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Life Science Centre is a great day out for the whole family in Newcastle!

Find out what's on whatever your age, including things to do for kids and parents, interactive science activities and special events for everyone from pre-schoolers to adults. Browse the lists below or search by date and/or keyword.

"I've been coming here since I was little, it's always changing so there's always a reason to come back. Great day out, I'm 21 now and I still want to go back!"

- Trip Advisor Review

Included in your ticket

Brick History is a journey into over 50 of the most pivotal moments in world history – recreated in LEGO® bricks.

See LEGO® versions of some of your favourite North East landmarks created by local LEGO® builder Steve Mayes.

Brain Zone lets you understand what’s going on inside your head through exciting, fun activities and exhibits.

Explore how real science is done; carry out practical experiments using proper tools and materials and meet real-life working scientists.

The Experiment Zone will be closed on Tuesday 28 February (Pre-school Day). Sorry for...

Experience every twist, turn, high and low as your seat moves in time to the 3D action on screen in our 4D Motion Ride.

The 4D Motion Ride will be closed on Tuesday 28 February (Pre-school Day). Sorry for...

*For safety reasons, you must be at least 1.2 metres in height to use the 4D Motion Ride.

Life Science Centre is home to the North’s biggest and best planetarium.

A hands-on area at Life for under 7s. It’s an exciting, stimulating and safe world where children get to take charge, learn new things and have fun.

Are you curious? The Curiosity Zone is a place that gives you the opportunity to think like a scientist, not somewhere that tells you things scientists have already found out.

Step inside Life’s Science Theatre and take part in a live science show! Shows change regularly and cover all sorts of science themes.

Life is home to a whole host of exciting exhibitions. They tend to be interactive and hands-on, so don't be afraid to get involved!

Here's some highlights...
Friday Night Life –...

Friday, 24 February 2017, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Friday Night Life – alternative night out for adults Find out more 

Experience mind-blowing fractals in the planetarium and experiment on yourself and others in the Brain Zone.

Pre-school Day: 28 February...

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Pre-school Day: 28 February 2017 Find out more 

These regular events, led by Life's friendly Science Explainers, provide a delightful opportunity for young children to enjoy and explore the Science Centre.

Maker Faire UK 2017

1 April 2017 - 2 April 2017

Maker Faire UK 2017 Find out more 

Maker Faire, a celebration of creation, crafts and cool stuff, takes place from 01 - 02 April 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Bright Club Newcastle: 2...

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Bright Club Newcastle: 2 May 2017 Find out more 

The thinking person's variety night.

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