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September Home Education Day

Separate admission fees apply
Especially for home educated children
Monday 25 September
School student about to carry out a dissection with assistance of Life Explainer.

Home Education Days have been designed for home educated children to benefit from our curriculum linked workshops which reflect current and relevant STEM themes and topics. Workshops take place in fully equipped real labs or Making Studios where students can expect exciting experiences that cannot be replicated at home. 

On Home Education Days, we do not take school bookings but we are still open to the general public, so although the centre will be quieter than usual, you can still expect to see families with pre school age children.  

Keep scrolling to see upcoming workshops in September… 

Terms and conditions

Enjoy a fantastic day of learning at a Home Education Day.

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.

September workshops

Young school students enjoying a hands-on experiment in Life's education labs..

Who wants to be scientist?

Recommended ages: 5-7 (minimum age 4)
Curriculum link: Working scientifically


Discover how scientists use their senses to study chemicals.

*Please note that this session does include a loud ‘whoosh’ noise at the end; the reaction which produces this will be clearly introduced during the workshop and accommodations can be put in place as needed.


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School children in a laboratory taking part in a practical education workshop inside the science centre.

Discovering Chemistry

Recommended ages: 7-11 (minimum age 7)
Curriculum link: Working scientifically, Chemical Changes, Separation Techniques


Take on the role of a chemist and use real laboratory equipment to identify mystery powders and create new substances.


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Life's climate challenge workshop covers the climate cycle with students. Image shows a parched Earth landscape with dehydrated soil and tree.

A question of climate

Recommended ages: 11-13 (minimum age 11)
Curriculum link: Working scientifically, Carbon Cycles, Chemical Reactions, Human Activity and Climate Change 


Through a series of lab-based activities and demonstrations investigate the chemical reactions behind the carbon cycle.


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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