Essential info
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The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Tuesday 20 February and Friday 23 February. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The lift from the ground floor to the Young Explorers' Zone is currently out of order. Alternative access is possible via a ramp. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We're working to fix it as soon as possible. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

My Tickets

Annual Passes are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre prices until 15 April 2018:


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.

Valid until 15 April 2018

Monday - Saturday 10am – 6pm (recommended last entry 4pm)

Sunday 11am – 6pm (recommended last entry 4pm)


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 Need to Know section at the top of the page), via Facebook and Twitter, and via our regular email newsletters where possible.

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.

Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm

Saturday 8.30am - 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

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