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Relaxed Sunday Sessions

Enjoy dedicated quiet time for anyone to access and enjoy the science centre, including autistic people and those with other sensory needs.

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

Explore the science centre with fewer visitors and less noise, and enjoy relaxed performances in our planetarium and Science Theatre. Find out what’s on during your visit.

Lighting and sound levels will be altered where possible, to accommodate those with sensory needs. For example, hand-dryers in toilets will be turned off for the duration of the session.

Relaxed Sunday Sessions run from 10.00am – 12.00pm. You are welcome to stay after this time if you wish, but please note that our traditional programme, lighting and sound levels will gradually resume from 12.00pm.

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Watch our accessibility video

Sessions take place on the second Sunday of each month. Upcoming dates below

Visitor interacting with sensory wall at a Relaxed Sunday Session inside the science centre.
Coming soon
March Relaxed Sunday Session
Included in science centre ticket. Free for members!
Perfect for everyone
Sunday 10 March, 10:00am – 12:00pm

To support your visit

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Ear defenders are available to hire

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Sensory bags are available to hire

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Visual story and sensory map

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Carers come free

Take a look around

Café and gift shop

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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

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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.

We won GOLD for accessibility and inclusion

Life won Gold in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award category at the North East Tourism Awards 2023. The award category category specifically recognises those who make significant efforts to accommodate and welcome visitors with disabilities and additional needs, ensuring they have an enjoyable and comfortable experience.

GOLD Accesible Inclusive Tourism Award