Essential info
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Life Science Centre will be closed 8 January – 1 February (inclusive) while we make some exciting changes and carry out essential maintenance. Our ice rink and Times Square Café will be open as usual during this time.

The Young Explorers' Zone will close at the earlier time of 3.30pm on Wednesday 6 February. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

Science Centre tickets do not include ice skating. Please purchase skating tickets on arrival. 


Combo tickets for science centre admission and skating are available from 3 December 2018 - 24 February 2019. Please purchase these separately at the Science Centre reception.


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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 24 May 2019:

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)

Purchase skating tickets on arrival

DAY

£28

£11

£6.50

Free

£9

 

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£21

Free

£32

 

Science Sessions: The World's Smallest Electric Railway

Special Events

Key info...

Next Date: Sunday 10 March 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
One person £7.50

Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: ages 13 - 18 
Next Date: Sunday 10 March 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
One person £7.50
Location: Life Science Centre
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.


The World's Smallest Electric Railway


Explore the effects of electromagnetic induction to create a range of kinetic toys. Exercise your engineering and tinkering skills to construct one of the world's smallest working train sets. 

Tickets are available to book online. Booking will close at midnight on the Wednesday 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 sciencesessions@life.org.uk 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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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

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.

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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