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 - details below
    • 9:20am to 5pm
  • Weekdays during term time
    Closed Open for school groups only
  • 25th and 26th December
    Closed

Our school holiday dates

  • October half term: Friday 21st October to Monday 31st October 2022
  • Christmas: Friday 16th December to Wednesday 4th January 2023 
  • February half term: Friday 10th to Monday 20th February 2023
  • Easter: Friday 31st March to Monday 17th April
  • May half term: Friday 26th May to Monday 5th June
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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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The perfect gift this Christmas

Give the gift of adventure with a Science Centre gift voucher. Vouchers can be spent on lots of things. Why not book a ticket to watch a Planetarium show? Buy a souvenir to remember a fantastic visit. Choose how much you'd like to give and we'll do the rest!

Give the gift of adventure
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Ready for an unforgettable family adventure this Christmas?

Step into an intergalactic wonderland this festive season. Join Santa in brand new live-action immersive family experience, Cosmic Christmas (limited tickets available). And find out if you’ve got what it takes to live and work in space with epic Space Station Science activities!

Find out what Christmas adventures are waiting