Essential info
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Life Science Centre will be closed on Friday 27 April as we set up for Maker Faire UK. Times Square Café will be open as usual.

While the Science Centre is home to Maker Faire UK on 28 - 29 April, our usual programme of exhibitions and shows will not be available.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Friday 4 May. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

Please note that some areas may be closed from 16 April - 25 May as we get ready for the next big exhibition, Robots - then and now (opens 26 May). 

A couple of our lifts are our of order, we’re working to fix them as soon as possible. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

My Tickets

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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 25 May 2018:

TYPE

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)

DAY

£24

£8

£6

Free

£7

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£21

Free

£32

Key info...

Next Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Adult £7.50 Aged 4 or under £0.00

Upcoming dates: 26 Jun 2018 & 11 Sep 2018
Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: a few hours to explore everything
Who is it perfect for: Ages 4 and under 
Next Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Adult £7.50 Aged 4 or under £0.00
Location: Life Science Centre
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 show, Little Bear, is 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.

For a flavour of what goes on at pre-school days, check out the pre-school day posts on our blog.

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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