Life Science Centre

We’re working hard to keep our website as up to date as possible against the backdrop of the ongoing coronavirus situation. If you have any specific queries about a business or takeaway option – we recommend going directly to the business’ website.

Telephone: 0191 243 8210


We're Good to Go

The measures we have put in place:

  • Capacity will be limited so that there is a maximum of 15 people for each time slot.
  • Time slots will be released for the first two weeks of August initially, with slots added for new dates every Friday once we're open. Slots can be booked up to midnight the day before you’d like to visit. Tickets are nonrefundable and non-transferable.
  • 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, so you’ll see members of our team keeping everything spotless throughout your visit.
  • Drinks and confectionery items will be available to buy from the café. Bottle and food warming facilities will not be available.
  • Only accepting card payments in the café, gift shop and Times Square Car Park.
  • Face coverings are compulsory for all visitors. If you do not have your own, you can buy one from us on arrival.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Tickets must be pre-booked for a visit. Book your timed visits online (visits will last 1 hr 45 mins). 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.
  • Please arrive within 10 minutes of your booked time slot.
  • You are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat in Times Square Café. Outdoor seating will be available, weather permitting.

Life Science Centre is now closed in response to the November national lockdown in England.

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.

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 too and has new zones and activities to help you invent, create, explore and play.

Life Science Centre is over the Moon that they can now safely welcome visitors back to Space Zone too! 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 further notice.

Telephone: 0191 243 8210



Events at Life Science Centre

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1 Aug 2020 to 3 Jan 2021


LEGO Dino Experience at home

5 Nov 2020 to 4 Dec 2020


Christmas at Life Science Centre

7 Nov 2020 to 1 May 2021


Engineer a Gingerbread House

27 Nov 2020 to 14 Dec 2020


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1 Dec 2020 to 1 Dec 2020


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24 Feb 2021 to 24 Feb 2021


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