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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.

Confiscation Cabinets

Tiny trolls, plastic spiders and yo-yos – it’s amazing what teachers have had to confiscate!

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...
BODY WORLDS Drawing...
BODY WORLDS Drawing Evening: Thursday 25 September Find out more 

Drawing classes in Body Worlds Vital with artist Rachael Allen.

Art and the Dead - Lecture...
Art and the Dead - Lecture Double Bill Find out more 

Join Gail-Nina Anderson followed by Paul Koudounaris as they explore the relationship between art and the dead. Part of the BODY WORLDS Vital programme of events.

BODY WORLDS Drawing...
BODY WORLDS Drawing Evening: Thursday 30 October Find out more 

Drawing classes in Body Worlds Vital with artist Rachael Allen.

CoderDojo Sessions
CoderDojo Sessions Find out more 

A monthly computer coding club for people age 8-17 run by volunteers and hosted by Life Science Centre.

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