Essential info
Please read! 

Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre, Life Meetings and Events and Times Square Café are currently closed. The Life team will miss you! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. In the meantime, stay safe. For any queries, email us: info@life.org.uk

The Science Speakeasy event scheduled for Tuesday 1 December has been cancelled. We're sorry for any disappointment. We hope to reschedule this event at a later date, so if you'd like to hear about that and future events for adults at Life, sign up to our adult events mailing list: life.org.uk/subscribe

Life Science Centre will not be running its outdoor ice rink this year due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Read the full statement >

Due to the Government-imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed.

Science centre ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation
TYPE

Family

Adult (18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£22

£8.25

£4.95

Free

ANNUAL

 

 

 

 

Key info...

This event is no longer running

Set aside: a few hours to explore everything
Who is it perfect for: Ages 4 and under 
Adult £7.50 Aged 4 or under £0.00
Set aside: a few hours to explore everything
Who is it perfect for: Ages 4 and under  
Event details

These regular events, led by Life's friendly Science Explainers, provide a delightful opportunity for young children to enjoy and explore the science centre.


Each session offers a mix of classic activities, such as Piccolo Music workshops, mini-beast handling and a toddler bubble disco alongside new activities, so that every event is different. Access to our hands-on Young Explorers' Zone and special planetarium shows for little ones are also available.

Pre-school days are drop in events so you can arrive and leave when it's convenient for you, but please be aware that spaces in Piccolo Music Workshops are limited and do tend to get booked up quickly.

Please note, Pre-school day tickets will be available to buy on the door on the day of your visit.

Visit often?

Pick up one of our Pre-School Day loyalty cards at reception! Collect a stamp every time you visit and claim your 4th visit FREE!

Please note:

  • For all sessions, we advise that the ratio should be 1 adult to a maximum of 3 children.
  • Adults are responsible for the supervision and safety of the children in their care at all times.
  • As water play is available, we advise adults to bring spare clothes for children.
  • Pre-school days are drop in events so you can arrive and leave when it's convenient for you, but please be aware that spaces in Piccolo Music Workshops are limited and do tend to get booked up quickly. 
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The Experiment Zone is closed on Pre-school Days as this area is only suitable for ages 7+. We restrict access to under 7s for safety reasons. Apologies for any disappointment caused.
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: 09:30am  End time: 3:00pm
 
Age suitability: children aged 4 and under. For all sessions, we advise that the ratio should be 1 adult to a maximum of 3 children. Adults are responsible for the supervision and safety of the children in their care at all times. As water play is available, we advise adults to bring spare clothes for children.
 
Ice rink activities (November to February) are weather dependent and every child must be accompanied by one adult on the ice. There is a small additional cost for rink activities- which is payable on the day.
 
Additional activities such as Piccolo Music workshop must be booked on the day and are subject to availability.
 
The event may be photographed and images used by Life for marketing and PR purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please speak to a member of staff upon arrival.
 
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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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed. Choose a date

Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.


If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.


If you would prefer not to, please opt to ‘buy tickets without donation’ below.


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Pre-school Days
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