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Please note that some areas will be closed from 5 September – 25 October (inclusive) as we get ready for the launch of the new Space Zone (opens 26 October). Prices have been reduced to reflect this.

The 4D Motion Ride has been a firm favourite for visitors of all ages since Life Science Centre opened nearly 20 years ago. However, as the science centre continues to grow and evolve, it is time to retire this popular attraction to make space for something new – so make sure you visit by 25 October 2019 if you want to enjoy one final thrilling ride! Life would like to hear from visitors what they’d like to see replace the 4D Motion Ride, so please send your ideas to info@life.org.uk. Also, don’t forget to check out the science centre’s newest exhibition Space Zone from 26 October 2019 to explore the wonders of the Universe and discover how space exploration impacts our everyday lives.

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Science Centre ticket prices, valid until 25 October 2019

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Adult (aged 18+)

Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

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£24

£8

£7

£6

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£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

Science Sessions: Thermoelectric Power

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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  
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Are you aged between 13 and 18? Want to explore what you can really do with science? Life’s hands-on sessions for teenagers include a ‘no boring stuff’ guarantee!


Whether you take part alone or with friends, you’re guaranteed to meet like-minded people, learn something new and have fun.

Thermoelectric Power

Can you turn waste heat into a power source for your mobile phone?

A lot of energy is lost as heat in many domestic and industrial processes. What if there was a way to harness that energy to generate electricity? Could this be the power source for future spacecraft?
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Explore how something called the Peltier chip could utilise this wasted power as you put one at the heart of a thermoelectric generator. Will it be able to work as an effective mobile phone charger?

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.

Want to hear more about upcoming sessions? Sign up to the Science Sessions newsletter.

Please use the Life Science Centre main entrance on Times Square. Parking is available nearby at Times Square Car Park. Postcode for Sat Nav: NE1 4AD.

Start time: 2.30pm. End time: 4.30pm

Age Suitability: 13 – 18 yrs   

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