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Our reopening plans are hatching soon! Sign-up to our newsletter at to be among the first to find out.


Members will not lose out during this lockdown closure, with the renewal date of all memberships automatically extended to cover the days that Life is closed.


For science centre enquiries, or for information regarding educational bookings, please email

To contact a member of our Meetings and Events team, please email

My Tickets

We're reopening on the 1st August with the new Brick Dinos exhibition. The rest of the science centre will remain closed.

Brick Dinos ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation


Adult (18+)

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 easy access to city centre shops and amenities. 635 parking spaces and two electric vehicle charging points are available across six levels.

Times Square Car Park is one of the safest car parks in Newcastle:  open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with CCTV in operation and 24-hour assistance available via intercom.
Sat Nav reference NE1 4AD takes you to Times Square Car Park (opposite Jurys Inn hotel).

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.

Keeping you and our staff safe during the Coronavirus crisis

To maintain safety standards, we have amended some of our normal practices including:

  • Whilst in the car park, it’s important you remember and follow all the advice given by the Government inclusive of any Public Health guidance at this time.
  • We ask and encourage you to observe social distancing in all areas, including lifts, by respecting the 2m rule. To remind you, we’ve installed signs in key locations in the car park. 
  • Two people maximum, facing away from each other, can use the lifts at any given time.
  • We have increased the frequency of cleaning procedures, including enhanced cleaning for particularly busy areas (eg payment machines). 
  • Payment is by card only.   

For enquiries about Times Square Car Park, Newcastle, please call (0191) 243 8260 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?

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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Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.

If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.

If you would prefer not to, please opt to ‘buy tickets without donation’ below.

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