Essential info
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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.

My Tickets

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

Science Centre ticket prices, valid until 25 October 2019

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

£24

£8

£7

£6

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 from 5 September - 25 October 2019

Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm

Recommended last entry: 3.00pm


Valid from 26 October - 23 February 2020

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

Recommended last entry: 4.00pm

Please note: During weekdays in October half-term (28 October - 1 November inclusive) we will open at the earlier time of 9.00am.

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 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

Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 5.00pm


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

"This is a fantastic family day out with something for everyone. Myself and my husband enjoyed it all, and there was something for all three of our children too. We took our own food and ate in the picnic area, as we spent 5 hours here!"

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