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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.

"This is a gem for anyone of any age."

- Trip Advisor Review

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Get under nature’s skin with this unforgettable exhibition featuring real animals preserved through plastination.

Included in your ticket

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’s planetarium has had a major upgrade and promises you an experience that’s bigger and better than ever.

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...
May Bank Holiday Weekend 2016

Next date: Thursday, 29 April 2066

May Bank Holiday Weekend 2016 Find out more 

Enjoy some animal magic and the NEW Brain Zone. You can also enjoy the planetarium, the Experiment Zone and Young Explorers’ Zone.

Animal Encounters

30 April 2016 - 2 May 2016

Animal Encounters Find out more 

Get up close and personal with a collection of reptiles, arthropods and mammals presented to you by animal expert Jay Gunn.

Making Space: Paper Circuits

30 April 2016 - 2 May 2016

Making Space: Paper Circuits Find out more 

Drop into the Making Space to create a paper circuit.

Blooming Buzzing Confusion:...

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Blooming Buzzing Confusion: Robin Ince Find out more 

What kind of brain does it take to make a comedian? Robin Ince has some theories to share.

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