Essential info
Please read! 

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our online ticketing. If you have any issues, you can buy science centre tickets on arrival at reception. Skating and event tickets can still be purchased online.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Friday 22 and Thursday 28 November, and will close at the earlier time of 5.00pm on Monday 25, Friday 29 and Saturday 30 November. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our online ticketing. If you have any issues, you can buy science centre tickets on arrival at reception. Skating and event tickets can still be purchased online.

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

Science Centre ticket prices, valid from 26 October 

TYPE

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£31

£12

£10

£7.50

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

Opening times

Life Science Centre is open seven days a week, including bank holidays (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years' Day).


Please note, on weekdays during term time we may be busy with school groups; we recommend visitors arrive after 2.00pm for a quieter experience.

​​​Valid until 23 February 2020

Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 11.00am - 6.00pm


Recommended last entry: 4.00pm

Valid from 9 November - 5 January 2020

10.00am - 9.00pm every day.*


​​​​​​​Valid from 5 January - 23 February 2020

10.00am - 7.00pm every day.


(Occasionally we may close the ice rink early for private bookings or if the rink has reached capacity.)


*Excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Times Square Café opening times

Times Square Café is accessible from Times Square - you don't need a science centre ticket to enjoy a drink, snack or hot meal.


Opening times

Monday - Friday 8.00am - late
Saturday 8.30am - late
Sunday 10.00am - late


Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Breakfast is served until 11.30am. Lunch is served from 11.30am - close.

Pick up a Starbucks loyalty card to get your 9th tall drink free!

Life Café

Life Café is situated inside the science centre and is open from around 11.00am - 5.00pm on weekends and school holidays only. Please note, we occasionally close Life Café early at quiet times. If this is the case you can still pick up a meal or snack from Times Square Café.

Find out more about our cafés

Events

Many of our special events, including adult events and pre-school days, have their own opening times and event details. Find your event in our What's On section for more information and online booking where available.

Please note, the Experiment Zone and Making Studios have separate opening times. 

When to visit

On weekdays during term time we may be busy with school groups; we recommend visitors arrive after 2.00pm for a quieter experience.

​Life’s school holiday dates reflect those given by Newcastle City Council.

​Closures and changes to opening times

Outside of peak times we occasionally have to close areas of the science centre for routine maintenance or special events. We share information about planned closures on our website (look out for the Essential Info section at the top of the page), via Facebook and Twitter, and via our regular email newsletters where possible.

​​​​​​​Management reserves the right to change opening times when required.

"I have to give praise to the staff in the Times Square Café, they were very helpful. The soup was amazing and the prices were really good. I will definitely spread the word and be recommending you every opportunity I get."

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