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April Home Education Day

Special ticketed event
Especially for home educated children
Friday 19 April, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Father and daughter completing experiment with test tube at Life Science Centre Home Education Day.

Aimed at young learners aged 5-14, this day gives Home Educated children the opportunity to enjoy a day of exciting, exclusive learning activities and workshops.

Our Home Education Days take place in fully equipped labs or our Making Studios and provide the opportunity for children to work like scientists, taking part in our curriculum-linked workshops, which reflect current and relevant STEM themes and topics.

We do not take school bookings on Home Education Days, so while we are still open to the general public, the centre will be quieter than usual.

The theme of April’s workshops is Science in ActionKeep scrolling for further details… 

Terms and conditions

Enjoy a fantastic day of learning with other home educators.

Ticket prices

Combined workshop and science centre visit £10.00
Under 11s must be accompanied by a parent in workshops. One adult comes free with every paying workshop attendee. If there are more adults coming along, additional tickets can be purchased for £13.50 each.
All workshops cost £10.00 per child and include a science centre visit. Sorry, but no membership discounts apply. Children not attending workshops pay normal science centre admission prices.
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children younger than 4 in our workshops for health and safety reasons.
Children who are participating in the 11–14-year-old workshops can attend unaccompanied, however parents/carers must stay in the centre and provide contact information so that they can be reached if necessary.

April workshops

Students Will Learn About Astronauts Living In Space On This Workshop.

Living in Space

Recommended ages: 5-7 (minimum age 4)
Curriculum link: Space, Uses of Materials


Learn about life on board the International Space Station and follow astronaut Space Ted through their day. 


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Students will explore the beauty and wonder of light, such as these multi-coloured ultra violet rays on this schools' workshop.

Light Fantastic

Recommended ages: 7-11 (minimum age 7)
Curriculum link: Working Scientifically,  Light


Use an array of optical devices to explore the beauty and wonder of light. 


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Wind Turbines are a topic covered on Life's journey of electricity schools' workshop.

Generating Electricity

Recommended ages: 11-14 (minimum age 11)
Curriculum link: Working Scientifically, Electricity (Current and Static), Human Impact on Climate


Discover the science behind how electricity is generated. 


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Getting here

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

Driving? Times Square Car Park is just around the corner. The sat nav reference for the car park is NE1 4AD (opposite Leonardo Hotel – formerly Jurys Inn). Look out for Centre for Life and/or Times Square Car Park signage to direct you.

Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP