Life Science Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Life Science Centre

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

Attraction Information

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  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating icon Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Life Science Centre 's website
0191 243 8210

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


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 

Last Entry

2 hours before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Parking facilities

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

Public transport

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