Life Science Centre


Telephone: 0191 243 8210


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The measures we have put in place:

  • Capacity will be limited to ensure social distancing.
  • There are new screens and signs to help make your visit safe and enjoyable. Please take notice of them and keep a two-metre distance from those not in your group.
  • Life Science Centre have introduced increased cleaning in all areas and hand sanitiser is available throughout the centre.
  • Only accepting card payments in the café, gift shop and Times Square Car Park.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Tickets must be pre-booked for a visit. Book your timed visits online (visits will last 2-3 hours). This applies to Members, children aged 4 and under and carers.
  • If you are a Member, you must bring your Membership card when you visit. This is essential, as we will not have our usual check in methods available.
  • If you have any of the symptoms of COVID19, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has the virus in the last 14 days, please don't visit.
  • Face coverings are mandatory for all visitors and our team unless there is a valid reason not to wear one (such as a medical exemption or other permitted reason. Children under the age of 11 are also exempt).

Life Science Centre is open.

  • Full details www.life.org.uk/visit
  • All tickets to visit Life Science Centre in Newcastle must be bought online in advance.
  • Visits will last 2-3 hours and pre-booking a timed slot online is essential. This applies to Members, children aged 4 and under and carers.
  • Members must bring their membership card with them when they visit.

There's so much to see and do at Life Science Centre this summer, with activities and exhibits for all ages. Explore what tomorrow’s world could look like, with activities across the centre. Here’s just a snapshot of what you can enjoy:

  • The amazing Brain Zone and Space Zone are back – including a recreation of part of the International Space Station and the stunning digital globe, the Sphere.
  • Clever LEGO® Creations built by pro LEGO® artists. Highlights include brick models of the Houses of Parliament, a huge four-metre-long airport – both the handiwork of Warren Elsmore – and Stephenson's Rocket locomotive, by local artist Steve Mayes.
  • A chance to do real experiments (Ages 7+ only.)
  • Catch a new live show full of exciting bangs and explosions. (Recommended for ages 5+.)
  • Create a windmill or wind-powered moving toy to take home in the Making Studios.
  • Pop-up play areas for under-7s.
  • Everything is included in the price of your ticket, so you can start planning your fun-filled day out today.

(LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this exhibition.)

Ticket Prices for Life Science Centre:

  • Family of 4 (max 2 adults): £34.00
  • Adults: £15.00
  • Concessions: £11.00
  • Children (5-17 years): £8.00
  • Children (aged 4 and under): Free, but ticket must be booked online in advance


Life Science Centre in Newcastle is an award-winning visitor attraction a short walk from Newcastle Central Station. Families, science enthusiasts and visitors who are looking for things to do in Newcastle will be able to spend a packed day exploring the must-see attraction - where one ticket gets you everything! Life Science Centre, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2020, has new zones and activities to help you invent, create, explore and play.

Life Science Centre was awarded the Gold Standard by The North East Autism Society (NEAS) in 2021, making it the first visitor attraction to ever receive the award. The attraction has an ongoing dedication to autism acceptance and accessibility which is evident in its exhibitions, events and operational approach to how it welcome visitors.

Visitors will be inspired by the wonders of the Universe and how space exploration impacts our everyday lives in the Space Zone. Safety is of paramount importance – just like it is in a real space mission! To keep you and everyone else safe, there'll be a clear one-way route, with floor markings to help keep you on the right flight path. The Life Science Centre team will be doing lots of cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day, and there are sanitising stations for visitors and the team to use.

In Space Zone, as well as discovering more about the cosmos, you can find out how we're already using space technology in our everyday lives and how scientists and engineers in the North East of England are helping to shape the future of space exploration.

A handful of exhibits won't be available, but all the stars of Space Zone are back, including Mission Control; a mock-up of the International Space Station that you can walk around inside; and the digital globe, The Sphere. Younger visitors to Life Science Centre can also enjoy the show Naughty Monsters Explore the Planets in the North's biggest planetarium (with socially-distanced seating, of course).

Each winter at Life Science Centre, take to the ice on their outdoor ice rink in Times Square and celebrate Christmas in style. A full breakdown of events for the entire year can be found on the official Life Science Centre website.

Visitor numbers remain significantly reduced and you'll still need to pre-book a time slot on the website. Other areas of the centre, including the Young Explorers’ Zone, remain closed for now, but Life Science Centre is working hard to be firing on all cylinders as soon as possible.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Life Science Centre is closed until Saturday 10 July

Telephone: 0191 243 8210



Events at Life Science Centre

Christmas at Life Science Centre

7 Nov 2021 to 31 Dec 2021


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