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Life Science Centre

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
44-191-243-8200
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Type: Science Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

My nephew and I were in complete awe of this exhibition and ended up there for a full 4.5 hours. Worth every penny! A must see on the bucket list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

First visit here and we had a great afternoon. I have never seen anything like the body worlds exhibition, it was amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

If you see just one exhibition this year, make it this one..... This was our first visit to the Life Centre and we came especially to see Dr Gunter's display. This fascinating, intriguing, thought-provoking and stunning exhibit is one of the best I've ever seen. We went for lunch afterwards and couldn't stop talking about it. To see the human... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We visited this attraction on Monday 18th September, with two children aged 11 and 10. The interactive area on entry was absolutely enlightening to the children. But my main praise must be for the body works exhibition. It wasn't until l realised that they were real people who had left their bodies to this doctor to do his thing, that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I visited here on my 18th Birthday. Being interested in Biology and Chemistry meant I was fascinated by the Inside DNA exhibition, however even having studied these to A level I was still abit confused by them - however many children seemed to be enjoying the interactivity and the games. My favourite part of the exhibition was the Body Worlds,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

My partner and I visited especially to see body worlds and it did not disappoint. Fascinating and very educational! We also enjoyed the 4d motion ride which was good fun, and the planetarium was lovely and relaxing. Admission is a little pricey, but it was worth it for us just to see body worlds. A lot of the centre is... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Visited with my hubby and kids, mainly to see body worlds. Honestly think the admission price is too high. A lot of space with very little to fill it, whole first floor seemed rather pointless in my opinion. Whole place felt hodge podge, walking through an eating area to get to attractions. I really enjoyed body worlds, as did my... More

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LifeScienceCentre, Digital Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi Sarah Thanks for taking the time to feed back on your experience. I'm pleased you and your 9 year old enjoyed the BODY WORLDS Vital exhibition - we're very proud to have brought it here to Newcastle for the first time. It's a shame your husband, 8 and 12 year old were less impressed. I'd be very interested to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I loved Body World exhibition. I also enjoyed the 4D motion cinema and the Planetarium. It may not be the cheapest place to visit; but I thought it was reasonable considering how much you pay in other cities to visit attractions.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I went along to Life Science Centre with my 17mth old daughter, mainly for me to see the 'Body Worlds' exhibition, and expected to be there about an hour at the most. Four hours later My daughter fell asleep after a fun filled adventure at the centre. Her favourites were the archeology dig (giant sand pit with bones on the... More

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LifeScienceCentre, Digital Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi Lisa Thanks for posting your review - I'm so pleased to hear you and your daughter enjoyed your visit! I just thought you might like to know about our pre-school days which we arrange especially to give children aged 4 and under a chance to explore the whole Science Centre with special activities just for them. They take place... More

Newcastle Upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wow! I am always impressed with the quality of exhibitions at Life but this one surpassed all expectations. Body Worlds Vital is the best exhibition I have ever seen in a museum in my life. You must go. This is a beautiful, respectful and inspirational exhibition which demonstrates how amazing the human body is. This is suitable for all ages... More

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LifeScienceCentre, Digital Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this review

Hi Kate Thanks so much for your glowing review of BODY WORLDS Vital! We're extremely proud to have brought the exhibition to Newcastle for the first time, and hearing the great things people have to say about it after visiting makes it all the more worthwhile. Thanks again Antonia Lister More

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