Life Science Centre


Telephone: 0191 243 8210


We're Good to Go

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 at weekends only until 23 October when it will then be open 7 days a week for the holidays.

  • Full details www.life.org.uk/visit
  • All tickets to visit Life Science Centre in Newcastle can be booked online in advance. Very limited walk-ins available on the day.
  • Members must bring their membership card with them when they visit.

There's so much to see and do at Life Science Centre this autumn including plenty of spooky fun for families.

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.

Marvel at Gaia - a stunning, seven-metre recreation of Planet Earth, and one of only five permanent exhibits in the world. The breath-taking installation has been created by British artist, Luke Jerram.

Visitors will be inspired by the wonders of the Universe and how space exploration impacts our everyday lives in the Space Zone. 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.

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.

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.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Open at weekends only

Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm (recommended last entry: 3:00pm)

Open seven days a week from Saturday 23 October 2021

Telephone: 0191 243 8210



Events at Life Science Centre

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