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See our upcoming special events, alongside our science centre exhibits and activities. 

Father and son enjoying hands-on activity in Life Science Centre's Experiment Zone.
Group of skaters enjoying private hire of Life Science Centre's city centre ice rink.
On now
Ice Skating
Enjoy a whirl on our open-air ice rink. Situated in Times Square, just outside Life, the rink is ideal for ice skaters of all abilities
Separate admission fees apply. Member discounts apply.
For all ages
Saturday 11 November - Sunday 7 January 2024
Three women on ice rink in winter clothing laughing and talking.
Coming soon
Ice Skating 22-24 December
If you're looking for something a little different to do over Christmas, make it one to remember with a festive whirl on our open-air ice rink.
Separate admission fees apply
For all ages
Friday 22 December - Sunday 24 December
On now
Ice Skating with Christmas Planetarium Show
Enjoy a whirl on our open-air ice rink followed by a screening of 'What Santa Sees' in the Planetarium.
Suitable for everyone
Perfect for everyone
Weekdays throughout December
Santa and Twinkle the elf in Life's grotto.
On now
The Santa Experience
This Christmas enjoy a magical, festive experience that you won’t find anywhere else!
Separate admission fees apply
Perfect for children aged 3 to 10
Weekday afternoons in December
Toddler in a white lab coat at Life Science Centre.
Coming soon
February Pre-School Day
Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly, with activities especially for little ones.
Separate admission fees apply. Free for members!
Especially for children aged 4 and under
Tuesday 27 February, 9:30am - 3:00pm
School student about to carry out a dissection with assistance of Life Explainer.
Coming soon
February Home Education Day
Enjoy a fantastic day of learning with curriculum linked workshops and interactive exhibits.
Separate admission fees apply
Especially for home educated children
Tuesday 13 February
Fisheye still from The Dark Side of the Moon Planetarium Show.
Coming soon
The Dark Side of the Moon: March Planetarium Shows
Experience Pink Floyd’s iconic album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ accompanied by stunning visuals in Life’s planetarium.
Separate admission fees apply
Adults (18+)
Various dates available
Overhead shot of santa flying over Newcastle skyline during 'What Santa Sees' planetarium show.
On now
What Santa Sees: Planetarium Show
Children can journey to the North Pole and explore the wonders of What Santa Sees in a captivating new Christmas show.
Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Set aside about 10 minutes
Test your strength and lift yourself up to see the science centre from a different viewpoint on our pulley chairs.
On now
Wow Zone
Get hands-on with exciting exhibits including our 6-metre-tall ‘Big Machine’ and much more.
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 45 minutes

Explore our science centre activities online!

Check out our online activities and resources to see some familiar faces from our team demonstrating fun and educational activities you can try at home.

Conduct your own experiments. Play fun science games. Get creative. Find out about local scientists and the work they do. 

Child Playing Science In The Kitchen