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Life is a great place to visit with your group!

We offer events and activities for groups of all kinds including after school clubs, sports teams and uniform groups like scouts and guides.

If you're looking for information on birthday parties, please visit our birthday parties page.

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

Little Bear is back for a new adventure.

Edge of Darkness
daily 20 October 2016 - 9 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Explore never before seen areas of space in this fascinating planetarium show, featuring scenes gathered from recent ground-breaking space missions.

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 Rink Exclusive Hire (and optional 4D Motion Ride)
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
£550 per hour (£650 with 4D Motion Ride)

Hire our ice rink for one hour's private skating for up to 100 people.

Ice Skating
12 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

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

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.

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.

Making Space: Costume Making
21 January 2017 - 22 January 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Drop in to the Making Space and make your own superhero (or evil villain!) costume.

  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.

Making Space: Linkages
28 January 2017 - 29 January 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Drop into the Making Space and create a mechanical sculpture.

Making Space: Printing
4 February 2017 - 5 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Drop in to the Making Space and make your own hand printed picture.

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

Could there be life on other worlds?

Making Space: Making Music
11 February 2017 - 12 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Drop in to the Making Space and make some noise!

Making Space: Animation
18 February 2017 - 19 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Drop into the Making Space to create your own short animation.

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.

  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.

Making Space

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

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.

Brownie Science Investigator Badge Days
£11 per child (1 free group leader per 5 children)

Specially tailored visits to help Brownies towards their Science Investigator badges.

Uniform Groups

Science Centre visits and special activities for cubs, scouts, brownies, rainbows & other uniform groups, including science & astronomy badge days.

Brownie Stargazer Badge Days
£11 per child (1 free group leader per 5 children)

Specially tailored visits to help Brownies achieve their Stargazer badge.

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.

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 24 January (Pre-school Day). Sorry for any disappointment caused.

Cub Astronomer Badge Days
£11 per child (1 free group leader per 5 children)

Specially tailored visits to help cubs achieve their Astronomer badges.

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!

Sleepovers
From £30 per child and £8 per adult

Amazing sleepovers for scouting and girl guiding groups.

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.

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.

Guide Science Badge Days
£11 per child (1 free group leader per 5 children)

A workshop to help Guides achieve their science badge.

Beaver Space Badge Days
£11 per child (1 free group leader per 5 children)

Specially tailored visits to help beavers achieve their Space badges.

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