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Life Science Centre will be closed on Friday 27 April as we set up for Maker Faire UK. Times Square Café will be open as usual.

While the Science Centre is home to Maker Faire UK on 28 - 29 April, our usual programme of exhibitions and shows will not be available.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on Friday 4 May. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

Please note that some areas may be closed from 16 April - 25 May as we get ready for the next big exhibition, Robots - then and now (opens 26 May). 

A couple of our lifts are our of order, we’re working to fix them as soon as possible. Please ask a member of staff if you need assistance.

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Memberships are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 25 May 2018:


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Child (aged 5 - 17)

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Life Science Centre is a great day out for the whole family in Newcastle!

Find out what's on, including things to do for kids and parents, interactive science activities and special events for everyone from pre-schoolers to adults. We add new events all the time so keep checking back if you can't see what you're looking for.
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Maker Faire UK
Highlight - Special Events
The greatest show (and tell!) on Earth.
From 28 April 2018 To 29 April 2018 For all ages
Closed today
Pre-school Day
Special Events
A day for little ones to explore the Centre!
On until 11 September 2018 For Ages 4 and under (and accompanying adults)
Bright Club
Special Events
The thinking person's variety night
On until 6 November 2018 For 18+
CoderDojo Sessions
Special Events
A monthly computer coding club
On until 17 November 2018 For ages 8 - 17
Halloween Late: Bewitching Bots
Special Events
Join us for a killer (robot) party this Halloween.
On 26 October 2018 For Adults
Planetarium show
Little Bear
On until 18 May 2018 For under 7s
Included in your Science Centre ticket
Planetarium show
Naked Eye Astronomy
On until 21 September 2018 For Ages 7+
Included in your Science Centre ticket
Robots – then and now
Coming in May 2018
From 26 May 2018 To 2 December 2018 For all ages
Included in your Science Centre ticket
Science Theatre show
Science Theatre
The Secret World of Gases Show
On until 17 June 2018 For Ages 5+
Included in your Science Centre ticket
Robots: Hopes and Fears
Love Virtually – rise of the sex robots
Special Events
Join us for a lively debate.
On 14 June 2018 For 16+
4D Motion Ride show
4D Motion Ride
On until 30 September 2018 For anyone over 1.2m in height
Included in your Science Centre ticket

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