Winter Lights at Life

Winter Lights at Life

Life Science Centre invite you to join them for a season of wintry activities and events from 13 November 2021 - 4 February 2022 at the Newcastle-based family attraction.

Light up your winter in the science centre. Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, luminous live shows, magical light play and festive experiments. Be wowed by Gaia – a great, glowing replica of planet Earth and explore the Play Zone for under 7s.

Highlights include:

  • Lumiere live show: explore things that sparkle and glow in this beautiful live show! (5+ recommended)
  • Magical light play in the Making Studios: Experiment with magical creations that capture and project light. (4+ recommended)
  • Festive pop-up science: Impress friends and family with festive challenges – untangle yourself from the tinsel, step through a Christmas card and try some clever cutlery balancing!
  • Lantern trail: Follow our glowing lantern trail around the centre and see how many you can find.
  • Space Zone: launch your own rocket; be the boss in Mission Control and check out how astronauts poo in space. Explore the planets and night skies in the North’s biggest planetarium and see our Earth in whole new light with the stunning digital globe Sphere.
  • Gaia, our Planet Earth - created by British artist Luke Jerram. It’s wowed audiences across the globe, and now you can wonder at this mesmerising and massive recreation of planet Earth.
  • LEGO® creations built by pro LEGO® artists. Be inspired to get building! Highlights include a 1.5m model of The LEGO Movie’s Space UniKitty and a steampunk submarine– the handiwork of Warren Elsmore – and Stephenson's Rocket locomotive, by local artist Steve Mayes.
  • Under-7s fun including NEW Play Zone, a range of discovery backpacks and hands-on, pop-up play stations!
  • Our open-air ice rink is back! From 13 November – 9 January 2022, come and have a whirl on our open-air ice rink and enjoy a range of festive treats. (Separate prices apply.)

Everything in the science centre is included in the price of your ticket, so you can start planning your fun-filled day out today.

Visits will last about 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.

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