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Address: Bioscience Centre Times Square Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
Phone Number: +44 191 243 8200
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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For a great day out in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life...

For a great day out in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life Science Centre with exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North of England! We’re an award-winning Science Centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. Our programme changes regularly so there’s always a new reason to visit. And remember - everything is included in the price of admission.Life is an educational charity; we do not receive public funding. All money raised from ticket prices helps us achieve our charitable objectives - to get people of all ages switched on to science and to raise standards in science education. We couldn't do this without your support, so THANK YOU.

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I really enjoyed this place and spent over two and half hours here, there was the planetarium, inside out animals and lots of science and interesting things for children to do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent an enjoyable day at LIFE without children. Really enjoyed Animal inside out exhibit. Very informative. Elephants are impressive. Had loads of fun in the experiment zone and had the opportunity to wear a white lab coat and safety glasses. If school had been this interesting I might have become a scientist. The lady who ran the exhibit was brilliant.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! Only had a few hours to spend here before we had to catch the train but thoroughly enjoyed it ... I brought my teenage daughter (unsure at first as to whether she may have been bored) but she loved it .. plenty to do, all the interactive activities were all working and we had a good play since the... More 

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Thank Sharon T
Belfast, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed this place and spent over two and half hours here, there was the planetarium, inside out animals and lots of science and interesting things for children to do, I loved the 3d iceage show such fun and older people like myself had a blast lol ☺there are easy accessible toilets and large bright cafe, very wheelchair and... More 

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Thank 387kate
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the life center, we have a yearly pass so always pop in when in town. Daughter went ice skating and my son played with the magnets and other attractions inside. Great for young and old people and the staff are lovely and helpful. Always have something different and interesting to do.

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Thank realtripperroche
Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The life science centre was a good place for a visit in Newcastle. The animals inside out exhibition and the planetarium were the highlights. Little expensive, but if you visit the other two museums in town it evens out the price. The iceskating looked like a lot of fun too.

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Thank Kirsten M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the Animals Inside Out exhibit Quite enjoyed the 4D cinema although the Ice Age movie I saw isn't maybe the best one to see. Came in in the end of the day and unfortunately couldn't go to all the performances/shows. Definitely need more than an hour to explore everithing.

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Thank Aare P
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my 9 year old nephew - spent a good couple of hours in the Inside Out exhibition. Fascinating exhibition and he loved it. Had lunch in the cafe then another couple of hours in the science exhibits. Ended up buying the Annual Pass as will be back when the Lego and Dinosaur exhibitions arrive next year. Great day out.

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Thank Andrew T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Life Science Centre to see the Inside-Out exhibition. It was very interesting and well made. I would recommend to go there as long as the exhibition is still on.

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Thank Raphaela K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't want to put a full day out with the kids as really it's probably about 3 hours worth of stuff to do plus lunch. We have annual membership which makes it better value for money. They have great different exhibitions on throughout the year and the planetarium and science shows are fun. They also have an outside ice... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much to do and see, interactive displays, cinema, role play dressing up, science lab and a changing visual display

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