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Please note that some areas will be closed from 5 September – 25 October (inclusive) as we get ready for the launch of the new Space Zone (opens 26 October). Prices have been reduced to reflect this.

The 4D Motion Ride has been a firm favourite for visitors of all ages since Life Science Centre opened nearly 20 years ago. However, as the science centre continues to grow and evolve, it is time to retire this popular attraction to make space for something new – so make sure you visit by 25 October 2019 if you want to enjoy one final thrilling ride! Life would like to hear from visitors what they’d like to see replace the 4D Motion Ride, so please send your ideas to info@life.org.uk. Also, don’t forget to check out the science centre’s newest exhibition Space Zone from 26 October 2019 to explore the wonders of the Universe and discover how space exploration impacts our everyday lives.

My Tickets

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

Science Centre ticket prices, valid until 25 October 2019

TYPE

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

Adult (aged 18+)

Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£24

£8

£7

£6

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

New Year's Eve Skating

Skating

Key info...

31 December 2019 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Skate Adult (aged 18+) £10.00Skate Child (aged 5-17) £7.50Skate Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged) £9.00Skate Child (aged 4 & under) £3.00Skate Family (2 adults & 2 children) £27.00Skate Family (1 adult & 3 children) £27.00

Booking recommended.

Location: Times Square, Newcastle
Set aside: approximately one hour (includes time to fit skates)
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
31 December 2019 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Skate Adult (aged 18+) £10.00Skate Child (aged 5-17) £7.50Skate Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged) £9.00Skate Child (aged 4 & under) £3.00Skate Family (2 adults & 2 children) £27.00Skate Family (1 adult & 3 children) £27.00
Location: Times Square, Newcastle
Set aside: approximately one hour (includes time to fit skates)
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
Booking recommended.
Event details

Fancy a skate on New Year's Eve?


Start your New Year's celebrations early with skate on our open air ice rink. It's a great way to blow away those Christmas cobwebs for a fresh new start!

Upgrade to attend our New Year's Eve party 

We’ve got the Christmas period all wrapped up with a festive take-over in the science centre and outdoor skating. Upgrade your New Year's Skate ticket to a Super Saver to visit the science centre while you're here and make a day of it.

Start the party early - and wear the kids out - at our New Year's Eve family special in the science centre.

  • Open air ice rink.
  • Winter skies in the Space Zone.
  • Christmas coding and crafts in the magical Making Studios.
  • Experiments and demos with a festive twist.
  • Bubble disco and fancy dress competition.

​​​​​​​Please note: Super Saver tickets are not available to buy online. Tickets can be upgraded to Super Saver tickets when you arrive at Life Science Centre.
Visit our Skating page for general information on our outdoor ice rink in the centre of Newcastle.

Read our skating safety information to make your visit enjoyable and fuss free >
Terms & Conditions
Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE4 7AD.
 
Terms and conditions
 
  • Sessions last for approximately one hour.
  • Tickets are valid for the time and date only and are non- transferable or refundable. Late comers will not be admitted.
  • Booking/time slot applies to named parties only; if additional friends/family accompanies you on the day, they will have to join the queue. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee there will be space for additional skaters on the day.
  • Sometimes we have to close the rink because of bad weather. If this happens, we will do our very best to reschedule your visit to a date of your choice; sorry but no refunds will be given. 
  • Skates are provided; you are welcome to use your own skates but we can’t offer a discount if you do.
  • Children aged 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice rink.
  • As little ones aged 4 and under need more supervision, adults should have no more than TWO children of this age with them on the ice.
  • Children aged 12 and under must be supervised by an adult (adults can watch from the viewing platform if they prefer).
  • As space on the viewing platform is limited, it is reserved for parents and guardians supervising their children.
  • Sorry but if you leave the rink and hand in your skates, you will have to buy another ticket to skate again.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse entry.
Your use of and purchase of tickets is governed by the Terms & 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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