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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

Included in your ticket

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...
Mind Magic: Richard Wiseman...

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Mind Magic: Richard Wiseman at Life Find out more 

Spend the evening with the man who has consulted Derren Brown: psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman uses illusions and trickery to reveal the different ways in which our minds can be fooled.

Bright Club Newcastle: 13...

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Bright Club Newcastle: 13 September 2016 Find out more 

The thinking person's variety night.

Pre-school Day: 20...

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Pre-school Day: 20 September 2016 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.

Ugly Animals Roadshow

Saturday, 1 October 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ugly Animals Roadshow Find out more 

Comedy with a conservation twist – a family comedy event that celebrates the world’s most aesthetically challenged endangered species.

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