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Science Centre tickets do not include ice skating. 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:


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)













Opening times

We're open every day including Bank Holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Opening times valid until Monday 7 January 2019 

Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm (recommended last entry 4.00pm)

Sunday 11.00am - 6.00pm (recommended last entry 4.00pm)

Please note the science centre is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Life Science Centre will be closed from 8 January - 1 February 2019 inclusive.

Ice rink opening times valid from 10 November - 23 December 2018

Monday - Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Ice rink opening times valid from 24 December 2018 - 6 January 2019

Christmas Eve 10am - 6pm (booking essential)
New Year's Eve 10am - 6pm (booking essential) 
Every other day 10am - 8pm

Ice rink opening times valid from 7 January - 24 February 2019 inclusive

Monday - Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm

Please note the ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The ice rink is weather dependant, please check website for updates.

The ice rink can be particularly busy on Saturdays. If you are planning on skating with small children, we would recommend visiting outside of this busy period.


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 has separate opening times. See the Experiment Zone page for details.

When to visit

On weekdays during term time we may be busy with school groups; we recommend visitors arrive after 2pm 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.

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 valid until 7 January 2019

Monday - Saturday 8.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm
Bank holidays 8.30am - 6.00pm (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

"Lots to do for all ages, and you can spend the whole day here, so you definitely get your money’s worth!"

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