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Easter holidays

27 March – 17 April

Family Taking Part In Easter Craft Activity In The Making Studios.

Unleash your creativity to design an egg-cellent Egg-Mobile, delve into the science of how to win an egg rolling contest and much more this Easter!

Plus!  Enjoy thrilling, interactive exhibits in Wow Zone, including the 6-metre-tall ‘Big Machine’! Other highlights include Space Zone, complete with a replica of part of the International Space Station and Play Zone for under-7s. 

A cracking day out, guaranteed!

Family of all ages in Life science centre's planetarium watching a 'Just Look Up'.

Easter holiday highlights

Unleash your creativity and engineering skills with this most egg-cellent Egg-Mobile Challenge – Once your creation is complete, put it through its paces on the Easter Egg Hill. Will it work or will it crack under the pressure? Feel free to take your creation home. 

Egg rolling experiments – Grab a lab coat and explore the science behind the age-old tradition of rolling decorated eggs down grassy banks. Get hands-on and find out what factors influence the speed of eggs (ages 7+).

Wow ZoneGet hands-on with multi-sensory exhibits including light play, dramatic demonstrations controlled by you and the ‘Big Machine’ which stands over six metres tall!

Fun for under-7s – Explore some new additions to Play Zone. Cross bridges over the River Tyne and spot the famous landmarks, including the Angel of the North.

Discover the stars – Blast off into space and experience a tour of the night sky in the Planetarium. Take a look at the different stars, how to find them on your own and be dazzled by a close-up encounter.

Gaia, our planet Earth – be amazed by the seven-metre wide, glowing replica of our shared home, created by British artist Luke Jerram. On the upper level of the science centre, grab an easel and create your own Earth-inspired artwork.

Live Science Show – Is what you see a ‘pigment’ of your imagination? Find out in our mind-boggling show all about colour!

Discovery backpacks – Want to make your visit extra special? See a rainbow indoors, get to know Planet Earth and listen to some noisy toys with our Discovery Backpacks. (Limited availability. £10 refundable deposit required on entry).

Take a look around

Included in your ticket

Family of all ages in Life science centre's planetarium watching a 'Just Look Up'.
On now
Constellation Close Up: Planetarium Show
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 20 minutes
ITV News' Ross Hutchinson presenting an interplanetary weather forecast on Life Science Centre's Sphere.
On now
Cloudy with a Chance of Diamonds: Sphere Show
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 10 minutes
Little Bear is a popular planetarium show for under-7s inside the science centre.
On now
Little Bear: Planetarium Show
Included in science centre ticket
Especially for under-7s
Set aside about 10 minutes
Young visitor enjoying Life Science Centre's trap door exhibit.
On now
Brain Zone
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 30 minutes
Mother And son completing hands-on science activity in Experiment Zone.
On now
Experiment Zone
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ only
Set aside about 30 minutes
Father And Daughter enjoying the colour wall in Hello World
On now
Hello World
Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Set aside about 30 minutes
Toddler climbing in soft play area inside science centre.
On now
Play Zone
Included in science centre ticket
Especially for under-7s
Set aside about 30 minutes
two-visitors-sat-underneath-Gaia-a-large-replica-of-Earth-at-the-entrance-of-the-science-centre
On now
Our Planet Earth – Gaia
Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Set aside about 10 minutes
Life Science Centre visitor wearing a coloured hat and pulling a face in the photo booth.
On now
Creativity Zone
Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Set aside about 30 minutes
Girl Stood Underneath Astronaut Model With Her Face Projected Onto The Screen.
On now
Space Zone
Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Set aside about 1 hour
Two boys working together to assemble a rocket using large bricks in Life Science Centre's Space Zone.
On now
Pop-up Play Stations and Discovery Backpacks
Included in science centre ticket
Especially for under-7s
Set aside about 30 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
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 45 minutes
Adults Enjoying A Craft Making Activity Inside Life Science Centre's Making Studios
On now
The Making Studios
Included in science centre ticket
Age 5+ recommendation
Set aside about 30 minutes
Science Now Hub! Materials
On now
Science Now! Hub: Growing our Future
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 20 minutes
Mother and daughter watching a live science show in Life's theatre.
On now
True Colours Live Science Show
Included in science centre ticket
Age 5+ recommendation
Set aside about 20 minutes
Little boy touching a Millipede during May half-term Zoolab show.
Coming soon
The Minibeast Show
Included in science centre ticket
Suitable for everyone
Monday 27 May – Friday 31 May 2024

Café and gift shop

Catering for hungry bellies

Food and drink can be purchased from one of our two on-site cafes. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

Young girl looking at brightly coloured bouncy balls for sale in Life Science Centre's gift shop.

Take home a memento of your vist

A visit to Life wouldn’t be complete without exploring our selection of science kits, toys, books, souvenirs and gifts to suit all ages and budgets

Family approaching the entrance of Life Science Centre for a fun day out

Getting here

Life is located in Times Square, just a two minute walk form Newcastle Central train and Metro station.

Family entering the science centre underneath Gaia, a large replica of Earth.

Science centre map

View our science centre map to get a feel for what to expect.

Group visits

Life is a great place for groups of all sizes to spend a day and take part in some fun science activities! If you’re bringing 20 people or more, it’s best to book in advance.

Mother and child in Life's creativity zone. The child is wearing ear defenders.

Accessibility

We welcome all our visitors and work hard to make sure our facilities are accessible to everyone.