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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

Included in your ticket
Game On 2.0

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.

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 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.

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!

Here's some highlights...
Happy Feet - Mumble's Wild...
Happy Feet - Mumble's Wild Ride Find out more 

Join Mumble and his comical penguin friends in this thrilling, action-packed adventur

Skating@Life Find out more 

From November to February, Life is home to the outdoor ice rink on Times Square.

Matt Ridley Lecture: How...
Matt Ridley Lecture: How New Ideas Emerge Find out more 

Scientist, journalist and author Matt Ridley joins us for a talk to launch his new book ‘The Evolution of Everything; How New Ideas Emerge’.

Robot: a collection of...
Robot: a collection of robot models, cyborgs and androids from TV and ... Find out more 

Get up close to some of the most famous robots.

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