Centre for Life

Centre for Life
Times Square,
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear






Bookings Line

0191 243 8223

Information Line

0191 243 8210


0191 243 8278


0191 243 8201

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The Centre for Life, Newcastle
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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.

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Adult £10.85. Child (2-17) £7.50 Child (Under 2) Free. Concs (Students; Snr Citizens; Unwaged) £8.75 Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £29.50

Travelling exhibitions visit every year and we have an open air ice rink every winter

Collection details

Medicine, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Live Skies

  • 20 — 31 August 2014 *on now

Live Skies takes place at 17:00 on Saturdays and Sundays, and every day during school holidays and bank holidays.

Sit under the stars in our planetarium to see the planets and constellations and learn where to find them in the night sky. There's a chance to ask questions at the end of the show.

During busy times, we request that you visit the planetarium, Science Theatre and Motion Ride once - this is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too. Thanks for your consideration.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+


Show included in general admission ticket.



Moon landscape

Space: A Beginner's Guide

  • 13 September — 1 October 2014

Join us for a new and informative show and explore the universe, comets and black holes. This show will run daily from 13th September - 31st December.

Suitable for

  • Any age