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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.

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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
July Relaxed Sunday Session
Included in science centre ticket. Free for members!
Perfect for everyone
Sunday 14 July, 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.

Accessibility and inclusion awards

At Life, we work hard to create a great visitor experience for everyoneWe have won several awards for these efforts, including a Gold+ award from North East Autism Society and a Gold Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award.

Accessibility and inclusion award wins