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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

Paranormal or Paranoia? (Tour 2)

Special Events

Key info...

Next Date: Thursday 31 October 2019, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Paranormal or Paranoia (Tour 2) £35.00

Please note, tour 2 will focus on the 18th century Market Keeper's House and 4D Motion Ride.

Tour 1 can be booked at www.life.org.uk/paranormal-tour1

Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: 5 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only) 
Next Date: Thursday 31 October 2019, 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Paranormal or Paranoia (Tour 2) £35.00
Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: 5 hours
Who is it perfect for: Adults (18+ only)  
Please note, tour 2 will focus on the 18th century Market Keeper's House and 4D Motion Ride. Tour 1 can be booked at www.life.org.uk/paranormal-tour1
Event details

Halloween special: first ghost hunt in Life!


The excavation work ahead of Life’s construction revealed a startling discovery: a mass grave. Rumours spread quickly that the site could be a plague pit... Join Life and the team from GHOSTnortheast to learn more about the site’s unnerving history and to take part in the first ever paranormal investigation in the science centre using various tech devices.

Between ghost hunts, parapsychologist Professor Nick Neave from Northumbria University will also present scientific explanations for why you may sense apparitions.


​​​​​​​We have developed two tours that focus on the areas where staff and visitors have reported strange goings-on:

  • Tour 1: Basement and The Shining-esque service corridor.
  • Tour 2: 18th century Market Keeper’s House and 4D Motion Ride.


Please note, this page will allow you to book a place on Tour 2. Only one tour is possible per visit. If you would prefer to book a place on Tour 1, please visit www.life.org.uk/paranormal-tour1

Tickets are restricted to keep groups small (max 12 visitors per group). We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment and pre-booking is essential. Please let us know if you have booked as part of a larger party, but we cannot guarantee that you will be grouped together.

If you have any access requirements please get in touch before you purchase your ticket by calling (0191) 243 8210 (Monday to Friday) so that we can meet your needs. Some of the tour areas include staircases and lifts are not always available.

Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits included. No alcohol or food will be served at this event. Lights will be turned down low, so please bring a torch. Torches will be available to purchase on the night. Ouija boards will not be used at this event.

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.
Start time: 19:00 End time: 00:00
Age Suitability: 18+

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 similar) 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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