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Family

From pre-schoolers to teenagers, and not forgetting parents, there's something for everyone at Life.

Families will find it easy to lose a day exploring everything Life has to offer - we recommend you set aside at least four hours, but many people spend much longer - and it's all included in your admission price!

We also offer occasional special events for families, including extra workshops and activities during school holidays.

 
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CoderDojo Sessions
monthly Next Date: Saturday, 18 March 2017
FREE

A monthly computer coding club for people age 8-17 run by volunteers and hosted by Life Science Centre.

Little Bear Goes North
daily 23 July 2016 - 31 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Little Bear is back for a new adventure.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ – The 4-D Experience
daily 5 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Get ready for an adventure of mammoth proportions – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ – The 4-D Experience

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

Skating and Science Centre Children's Parties
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
£15 per person. 2 adults come free.

Enjoy a skate on the ice and explore Life Science Centre too!

Skating Group Visits
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

Coming in a group of 10 or more? Book in advance to guarantee your slot on the ice.

Ice Skating
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

From November to February, Life is home to the outdoor ice rink on Times Square.

Chuffing Contraptions
daily 14 January 2017 - 31 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

We explore engineering and technology from the industrial revolution to the present day.

Brick History
14 January 2017 - 14 May 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

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

North East LEGO® Landmarks
14 January 2017 - 14 May 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

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

Seeing the Universe in all its light – an exhibition showcasing the ...
daily 21 January 2017 - 26 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

This exhibition showcases the ‘big telescopes family’ – both ground- and space-based instruments – with a focus on the UK’s science and technology expertise and economic benefits.

Is there anybody out there?
daily 10 February 2017 - 31 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Could there be life on other worlds?

Live Skies: Satellites
18 February 2017 - 26 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Enter the planetarium to see the stars and the planets above as they’ll appear tonight.

Making Space: Pingball
20 February 2017 - 24 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

A chance for everyone to come along and make their own ‘Pingball’ game.

Making Space: Scribble Bots
25 February 2017 - 26 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Drop into the Making Space to create your own Scribble Bot.

Pacific Rim 5-D
daily 27 February 2017 - 31 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Without warning monstrous creatures have risen from the sea, attacked cities and threatened mankind.

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

Making Space: Paper Circuits
4 March 2017 - 5 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Drop into the Making Space to make your own paper circuit.

Making Space: Soldering
11 March 2017 - 12 March 2017
£1 per circuit (Science Centre admission applies)

Drop into the Making Space and solder a basic circuit.

Maker Faire UK 2017
1 April 2017 - 2 April 2017

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

Chocolate Workshops
14 April 2017 - 17 April 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Test your taste buds and discover the science behind why we love chocolate so much in our special workshops.

  Dino Jaws
27 May 2017 - 7 January 2018
Included in Science Centre admission

Featuring lifelike moving dinosaurs, Dino Jaws explores the sometimes gruesome and often disgusting subject of dinosaurs and their food.

Curiosity Zone

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.

Making Space

Drop into the Making Space to design, play, weave, construct or create something special!

Live Skies
Included in Science Centre admission

Live planetarium shows led by Life's Science Explainers.

Brain Zone
Included in Science Centre admission

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

Experiment Zone
Included in Science Centre admission

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 any disappointment caused.

Young Explorers' Zone
Included in Science Centre admission

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.

Prehistoric Autopsy Hominins
Included in Science Centre admission

Get up close to our collection of skeletons and full body recreations of Neanderthal, Australopithicus and Homo erectus!

Meet the Scientist
Included in Science Centre admission

Are you interested in finding out what real scientists do? We regularly invite scientists from universities and other organisations to set up stall in our Science Centre for you to drop-in and meet.

Key
TTeens AAdults* FFamilies GGroups CChildren (7-12) YYoung Explorers* UUniforms* SSchools PPre-school
*18+
*Under 7s
*Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides and Scouts