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

Life Science Centre

The Centre for Life is an award-winning science centre where imaginative exhibitions, interactive displays and special events promote greater understanding of science and provoke curiosity in the world around us. All exhibitions and activities are included in the price of admission.

It features a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Human Life through three major themes; Our Origins, which looks at human evolution, Our World, which looks at how we cope with extreme environments today, and Our Future, which investigates the scientific challenges and opportunities before us.

Life is home to the biggest planetarium in the North- sit back and prepare for a stunning visual journey. Using state-of-the-art technology to project images onto a 360° domed ceiling, The planetarium is a totally immersive, breathtaking experience.

In the Life Theatre take part in a live science show presented by one Life’s vibrant science explainers. Plus, enjoy the thrills and spills of a state-of-the-art motion simulator  (height restrictions apply.)

From November- February, Life hosts an outdoor ice rink in Times Square.

Opening details: 
Open all year
Price range: 
Adult: £8.25, Child (2-17 years): £6.45,Concession: £7.25,Family: £24.10
Facilities: 
Guide Dogs Permitted
Disabled Accessibility
Accepts major credit and debit cards
Educational Visits Accepted
Road directions: 
Nearest major road is A1(M). Easily reached from the A1M, A69, A184, A1058 and A167. Follow signs for Newcastle Central Station and Metro Radio Arena.
Public transport: 
Nearest station is Newcastle Central Station. Turn left at the station and you will see the Centre straight ahead. From all buses into Newcastle City Centre, head towards Central Station. Life Centre is a 2 minute walk from the station.
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