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The Science Theatre will be closed on Monday 18 June, as we prepare for the new show, Great Geordie Bridges, which opens on Tuesday 19 June. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

Memberships are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 2 December 2018:


Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

Concession (OAP, student or unwaged)













Life is award-winning!

Life Science Centre is a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

The Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme is managed by VisitEngland and, through its network of regional assessors, boasts an incredible reputation for instigating, modifying and shaping change to the customer experience at visitor attractions across England.
In 2017, Life was awarded VisitEngland’s Welcome Accolade. This is awarded to attractions that give visitors a genuinely excellent welcome to their attraction and go the extra mile to ensure their visitors are really well looked after and get the most out of their visit.
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Not-for-profit Organisation of the Year 2016

​​​​​​​The International Centre for Life has been awarded the Not for Profit Organisation of the Year 2016 at the North East Business Awards.

Designed to reward the efforts of North East businesses, the annual awards are sponsored by the North East Chamber of Commerce.

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Industry Green certified

The Centre for Life has achieved Industry Green certification in 2011/12 and is awarded 1 star in recognition of its commitment to managing its carbon footprint and improving its environmental impacts.

Industry Green certification is developed by Julie's Bicycle for music, theatre and the wider creative industries. By achieving Industry Green certification the Centre for Life is joining the UK creative industries' response to climate change and environmental sustainability.

The assessment of the Centre for Life’s carbon emissions covered data from April 2010 to March 2012 and includes emissions from energy, water and waste. This assessment excludes the emissions deriving from audience travel, event logistics, artist travel, staff commuting, catering, concessions and merchandise.

​​​​​​​For more information about Industry Green and Julie's Bicycle please visit

Family Arts Standards

We have signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. As we continue to improve our service for families your views are very important to us – so please let us know if you have a good experience with us or tell us what you’d like us to improve.

​​​​​​​For more information please visit the Family Arts Standards website.

Equality Standard Gold Award

This nationally-acknowledged award is given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in how they approach equality and diversity with employees, customers and stakeholders. For more information please visit the Equality North East website.

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