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Pre-School Days

Enjoy a day of fun and interactive activities designed especially for you and your little ones.

Little girl looking through coloured glass in Play Zone.

Explore the science centre in a baby-and-toddler-friendly environment.

Pre-school days provide the perfect opportunity for you and your little ones to try new things, make new friends and have lots of hands-on fun.

Enjoy exciting activities that have been developed with children’s physical, cognitive and social skills in mind.

Regular highlights include hands-on play in the Making Studios, a balancing path for adventurous walkers, and an immersive, child-friendly planetarium experience.

Each session is different, so there’ll be new things to try each time you visit – from storytellers and crafters to artists and musicians – keep scrolling for details of specific events.

Toddler climbing in soft play area inside science centre.

See upcoming dates below

Little boy in green jumper playing with clay at Life Science Centre Pre-School Day.
Coming soon
September Pre-School Day
Special ticketed event. Free for members!
Especially for children aged 4 and under
Friday 27 September 9:30am – 3:00pm

It's good to know

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Buggy parking is available on the ground floor of the science centre.

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Lockers are also available to hire from science centre reception.

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Facilities to warm bottles and food are available in Life Café.

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Food and drink suitable for little ones is available to buy from Life Café.

Take a look around

Café and gift shop

Times Square Café inside Life Science Centre food and drink area pack lunch area

Catering for hungry bellies

Food and drink can be purchased from one of our two on-site cafes. Alternatively, you are more than welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

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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.

School children dressed as space rangers in Life Science Centre's Play Zone.


Visit as many pre-school days as you like with annual membership. Whether you want to spend whole days with us or pop in for half an hour while you’re passing, there’s always something new to explore.

Mother and child in Life's creativity zone. The child is wearing ear defenders.


We welcome all our visitors and work hard to make sure our facilities are accessible to everyone.