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Until Friday 4 February 22


Light up your winter in the science centre.  Enjoy an array of hands-on activities, luminous live shows,  magical light play and festive experiments. Be wowed by Gaia – a great, glowing replica of planet Earth and explore the Play Zone for under 7s. 

 

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What's on at Life this Winter

Life Science Centre is a fantastic family day out in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There's so much to see and do here, with activities and exhibits for all ages. Here’s just a snapshot of what you can enjoy, with full details below! 

  • Lumiere live show: Explore things that sparkle and glow in this beautiful live show.

  • Magical Light Play in the Making Studios: Experiment with magical creations that capture and project light.   

  • Experiment Zone: Extract DNA from the humble festive sprout.  

  • Christmas pop-up science: Impress friends and family with festive challenges – untangle yourself from the tinsel, step through a Christmas card and try some clever cutlery balancing!  

  • Lantern trail: Follow our glowing lantern trail around the centre and see how many you can find. 

  • Space Zone: Launch your own rocket; be the boss in Mission Control and check out how astronauts poo in space. Explore the planets and night skies in the North’s biggest planetarium and see our Earth in whole new light with the stunning digital globe Sphere.  

  • Gaia created by British artist Luke Jerram: It’s wowed audiences across the globe and now you can wonder at this mesmerising and massive recreation of planet Earth.   

  • LEGO® creations built by pro LEGO® artists: Be inspired to get building! Highlights include a 1.5m model of The LEGO Movie’s Space UniKitty and a steampunk submarine– the handiwork of Warren Elsmore – and Stephenson's Rocket locomotive, by local artist Steve Mayes. 

  • Pop-up play stations. Create a rocket, get measuring  and build your own giant marble run to explore how balls roll. 
  • Discovery backpacks. See a rainbow indoors, explore Planet Earth or hear some noisy toys. Grab your bag from reception to help your little ones explore Life.   

  • NEW Play Zone. Explore a fascinating world designed just for little ones where they can have fun and learn while they’re at it! They can create make believe meals and entertain in the mini- kitchen and café - and learn to recycle (it’s never too early to save the planet!). There’s magical light play, a chance to build creations and delve into soft play.

Everything is included in the price of your ticket, so you can start planning your fun-filled day out today. Dig deeper into what’s on at Life below…

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Visitor feedback "This is a fantastic family day out with something for everyone. Myself and my husband enjoyed it all, and there was something for all three of our children too. We took our own food and ate in the picnic area, as we spent 5 hours here!"

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