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New Scientist Live 2018 at ExCeL London - A Science Extravaganza for All Ages, Up to 20% off

ExCeL London, London Docklands

60+ Experiences. 5 Action-Packed Zones. Shows, Exhibitions and more!

Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd September 2018

Suitable for 0-100 years

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Don’t miss this extraordinary festival of ideas and discovery exploring the biggest, best and most provocative science.

With five zones exploring the cosmos, earth, humans, technology and engineering it will be asking amazing questions such as: What might the first aliens we encounter look like? What’s the weather like on Saturn’s moons? And just how smart are those robots becoming? Wowing you with jaw-dropping demonstrations.

  • The perfect way to inspire any new scientists!
  • Join Maddie Moate - the BAFTA award-winning children’s presenter and EduTuber for story time with a sciency difference
  • Get your hands on the precious Tudor artefacts of the Mary Rose
  • Dare you handle a hissing cockroach? Get up close and personal with scorpions, giant land snails, millipedes and more.
  • What actually happened during the Great Fire of London in 1666? Did fire sink the Titanic? Dress up as a fire scientist and learn all about the fascinating world of fire
  • Take a robot selfie with Bertie - a two-armed collaborative big robot will take a selfie with you and will print it as a sticker straight away so you can go home with a souvenir.
  • Discover the world of amphibians and reptiles in a Virtual Reality Nature Reserve
  • Experience gut wrenching theme park rides on the VR Roller Coaster
  • See what your ancestors ate for breakfast
  • Learn the art and science of making the perfect slime
  • See the wonders of the night sky in the Pop-up Planetarium
  • All this and so much more, it's an unmissable day out!
Dates and Prices


  • Thursday 20th - Sunday 23rd September 2018 
  • Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm daily


  • Under 6s go Free! 

Weekday Day Pass (Thursday or Friday) 

  • £18 for Standard Child (6-17yrs), 10% off
  • £25 for Standard Adult, 15% off
  • £56 for Standard Family (1 ad & 3 ch/ 2 ad & 2 ch), 20% off
  • £119 for VIP Family (1 ad & 3 ch/ 2 ad & 2 ch), 15%

Weekend Day Pass (Saturday or Sunday) 

  • £18 for Standard Child (6-17yrs), 10% off
  • £34 for Standard Adult , 15% off
  • £72 for Standard Family (1 ad & 3 ch/ 2 ad & 2 ch), 20% off
  • £153 for VIP Family (1 ad & 3 ch/ 2 ad & 2 ch), 15%

4 Day Passes (Thursday - Sunday) 

  • £41.65 for Standard Child (6-17yrs), 15% off
  • £84.15 for Standard Adult, 15% off
  • £101.15 for VIP Child (6-17yrs), 15% off
  • £169.15 for VIP Adult, 15% off

Important Ticket Info:

General Admission Includes: General admission to exhibition. Entry to talks on the Cosmos, Humans, Earth, Engineering and Technology zone stages only. Excludes entry to Main Stage talks. 

VIP Tickets Includes: General admission to exhibition. Entry to talks on all stages including Main Stage (exclusive to VIPs only) plus Cosmos, Humans, Earth, Engineering and Technology zone stages. Access to VIP lounge.

Need to Know
  • Please note your ticket is only valid for the selected option.
  • Child tickets are valid for children aged between 5 and 17. 
  • To access all Main Stage talks a VIP ticket will be required. 
  • A Family ticket can be either (1 x adult and 3 x Children) or (2 x Adult and 2 x Children)
  • Full programme detailing Main Stage talks, FAQs and Ts&Cs can be viewed at
  • Parking at the ExCeL for up to 24 hours is £20 in the Orange car park (under the main venue) and the East car park (when in use). Parking in the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park is £15 for up to 24 hours. To book your online parking at ExCeL please visit this page.
  • All public entrances allow for access by wheel chair via low gradient ramps and an automatic door. Once inside the venue, all floors are level, offering unobstructed access. For more detailed information, please click here.
  • This ticket cannot be cancelled, refunded, exchanged or used in conjunction with any other offer.
How to Redeem
  • Please print your ticket and present it upon arrival at the Box Office at the ExCel Centre
  • Your ticket will arrive via e-mail after purchase
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Address and Contact Info

ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL

Nearest Station: Custom House
Nearest Park: Cundy Park
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