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We’re an award-winning, family friendly visitor attraction where you can discover amazing things about science, and have loads of fun doing it!

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Getting here

Life is located in Times Square, just a two minute walk from Newcastle Central train and Metro station.

By car

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.

Useful info

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Times Square Car Park is located just a few minutes walk from Life Science Centre.

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.

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We welcome all visitors and work hard to make sure our facilities and exhibits are accessible to everyone.

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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

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Catering for hungry bellies

Food and drink can be purchased from Times Square Café Bar. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

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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.

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

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Frequently asked questions

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Group visits

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.

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School visits

At Life, we provide exciting, interactive activities and workshops which are designed to inspire and entertain students of all ages and abilities.