We’re an educational visitor attraction in the heart of Newcastle. Start planning your fun-filled day out!
Driving? Times Square Car Park is just around the corner. The sat nav reference for the car park is NE1 4AD (opposite Leonardo Hotel – formerly Jurys Inn). Look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you.
By public transport
Life is located close to Newcastle Central Station with frequent bus routes stopping in front of Times Square on Westmorland Road.
Taking the metro? You can take up to three kids aged 11 and under for free on Metro with an adult ticket.
There are cycle racks in Times Square for you to lock up your bike.
Please note: Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Times Square Car Park
Times Square Car Park is just a few minutes’ walk from the science centre. You can even book your car parking ticket online in advance of your visit.
We welcome all visitors and work hard to make sure our facilities and exhibits are accessible to everyone.
Science centre map
The science centre has several exhibit spaces, a science theatre and planetarium; spread across two floors. View our map to help prepare for a visit.
Café and gift shop
Take home a memento of your visit
A visit to Life wouldn’t be complete without exploring our selection of science kits, toys, books, souvenirs and gifts to suit all ages and budgets.
Explore what's on
There’s so much to see and do at Life, with activities and exhibits for all ages. We also run special events throughout the year, ranging from adult debates to pre-school days.
Explore what's on
Frequently asked questions
You won’t find any hidden charges inside the science centre. Your day ticket gives you access to ALL exhibitions, planetarium and live science shows, the Experiment Zone (ages 7+) and (subject to availability) activities in the Making Studios.
During the festive season, separate admission prices apply to our open-air ice rink.
You are not required to book in advance for our live science shows or planetarium during a normal science centre visit. Show times are listed at the entrance to the science centre and on screens outside the theatre and planetarium.
All science centre activities are filled on a first come first served basis.
Yes. Free WiFi access is available to all of our customers throughout Life Science Centre.
We are able to take cash payments in our café, gift shop and for walk-up ticket sales, however we would ask you to opt for contactless payment whenever possible. We accept all major credit/debit cards except American Express.
Why is contactless payment preferred? We’re a charity and it costs us to process cash. Also from a hygiene perspective, contactless is the safest option.
Life is a great place for groups of all sizes to spend a day! If you’re bringing 20 people or more, it’s best to book in advance.
At Life, we provide exciting, interactive activities and workshops which are designed to inspire and entertain students of all ages and abilities.