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Opening Times

Science Centre

Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 3:00pm (recommended last entry 1:00pm)

Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm (recommended last entry 3:00pm)

The science centre and Times Square Café will be closed from 8 January to 2 February inclusive for essential maintenance and team training.

Ice Rink (until Sunday 7 January)

Monday – Sunday: 9:30am till late


Mother and son completing a hands-on making activity at Life Science Centre.

Monday – Sunday: 9:30am – late

Useful information

Ticket prices

Whether you’re planning a weekend day-trip activity or a holiday treat, there’s lots to explore and do. Buy a ticket, and everything’s included.

Getting here

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

Parking info

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.

Where to eat and drink

Food and drink can be purchased from one of our two on-site cafes. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own packed lunch.