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February half-term fun!

Saturday 17 – Sunday 25 February 2024

February half-term includes a show with big bangs (pictured) plus new activities in Play Zone.

Enjoy a colour explosion with a NEW live show alongside hands-on activities.

Plus! Escape to the skies in our planetarium, explore some new additions to Play Zone for under-7s and see an awesome rocket show with big bangs and fireballs!

There's loads going on over the holidays!

Family Playing in Life science centre Wow Zone, having hands on fun with the big machine.

February half-term highlights

  • Enjoy big bangs and fireballs in our exciting live Rocket Show, with special guests Wonderstruck
  • Explore some new additions to Play Zone for under-7s. Cross bridges over the River Tyne and spot the famous landmarks, including the Angel of the North.
  • Is what you see a ‘pigment’ of your imagination? Find out in our NEW mind-boggling show all about colour!
  • Make and take home your own colour catcher lantern.
  • Discover breathable bathroom walls to reduce humidity and dragonfly wing-inspired insulation in our new Science Now! Hub exhibition that focuses on innovative nature-inspired materials.
  • Experiment with materials to test how they absorb ultraviolet light to make the best visor for an astronaut’s helmet. 

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.
Coming soon
The Great North Time Machine Live Science Show
Included in science centre ticket
Age 5+ recommendation
Set aside about 20 minutes
Family in Life Science Centre planetarium sitting down to watch new Earth Defenders show.
Coming soon
Earth Defenders: Planetarium Show
Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
From Friday 28 June 2024

Take a look around

Café and gift shop

Catering for hungry bellies

Check out the new look Times Square Café Bar for a selection of tasty drinks and snacks. Don’t forget, Members get discounts! 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.

School student completing puzzle in Life Science Centre's Brain Zone.

School visits

Life offers exciting workshops and science centre visits for school groups from Key Stage 1-4,