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Life Science Centre, Newcastle, is a great day out for the whole family in Newcastle upon Tyne! Find out what's on whatever your age, including things to do for kids and parents, interactive science activities for everyone, 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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BODY WORLDS Vital - The Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

An awe-inspiring journey through the human body, celebrating its complexity, beauty and potential, makes its UK debut at the Centre for Life, Newcastle.

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.


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.

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.


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!

Inside DNA

A fascinating exhibition all about you…your health, your identity and your ancestry.

Here's some highlights...
Skating@Life Find out more 

From November to February, Life is home to the outdoor ice rink on Times Square.

Christmas Holiday Fun at Life
Christmas Holiday Fun at Life Find out more 

Enjoy a day of festive fun including the amazing 4D Motion Ride, Night at the Toy Store.

Christmas Eve Ice Skating 2014
Christmas Eve Ice Skating 2014 Find out more 

Our open air ice rink is a great festive day out for kids and adults alike, especially if you visit on Christmas Eve! Pre-booking is recommended for skating on Christmas Eve only.

Wildlife Photographer of...
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Find out more 

The world famous Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition returns to Life.

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