Life Science Centre is an amazing science centre in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne where one ticket gets you everything, making for a great value day out! With hands-on exhibitions and a changing programme of activities throughout the year, there’s always something new to experience.

Highlights include:

  • Wow Zone. Get hands-on with thrilling and interactive exhibits. Explore how to bend beams of light, see yourself in an infrared camera, and operate the 6-metre-tall ‘Big Machine!’.
  • The biggest planetarium in the north. Using Digistar 7 technology – Life’s planetarium system is the most advanced in the region, with state-of-the-art projectors to provide ultra-rich visuals and a truly immersive experience.
  • Space Zone. Here you can explore inside a mock-up model of part of the International Space Station and watch shows on the Sphere, a digital globe displaying Earth, Moon and planetary satellite imagery.
  • Making Studios. Where you can create, explore and tinker. Live theatre shows. Join our science explainers for amazing live science shows full of exciting demos.
  • Experiment Zone. Grab a lab coat and do experiments using real tools and materials. Work on your own, in a team, or enlist the help of a friendly science explainer.

Relaxed Sunday Sessions take place the second Sunday of the month. From 10.00am – 12.00pm, enjoy dedicated quiet time for anyone to access and enjoy the science centre, including autistic people and those with other sensory needs. Lighting and sound levels will be altered where possible, for example, hand-dryers in toilets will be turned off for the duration of the session.

There are extra pop-up play areas designed especially for our youngest visitors and discovery backpacks to help carers and younger visitors make the most of their visit Some age restrictions apply. See website for details

From November to January, Life hosts an outdoor ice rink in Times Square, just outside the Science Centre (Separate prices apply)




Life Science Centre International Centre for Life Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP

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Opening Hours


10:00 - 15:00


10:00 - 15:00


10:00 - 15:00


10:00 - 15:00


10:00 - 15:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00