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New Year's Eve 2017 Science Centre Takeover

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This event is no longer running

Set aside: 5 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults Age restriction: 18+ only
Set aside: 5 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults  Age restriction: 18+ only
Event details

This event has been cancelled. Sorry for any disappointment caused. Please see our What's On page for other upcoming events for adults.

​Why should the kids have all the fun? Life Science Centre transforms into an adults-only playground this New Year’s Eve as we kiss goodbye to 2017 with a party to remember.

£29.50 per person, Early Bird offer £25.50 
Book before 30 September to take advantage of the Early Bird offer!

18+ only

Where else can you dance with dinosaurs, literally shake your body on a festive 4D ride and head for the heavens in a planetarium? There’ll be music, performers who glow in the dark and bongo drums. And of course, delicious scran and beverages (science-inspired or otherwise) to keep your energy levels up while you’re propelled into 2018.

Highlights include:

  • Dinosaurs! Hang out with some prehistoric beasts in Dino Jaws from the Natural History Museum.
  • Feel good festive 4D! Hop aboard The Polar Express 4D Motion Ride – you’ll be a believer by the end!
  • Bright lights, big city! Watch out for the luminous glow performers and pop into the planetarium for a visual shot of kaleidoscope colour.
  • Play! Have fun in the Brain Zone (drinking-fountain toilet anyone?) and get creative in the Curiosity Zone
  • Music! Catch some ‘glass music’ on arrival with Brendan Murphy, enjoy the big sound of Bongo Sean as we gear up for the New Year – and  there’ll be dance beats throughout the night.
  • Yum! Take your pick from the British street food menu and grab a drink from the various stations including the cosy cocktail lounge and pop-up bar. Science-inspired tipples and old favourites are available to buy.*

*Drinks are not included in the ticket price. One item from the street food menu is included – additional items are available to buy.  

Terms & Conditions
Please use the Life Science Centre entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.
Start time: 8pm. End time: 1am.
Age Suitability: 18+
Drinks are not included in the ticket price.
Only alcohol purchased from Life Meeting & Events can be consumed on the premises.
Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the Terms and Conditions as set out on the Life website.
It is your responsibility to check, prior to purchase, that the information you have supplied to us in respect of your online ticket requirements is accurate. We are only responsible for issuing online tickets in accordance with the information you provide. Once purchased, the date for which your ticket has been purchased cannot be changed. Payments for tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only valid for the date stated upon them. 
On arrival at Life, the following will be required:
•    Appropriate proof of entitlement to any discounted ticket rate claimed (such as NUS card or Annual Pass card) for each person to be admitted under the ticket. You may be asked to pay the full admission price or refused entry in the instance of proof not being available.
•    The name and booking reference number (provided at the time of purchase).
No online ticket may be resold without the prior written consent of Life. If any person attempts to enter Life with a ticket that has been resold without Life’s written consent, Life may refuse entry and no compensation is payable to that person by Life.

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