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Science Centre day ticket prices valid from 25 May - 4 September 2019


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Science Sessions: Forensic DNA

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One person £7.50

This event is no longer running

Set aside: 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: ages 13 - 18 
One person £7.50
Set aside: 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: ages 13 - 18  
Event details

Science Sessions are hands-on activities organised for young people aged 13+ who like hands-on science. These are individual events which you can choose to attend as you like, perhaps alone or perhaps with your friends.


Forensic DNA

Our Science Sessions members asked us to include more forensic science in our programme, so here it is! Use a DNA finger print to compare DNA found at the scene of a crime with the DNA of the suspects.  Who dunnit?!
Tickets are available to book online. Booking will close at midnight on the Thursday before each session.
On the day, please head to the main Science Centre reception with your ticket and a member of staff will take you to the lab.​

If something comes up and you can’t make it please let us know so that we don’t delay the start of the session waiting for you! You can email us at or call on 0191 243 8223 up until the Friday before, or call or text Noel on 07786332465 on the weekend.

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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: 2.30pm. End time: 4.30pm
Age Suitability: 13 – 18 yrs
Sorry but late comers may not be admitted.
When booking, please add the name of the person who will attend the session in the Special Attendance Requirements box.
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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