Life is an amazing science centre in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne where one ticket gets you everything, making for a great value day out! With hands-on exhibitions and a changing programme of activities throughout the year, there’s always something new to experience.
Wow Zone. Get hands-on with thrilling and interactive exhibits. Explore how to bend beams of light, see yourself in an infrared camera, and operate the 6-metre-tall ‘Big Machine!’.
The biggest planetarium in the north. Using Digistar 7 technology – Life's planetarium system is the most advanced in the region, with state-of-the-art projectors to provide ultra-rich visuals and a truly immersive experience.
Space Zone. Here you can explore inside a mock-up model of part of the International Space Station and watch shows on the Sphere, a digital globe displaying Earth, Moon and planetary satellite imagery.
Making Studios. Where you can create, explore and tinker.
Live theatre shows. Join our science explainers for amazing live science shows full of exciting demos. –
Experiment Zone. Grab a lab coat and do experiments using real tools and materials. Work on your own, in a team, or enlist the help of a friendly science explainer.
Just for under 7s. Play Zone is a fascinating world where younger visitors can create make believe meals and entertain in the mini- kitchen and café and learn to recycle everything (it’s never too early to save the planet!) There are extra pop-up play areas designed especially for our youngest visitors and discovery backpacks to help carers and younger visitors make the most of their visit
Some age restrictions apply. See website for details
From November to February, Life hosts an outdoor ice rink in Times Square, just outside the Science Centre (Separate prices apply)
Life Science Centre in Newcastle is shining a spotlight on the importance of bees in a brand-new hub. ‘Buzzing About Bees’ is the first theme for the new Science Now! Hub, which delves into...Read More
Saturday 12 November marks the arrival of a firm festive favourite in Newcastle when Life Science Centre’s (Life’s) open-air ice rink returns to Times Square. A trip to the outdoor rink is a key...Read More
Some of the UK’s leading names in academia and culture will gather at Newcastle’s Life Science Centre (Life) this month to explore whether catastrophic climate fiction on page and screen actually does more harm...Read More
Life Science Centre (Life) in Newcastle has introduced a one ticket, three visits summer saver for families in the region who are impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. Visitors can purchase one ticket and return...Read More
Life Science Centre, in Newcastle, has been awarded the Gold Standard by The North East Autism Society (NEAS), making it the first visitor attraction to ever receive the award. The award, which was presented...Read More
The International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne has appointed Fiona Cruickshank as Chair of its Board. The announcement follows a Board of Trustees meeting held last Friday , where the appointment...Read More
Life Science Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, is celebrating the announcement that the BBC’s new voice assistant Beeb will learn regional accents and is ready to be tested by the public. The science...Read More
The International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne was honoured by a visit from His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent on 5 March to mark the organisation’s 20th anniversary. Life was officially...Read More
Helen Sharman, Britain’s first astronaut, officially launched the new Space Zone at Life Science Centre in Newcastle, UK, on 29 January 2020. Following an inspirational talk to 200 local school children, the event culminated...Read More
Life Science Centre has announced a new series of events for adults that promises to be bold and daring. The new programme is made up of two strands: Science Speakeasy, evenings of honest and...Read More