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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.

"I've been coming here since I was little, it's always changing so there's always a reason to come back. Great day out, I'm 21 now and I still want to go back!"

- Trip Advisor Review

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From the creator of the world-renowned BODY WORLDS exhibitions, anatomist, Dr Gunther von Hagens presents ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, an unforgettable way to learn more about animal science.

NEW Brain Zone lets you understand what’s going on inside your head through exciting, fun activities and exhibits.

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

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 must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride.

Life Science Centre is home to the North’s biggest and best planetarium.

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.

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.

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!

Here's some highlights...
Slime Workshops

22 October 2016 - 30 October 2016

Slime Workshops Find out more 

It’s October Half Term again and at Life that means slime! Come along and plunge into our squelchy, squidgy slime workshop.

Making Space: Halloween...

29 October 2016 - 30 October 2016

Making Space: Halloween Lanterns Find out more 

Halloween is the time for spooks and ghouls; come along and make a lantern to scare them all away.

Friday Night Life –...

Friday, 28 October 2016, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday Night Life – alternative night out for adults Find out more 

At this event, confront your phobias with Jay Gunn and his mini zoo of animals that traditionally inspire fear. Enter the dark, mysterious planetarium for some spine tingling horror shorts.

Professor Peter Higgs ‘in...

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Professor Peter Higgs ‘in conversation’ at Life Find out more 

A rare opportunity to hear one of the giants of modern science - Nobel Prize winning Professor, Peter Higgs. Peter will be in conversation with science writer and commentator Graham Farmelo.

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