general public

You can book time slots to come into the Science Centre from 9.20am to 2.20pm. 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
    • 9:20am to 5pm
  • Wednesdays during term time
    • 2.30pm to 7pm
  • Weekdays during term time (except for Wednesday afternoons)
    Closed Open for school groups only
  • 24th to 27th December

Upcoming school holidays

  • Christmas: Friday 17th December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022
  • February half term: Friday 18th February to Monday 28th February 2022
  • Easter holiday: Friday 8th April to Monday 25th April 2022
  • May half term: Friday 27th May to Monday 6th June 2022
  • Summer holiday: Thursday 21st July to Sunday 4th September 2022
  • October half term: Friday 21st October to Monday 31st October 2022
  • Christmas: Friday 16th December to Wednesday 4th January 2023 
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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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Enjoy a whole year of fun

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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Explode into 2022

We're heading back to 2002! Celebrate 20 years of wow at the Science Centre with some of our best shows and demos. First up Science Chefs - the explosive world of chemical reactions in food. 

Explore what explosive winter fun is in store