Life Science Centre

Please be aware that Covid-19 may affect the listed opening hours.

Telephone: 0191 243 8210

Award-winning attraction in Newcastle, Life Science Centre has closed its doors temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, they have come up with clever ways to bring science to your homes with a range of online live demos, kitchen science experiments and activities that can be replicated at home with everyday materials.

Go on Virtual Tours of their exhibitions and display or have a go at experiements from your own kitchen. All the Life ONline videos are on the Life Science Centre website.

Search the #LifeGoesONline hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to see some familiar faces from the Life Science Centre team demonstrating fun and educational activities that you can try at home. If you fancy yourself as an at-home scientist then why not share your videos and photos with the hashtag #LifeGoesONline?

If you'd like to hear more about online events including the popular Virtual Science Speakeasy discussions,
sign-up to the Life Science Centre newsletter for all the latest news.

All online content is FREE, but Life is a charity and so this is a challenging time for us. Please consider supporting Life and help them to continue to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science. Donate here.

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 celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020 and has a packed programme of events, brand new zones and activities to help you invent, create, explore and play.

Marvel at awesome experiments and get involved with audience participation in their Science Theatre's daily shows. Explore the Brain Zone to find out what makes you, YOU! Step into another world in the Norths biggest planetarium. Be inspired by the wonders of the Universe and how space exploration impacts our everyday lives in the Space Zone. Get creative in the Making Studio before little ones can become Young Explorers in a hands-on area especially for under 7s. All that and an ever-changing programme of blockbuster exhibitions to inspire both kids and adults alike.

Life Science Centre offers a combination of hands-on and display exhibits which have been designed to bring out your inner scientist, whilst having some fun in the process. There are also several opportunities to speak with industry experts, from game designers to real-life scientists, allowing visitors to get a better understanding of the exhibition. A fascinating after-hours programme of events created especially for curious adults forms part of the busy event calendar.

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

Closed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Telephone: 0191 243 8210


Events at Life Science Centre

Virtual Visits Life Science Centre

6 Jun 2020

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Virtual Science Speakeasy: Lucid...

11 Jun 2020

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Christmas at Life Science Centre

11 Sep 2020 to 1 May 2021

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