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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 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.

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

Science Centre ticket prices, valid until 25 October 2019


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)













Times Square Car Park

Times Square Car Park is ideally located at the western gateway to Newcastle City Centre on Railway Street, providing 635 parking spaces and two electric vehicle charging points across six levels.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with CCTV in operation and personal assistance available at all times, Times Square Car Park is one of the safest car parks in Newcastle.

It's just round the corner from the Life Science Centre, Newcastle Central Station, Jurys Inn Newcastle and Metro Radio Arena, and a short walk from Eldon Square, The Gate, St James' Park and Newcastle's finest shops, museums, theatres, bars and restaurants.

Sat Nav reference NE1 4AD takes you to Times Square Car Park (opposite Jurys Inn hotel).

The car park office is staffed 24 hours a day, every day except Christmas Day and until 8.00am on Boxing Day, when assistance is available via the intercom buttons located on the payment machines in the level 1 reception area and the entry/exit gates.

Times Square Car Park is owned and operated by the International Centre for Life.

Vehicle height restrictions: 7ft or 2.1m maximum. Limited spaces for taller vehicles outside the main multi-storey car park are also available.

For enquiries about Times Square Car Park, Newcastle, please call (0191) 243 8294 or visit the car park office.

Up to 1 hour £1.40

Up to 2 hours £2.50

Up to 3 hours £3.60 

Up to 4 hours £4.50 

Up to 5 hours £5.50

Up to 6 hours £6.00

Up to 10 hours £6.50

Up to 24 hours £13.00

Did you know: Life Science Centre members get 10% off their daily parking charge in Times Square Car Park, anytime?


Valid from 1 January 2019


Sunday Saver

Park from 8.00am - 8.00pm on Sunday for just £4.00.

Arena Evening Events

Park for £5.00 until 2.00am.
Selected events only. Purchase on arrival.
Did you know: Life Science Centre members get 10% off their daily parking charge in Times Square Car Park, anytime?
Silver Pass
Monday - Friday: £26

Gold Pass
Monday - Saturday: £32

Platinum 5 Day Pass
4 weeks: £95
12 weeks: £260
Annual: £1,040

Platinum 7 Day Pass
4 weeks: £115
12 weeks: £325
Annual: £1,292

Business accounts are available.
Did you know: Life Science Centre members get 10% off their daily parking charge in Times Square Car Park, anytime?

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