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Life Science Centre is a great day out for the whole family in Newcastle!

Find out what's on whatever your age, including things to do for kids and parents, interactive science activities and special events for everyone from pre-schoolers to adults. Browse the lists below or search by date and/or keyword.

 
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Game On 2.0

From Sonic to Samus, Mario to Minecraft, Game On 2.0 is the world’s most comprehensive exhibition of computer games from the past 60 years.

Experiment Zone

Explore how real science is done; carry out practical experiments using proper tools and materials and meet real-life working scientists.

4D Motion Ride

Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen in our 4D Motion Ride.

For safety reasons you have to be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the Motion Ride.

Planetarium

Life Science Centre is home to the most popular planetarium in Britain, showing a variety of films every day.

Young Explorers' Zone

A hands-on area at Life for under 7s. It’s an exciting, stimulating and safe world where children get to take charge, learn new things and have fun.

The Young Explorers' Zone is closed on Tuesday 7 July. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Curiosity Zone

Are you curious? The Curiosity Zone is a place that gives you the opportunity to think like a scientist, not somewhere that tells you things scientists have already found out.

Science Theatre

Step inside Life’s Science Theatre and take part in a live science show! Shows change regularly and cover all sorts of science themes.

Exhibitions

Life is home to a whole host of exciting exhibitions. They tend to be interactive and hands-on, so don't be afraid to get involved!

Artatomy

A collection of anatomy inspired artworks created by Newcastle University medical students working with artist Rachael Allen.

Events
Here's some highlights...
Mind Change: How Digital...
Mind Change: How Digital Technologies are Leaving Their Mark on our Br... Find out more 

Neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster Professor Susan Greenfield explores the effects of computer use on the brain.

Bright Club Newcastle: 13...
Bright Club Newcastle: 13 July 2015 Find out more 

The thinking person's variety night.

Summer Holidays 2015
Summer Holidays 2015 Find out more 

Fun for all the family at Life Science Centre this Summer.

Pre-school Day: 15...
Pre-school Day: 15 September 2015 Find out more 

These regular events, led by Life's friendly Science Explainers, provide a delightful opportunity for young children to enjoy and explore the Science Centre.

 
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