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Life Science Centre

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Address: Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
Phone Number: 44-191-243-8200
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: 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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Always fun to visit here.

I love visiting the Life Centre, they always have an interesting and educational exhibition of some sort, which sets it apart from other attractions in Newcastle. I went to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
nataliefredaxo
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I love visiting the Life Centre, they always have an interesting and educational exhibition of some sort, which sets it apart from other attractions in Newcastle. I went to see the BodyWorlds exhibition with my Mum, Brother and boyfriend, and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. There's something for everyone here.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

This was where my daughter wanted to go on our day out. Easy to get to from the railway station. It was half term so very busy but we didn't wait long in the cue to pay & once in it wasn't too bad with the amount of people there. Toilets were a little untidy but staff were on to... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

During half term we visited the life centre as the children were free entry and made for a good day out and stop the little one getting bored. There was plenty to do, he enjoyed the 360 degree planetarium and thought the motion ride was brilliant. Lots of hands on activities and things to do. The cafe was reasonable and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This attraction was reasonably priced (great that during holidays my wee girl got in free) and everything was aimed at customer satisfaction!! The cafe had a super selection at half the price of some other attractions I have visited and staff very helpful. The actual centre was great fun and a mixture for all ages and entertainment for a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We;ve been coming here for years and even though our girls are older now they still ask to come, there is always something new to see and explore.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I visited her on the Sunday of half term with our 4 year old and 2 year old. We were apprehensive after reading the poor reviews but we needn't have worried as we all had an excellent day. Was busy but no overly crowded. We didn't find any missing pieces from the displays as previous posters had... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a day out at the Life Centre after winning a competition for a family ticket. Staff were all lovely and the children really enjoyed their day. We thought the planetarium was great, we all love anything to do with space and the youngest child really enjoyed the showing of 'Little Bear' after being too small to ride the... More 

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

Hi Katie Thanks for posting your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your Science Centre and ice skating visit. I’ll pass your good feedback on to our ‘lovely’ front of house and ice skating staff – they’ll be pleased to hear it :) I’m also pleased to hear you enjoyed our planetarium and Science Theatre shows. The height restrictions for our... More 

Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went with my 11 year old son, 4d ride was great but could only go on once, poor otherwise, very expensive, enjoyed ice skating though

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Thankfully during the half term kids went free!!!! The displays are in need of renewing, bits are missing and the place isn't very clean. staff just wonder round looking as if they will pass out if you ask them anything, and there are cabinets which aren't labeled at all. 4D ride is good, but i would say thats about the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went yesterday and kids free this half term, not surprised as most of displays were gone as they are getting refurbished. Complained to management who said nothing they can do overall still cost me 36.50 to get in and the cafe food is like slop and very expensive. Will not return again.

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