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
  • 24th December
    • 9:20am to 4pm
  • 25th and 26th December

Our school holiday dates

  • 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
  • Summer: Thursday 20th July to Sunday 3rd September
  • October half term: Friday 20th October to Monday 30th October
  • Christmas: Friday 15th December to Monday 1st January (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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Explosive fun in 2023

Daytimes will be fun-filled with six brand-new seasonal events, one for every school holiday. Experience all the thrills of the Science Centre’s awesome hands-on exhibits, live shows and demos plus extra activities - all included in your admission!

Plan your year of adventure
Spring into Easter!

There's a brand new season of science fun on the way at Boom & Bloom! As well as all the usual Science Centre fun, there’ll be even more on offer to excite all ages, inlcuding an Eggs-travaganza Easter hunt. From 18th March to 17th April, inlcuding Easter school holidays.

Find out what's waiting for you