26-05-2012 - 31-03-2013
New Life at Centre for Life
|Monday to Saturday||10am - 6pm|
|Sunday||11am - 6pm|
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children; 1 adult + 3 children) £24.10 £22.90
Adult (18 and over) £8.25 £7.40
Child (Aged 2-17 inclusive)
Child (Under 2) FREE FREE
Concession (OAP, student or unwaged) £7.25 £6.75
Following a £1.2million investment, exciting things are happening at the Life Science Centre this summer!
On 26 May, Life will launch the region’s only 4D motion ride along with a collection of new hands-on exhibits entitled ‘The Curiosity Zone’.
The 4D motion ride will use effects such as wind, water spray, smoke and smells as well as moving seats to bring the 3D action on screen to life while ‘The Curiosity Zone’ has been designed to give all visitors, young or old, permission to play, experiment and discover the joys of thinking like a scientist. Visitors will be able to create chain reactions, compose music, build machines and sculpt magnetic art and ask the kind of questions scientists do - ‘what happens if…?’ ‘If I put these things together what will it do? etc…’
Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of the Centre for Life, said: “We’re very excited by the new additions to Life. The motion ride has always been a firm favourite with our visitors. By adding the 4D element and upgrading to a digital cinema system we’ll now be able to show a much wider range of exciting films and change them more frequently ensuring that this much-loved feature of Life continues to appeal.”
She added: “’The Curiosity Zone’ has been designed to allow visitors to explore and experiment and encourage them, whatever their age, to play. Scientific discovery comes from trying things out, experimenting, being inquisitive and we hope that ‘The Curiosity Zone’ will give people a flavour of just how exciting and absorbing science can be.”
‘The Curiosity Zone’ has been assisted by grants from the Northern Rock Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Philippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation, said: “Life is committed to enthusing and engaging everyone in hands-on science activities and we’re delighted to support ‘The Curiosity Zone’ which will show that science isn’t just about learning facts, its about having fun, experimenting and testing out ideas.”
On top of the new additions, Life will be introducing new films in its planetarium and a new live science show in its Science Theatre. The Centre’s Science Explainers will be delivering fun science demonstrations and, for under 7s, the ‘Young Explorers Zone’ offers an exciting, stimulating and safe environment for little ones to explore science.
Entry to all of the activities at Life is included in the admission price which is: £27.80 for a Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children); £9.95 for adults; £6.95 for children (under 2s free) and £7.95 for concessions.
The Curiosity Zone and the 4D motion ride open to the public on Saturday 26 May. To find out more including opening times, visit www.life.org.uk