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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.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

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

Experiment Zone

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

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.

For safety reasons you have to be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 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.

The Young Explorers' Zone is closed on Thursday 23 April.

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!

Super Cells

Explore the wonder of stem cells, what they are, how they live, and how they can be used in medicine.

Here's some highlights...
Easter 2015
Easter 2015 Find out more 

This Easter there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Life Science Centre. From SpongeBob SquarePants to chocolate workshops.

Maker Faire UK 2015
Maker Faire UK 2015 Find out more 

A two day family-friendly festival of hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Game On 2.0
Game On 2.0 Find out more 

From Sonic to Samus, Mario to Minecraft, Game On 2.0 is the world’s most comprehensive exhibition of computer games from the past 60 years.

Summer Science Camp
Summer Science Camp Find out more 

Join us at Life for Summer Science Camp. At this five day event for 13 to 18 year olds, you will get the chance to do lots of exciting and cool stuff.

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