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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.
Science Speakeasy on Mind Games. Animated lady sat on chair in sims style.
Coming soon
Science Speakeasy: Mind Games
Join us for an evening of lively debate, as a a panel of experts throw the spotlight on gaming and its links to mental health.
Special ticketed event
Adults (18+)
Thursday 18 July, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Fisheye still from The Dark Side of the Moon Planetarium Show.
On now
The Dark Side of the Moon: June Planetarium Shows
Experience Pink Floyd’s iconic album ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ accompanied by stunning visuals in Life’s planetarium.
Special ticketed event
Adults (18+)
Various dates available
Santa and Twinkle the Elf during live science demonstration with hoover.
Coming soon
The Santa Experience
This Christmas enjoy a magical, festive experience that you won’t find anywhere else!
Special ticketed event
Perfect for children aged 3 to 10
Various dates in November and December 2024
Little boy measuring at a Life Science Centre Pre-School Day.
Coming soon
June Pre-School Day
Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly environment, with activities especially for little ones.
Special ticketed event. Free for members!
Especially for children aged 4 and under
Friday 14 June, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Toddler in a white lab coat at Life Science Centre.
Coming soon
July Pre-School Day
Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly, with activities especially for little ones.
Special ticketed event. Free for members!
Especially for children aged 4 and under
Thursday 11 July, 9:30am - 3:00pm
Visitor interacting with sensory wall at a Relaxed Sunday Session inside the science centre.
Coming soon
July Relaxed Sunday Session
Dedicated quiet time for anyone to access and enjoy the science centre, including autistic people and those with other sensory needs.
Included in science centre ticket. Free for members!
Perfect for everyone
Sunday 14 July, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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
Girl Stood Underneath Astronaut Model With Her Face Projected Onto The Screen.
On now
Space Zone
Be inspired by the wonders of the Universe and see how space exploration impacts our everyday lives.
Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Set aside about 1 hour
Mother and daughter watching a live science show in Life's theatre.
Coming soon
The Great North Time Machine Live Science Show
Journey into the past as we explore local inventions that changed the world.
Included in science centre ticket
Age 5+ recommendation
Set aside about 20 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