Life Science Centre

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We’re not like a museum where you’ll only find stuff in cases and be expected to look and not touch. At Life Science Centre, you’re encouraged to get stuck in: explore, create and have fun – whatever your age. Our friendly Science Explainers are always on-hand to answer questions.

Your Science Centre ticket gives you access to ALL of the daytime activities inside Life Science Centre (see below). There are no extra fees for blockbuster exhibitions or for entry to the planetarium, live theatre shows and the 4D Motion Ride. You won’t find any hidden charges here!

Venue Type:

Science centre

Opening hours

Life Science Centre is open every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Monday - Saturday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 6.00pm

* 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.

Admission charges

Please see for up to date pricing.

Getting there

5 Minute Walk from Central Station Metro, Times Square Multi Storey Car Park nearby

Additional info

Wheelchair Access

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

Collection details

Medicine, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Female astronaut looking at the moon

Space Zone

  • 26 October 2019 — 31 December 2025 *on now

It’s easy to forget we live on a spinning rock that is whizzing through space. The new Space Zone brings space close to home: find out how we’re already using space technology in our everyday lives and discover how the future of space exploration is being shaped right here in the north east of England.

Highlights include:
• Launch your own rocket.
• Climb inside a mock-up model of part of the International Space Station!
• Operate a Mars rover from mission control.
• Watch shows on a digital globe displaying Earth, Moon and planetary satellite imagery.
• Touch a genuine Moon rock!

Plus, check out the biggest planetarium in the north of England that features a variety of shows, including a presenter-led tour of the night sky.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Prices and opening times vary. Please see the website for more details.


Getting there

5 Minute Walk from Central Station Metro, Times Square Multi Storey Car Park nearby

Life Science Centre
Times Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear


Our main website with a host of useful information.



Bookings Line

0191 243 8223

Information Line

0191 243 8210


0191 243 8278

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.