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Attraction Currently Closed

Life Science Centre

  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Life Science Centre is currently closed to the public. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Hitch a ride to the stars and beyond at the Life Science Centre. Here your kids can learn loads about the weird world of science and even conduct their own experiments! Sound good?

At Life Science Centre curious explorers of all ages are welcome to get hands-on and have fun with lots of interactive activities on offer. Have a question? Ask one of the friendly Science Explainers - you'll recognise them by the Life-branded blue polo shirts.

You can also journey to the North’s biggest planetarium. It’s a family favourite and quite an education in recognising planets and distant constellations. Education is, in fact, at the heart of everything they do: with scientific experiments, a 4D motion ride and a Young Explorers’ Zone for under 7s, brains will be well and truly supersized!

  • Educational exhibits and live experiments
  • The North's biggest planetarium
  • Special area for kids under 7

Opening hours

1st June - 2nd December
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 11.00 - 18:00
Ice Skating available from 11th November - 18th February

Last Entry

2 hours before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £15.00
Kids (5-17): £8.00
Under-4s: Free
Concessions: £11.00
Family (1 adult, 3 kids OR 2 adults, 2 kids): £36.00 

Travel & Contact Information


Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP, England

Phone number

0191 243 8210



Click here to visit Life Science Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

The closest car park is Times Square Car Park (NE4 7AD).

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Life Science Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Life Science Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Additional Info

Additional information

Public Transport

Newcastle Central Station is less than 5 minutes away by foot, with plenty of local buses stopping nearby.

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