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Half-term treats (without the tricks) at Life Science Centre

Children can visit Life Science Centre for FREE* this half-term (20 October – 4 November) so all little monsters can enjoy the frightfully good events on offer!

Elin Roberts, Head of Public Engagement at Life, said: “We’ve planned lots of Halloween-themed activities to keep children entertained for a full day out, including Potions workshops for all witch and wizard apprentices.”

Also included in the admission price is the new  live  show How to be an Evil Genius and the 4D Motion Ride Frankenstein: Escape the Monster, where the on-screen action comes to life as you hurtle down a mine railroad as you try to escape! There are also plenty of hands-on activities, including the chance for children to make their own spooky haunted house to take away with them.

If you’re not afraid of the dark, head into our planetarium – the biggest in the North of England – for a show all about planets, called Alien Worlds.

Visitors can also explore an activity trail through the blockbuster exhibition Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, before it leaves Life Science Centre a few weeks later.

With so much to do, Life will open an hour earlier than usual on weekdays during half-term, at 9.00am.

Elin added: “Schools in the North East have different half-term dates this October, but don’t fret, as we’re extending our programme of Halloween-themed activities for two weeks of family fun.

“And with our cauldron-based Potions workshops, it really will be ‘double, double, toil and trouble’ at Life!”

For more information and to book tickets, visit


* One free child admission to Life Science Centre with each full paying adult. Terms and conditions apply – see the website for full details.

**You must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride. Some children may find some scenes in the film scary. We recommend parents and guardians watch the film in advance to make their own judgement on whether this is suitable for the children in their care.

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