After months of closure, Science Centres open their doors to visitors again!
Inline with Government guidelines, Science Centres are starting to reopen to visitors again after months of closure due to the pandemic. For some it's been over a year of closure as local lockdowns came into force. Throughout the past 14 turbulent months ASDC has been championing centres, offering senior leaders and their teams advice, central lobbying for funding and regular sector-wide calls offering support and guidance.
Despite being closed to the public, centres have been transformed into testing facilities (Francis Crick Institute in London) and COVID vaccination centres (The Centre for Life in Newcastle).
Science Centres have adapted to roll out hugely successful online science engagement programmes to ensure children and their families could continue to enjoy science from their local science centre at home. Centre closure has also meant changing the way teams deliver projects, reaching children and families through remote engagement and working with communities to deliver STEM boxes, kits and programmes for underserved audiences.
Below is a list of just some of the Science Centres around the UK and their reopening dates.
Please note tickets for all Science Centres must be booked in advance.
Reopening times as stated on Science Centre's websites, please check before booking as opening times may have been changed or updated.
After listening to visitor feedback, Centre for Life will be opening on Saturday 10 July, when they hope further lockdown restrictions have eased, making it possible for visitors to enjoy much more of the full experience of a visit to Life.