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Awesome science stuff

The Science Shop is awesome. You'll find everything from pocket-money souvenirs to amazing experiments that you can do in your kitchen. It's best to explore everything in the shop early on so you can avoid the rush at the end of the day. When you've finished your visit, you can continue your STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) journey when you get home.

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STEM Souvenirs

Are you a future astronaut? A paleontologist? An entomologist or a biologist perhaps? You'll be wowed by the wall that's covered with fact-filled books. Discover encyclopaedias with fantastic pictures and first reading books. Explore study guides and interesting books for older children.

And there's loads more! Get creative with puzzles, posters, models and STEM-themed construction kits. There's even astronaut ice cream – yippee!

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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