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Spotlight on…Our Earth

Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Saturday 13 July 2024
Mother And child stood looking up at Gaia, Life Science Centre's replica of planet Earth.

We’re putting the focus on “Our Earth” in the latest in our series of Spotlight On events. 

During this special one-day event, we will be lifting the lid on how North East scientists and engineers are using exciting and innovative methods to learn about our planet’s history and its future. 

Scientists from the universities of Newcastle, Durham and Northumbria will share their knowledge and answer questions, and there will be a range of hands-on activities to enjoy. 

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) £14.25
Concession (Over 65s, Students, Unemployed) £13.25
Child (age 3 to 17) £10.50
Child (age 2 and under) FREE
Carer FREE

Highlights include:

World icon.

Touch a thousand-year-old stalactite and discover how they inform us about our planet’s history

Wave icon.

See vomited oil from seabird stomachs and learn what this tells us about life in the Southern Ocean

Poo icon.

Get hands on with chromatography experiments – the same technique scientists use on fossilised reindeer poo!

Cake icon.

Discover some similarities between the earth and cake!

This event is supported by our partners

Durham University Logo
Durham University Logo
Northumbria University Logo
Northumbria University Logo
Newcastle Uni logo
Newcastle Uni logo

Spotlight on 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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