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Marvellous Molecules and Medicine Takeover Day

Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Saturday 29 July
Young boy learning about molecules at Life Science Centre Takeover Day.

Have you ever wondered what goes into medicine and why? How do scientists and chemists develop drugs to treat new diseases? What are molecules and what role do they play in this process?   

On Saturday 29 July, visitors can chat to scientists from Newcastle and Durham Universities, and explore the molecular science behind medicine through fun, hands-on activities.  

All included in your science centre ticket. This event will run in addition to the usual exhibits and activities. 

Included in science centre admission

Adult (age 18 and over) £13.50
Concession (Over 65s, Students, Unemployed) £12.50
Child (age 3 to 17) £10.00
Child (age 2 and under) FREE
Carer FREE

Highlights include:

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Peek down microscopes to uncover the hidden world within our own bodies.

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Get hands-on with modelling kits to explore how different parts of our body interact with different medicines.

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Build your own molecules and explore how different drugs are designed.

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Find out about amazing careers in molecular science and medicine here in the North East.

Supported by

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Durham University Logo
Molecular Sciences for Medicine logo.
Molecular Sciences for Medicine logo.
Newcastle Uni logo
Newcastle Uni logo

Meet the expert series

At Life, we regularly invite scientists and STEM professionals from universities and other organisations to meet and talk with visitors   

It’s a chance for our visitors to ask questions, learn about what different scientists do on a day-to-day basis, how they got into their chosen field, and maybe even help them with their research.

For scientists and STEM professionals, it’s a chance to engage the public with their work, spread knowledge and awareness and perhaps gather some data.  

If you’re a scientist or STEM professional, and interested in getting involved, ask a member of the Life team for details when you’re here, or email  

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

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