Centre for Life
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
0191 243 8223
0191 243 8210
0191 243 8278
0191 243 8201
Life is an exciting place where science comes alive in a fun and funky environment! A mix of permanent and temporary exhibitions alongside a rolling programme of science shows.
Centre for Life is open every day except Christmas Day:
Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm* (Last admission 4pm)
Sunday 11am - 6pm* (Last admission 4pm)
* Please telephone our customer information line on (0191)243 8210 for up to date information on our opening and closing time as these are subject to seasonal variations.
Closed Christmas Day
Adult £9.95. Child (17 and under) £6.95. Child (Under 4) Free. Concs (Students; Snr Citizens; Unwaged) £7.95. Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £27.80
Travelling exhibitions visit every year and we have an open air ice rink every winter
Medicine, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology
Age of the Dinosaur
Age of the Dinosaur comes from the Natural History Museum in London.
Prepare to be transported back in time more than 65 million years to a Jurassic forest and Cretaceous desert, home to some weird, wonderful and now extinct plants and animals including dinosaurs like Tarbosaurus, the scary cousin of T.Rex.
See stunning animatronic dinosaurs and other animals, real fossils and dinosaur bones , all set in ultra-realistic habitats with intriguing sounds - and smells!
- Any age
Included in admission to the Science Centre. Booking not required.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013
The world’s most prestigious photographic showcase of wildlife photography comes to Life Science Centre, Newcastle in November 2013. The winning entries from the 2013 competition will be on display from Saturday 30 November 2013 until Sunday 2 March 2014.
Now in its 49th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, is open to professional and amateur photographers of all ages. The annual competition launches in January 2013.
Successful images will be displayed in a stunning exhibition launched at the Natural History Museum that then tours the UK and overseas.
- Any age
Included in admission to the Science Centre.