Essential info
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Please be aware there is building work being carried out within the science centre but we are still open for business. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Life Science Centre will be closed 7-10, 13-17 and 20-24 May to get ready for the exciting new exhibition Game On 2.0 which opens on 25 May. The centre will be open 11-12 and 18-19 May and will re-open fully on 25 May. The pre-school day scheduled for 21 May will no longer be running. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day 3 - 5 June. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

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

Kids go FREE until 6 May 2019. Use code KIDSFREE at checkout. 

Terms and conditions apply, see www.life.org.uk/terms-and-conditions for more info


Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 6 May 2019:

TYPE

Adult (aged 18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

Concession (OAP, student or unwaged)

DAY

£11

£6.50

Free

£9

ANNUAL

£39

£21

Free

£32

Opening times

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

 

Life Science Centre will be closed 7 May-10 May, 13-17 May and 20-24 May to get ready for the exciting new exhibition Game On 2.0 which opens on 25 May. The centre will be open 11-12 and 18-19 May and will re-open fully on 25 May.


Please note, on weekdays during term time we may be busy with school groups; we recommend visitors arrive after 2pm for a quieter experience.

 

Valid until Monday 6 May 2019

Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am - 5.00pm
(recommended last admission: 3.30pm)


Just want to see Museum of the Moon?
Buy a 'Museum of the Moon only' ticket at a discounted price. Tickets are available from 2.00pm weekdays and 4.00pm weekends.

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May closure

​​​​​​​Life Science Centre will be closed 7 May-10 May, 13-17 May and 20-24 May to get ready for the exciting new exhibition Game On 2.0 which opens on 25 May. The centre will be open 11-12 and 18-19 May and will re-open fully on 25 May.

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

"Excellent value for money, we could have stayed longer as there's so much to do. The children and adults in our party thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Staff were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable."

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