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 Set aside: 2 hours
 Who is it perfect for:  All ages

Join us for our monthly Relaxed Sunday Sessions - dedicated quiet time for anyone to access and enjoy the science centre, including autistic people and those with other sensory needs. 

Next session: Sunday 11 September, 10.00am - 12noon. 

Explore the science centre with fewer visitors* and less noise, and enjoy relaxed performances in our planetarium and Science Theatre. Find out what's on during your visit. 

Lighting and sound levels will be altered where possible, to accommodate those with sensory needs. For example, hand-dryers in toilets will be turned off for the duration of the session. 
Relaxed Sunday Sessions run from 10.00am – 12.00pm. You are welcome to stay after this time if you wish, but please note that our traditional programme, lighting and sound levels will gradually resume from 12.00pm.

To support your visit... 

  • Ear defenders for both adults and children are available to hire from reception. (£10.00 refundable deposit. Subject to availability).  

  • We also have sensory bags available to hire, which include ear defenders, sunglasses, a range of fidgets and a copy of our visual story. (£20.00 refundable deposit. Subject to availability).  

  • Before you come, and to help prepare for your visit, you can download our and sensory map. These resources will be available at reception when you arrive, too.  

*Numbers for this event are limited. 

Are you a carer?

Carers come free to Life Science Centre. If you're booking online, please add a free Carer ticket to your basket and show proof of carer status at reception on arrival.


Any questions? 

If you have any specific queries ahead of your visit, or if we can provide further support, please let us know by calling (0191) 243 8223 or emailing

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Find out more about accessibility at Life Science Centre. 

Life Science Centre was awarded the Gold Standard by The North East Autism Society (NEAS), making it the first visitor attraction to ever receive the award. Read the article

We’re situated in Newcastle City Centre, with great public transport links and Times Square Car Park just around the corner.
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