Enjoy dedicated quiet time for anyone to access and enjoy the science centre, including autistic people and those with other sensory needs.
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.
See upcoming sessions.
Take a look around
Café and 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
Life is located in Times Square, just a two minute walk form Newcastle Central train and Metro station.
Science centre map
View our science centre map to get a feel for what to expect.
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.
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.