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

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 2 December 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.

Opening times valid until Sunday 2 December 2018 

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

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


October Half Term opening times, valid from Saturday 20 October to Sunday 4 November

Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm (recommended last entry 4pm)

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

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

Management reserves the right to change opening times when required.

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

Monday - Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 9pm
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.


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 2 December 2018

Monday - Saturday 8am - 6pm

Sunday 10am - 6pm

Bank holidays 8.30am - 6pm (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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April 2018

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