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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 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 am
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 am
Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Brilliant for all age ranges.

I took two children under five and was pleasantly surprised that they were free to get in. At the moment they have Game 2.0 which my boys loved as they could play on all the old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic day out. £31 for two adults and two teens and all the games you can play. The gaming exhibition was great and fully interactive. There is plenty more to do. The science theatre is more for younger kids but the 4D ride and planetarium were good. The cafe has a good choice of food and was very reasonable. Well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I took two children under five and was pleasantly surprised that they were free to get in. At the moment they have Game 2.0 which my boys loved as they could play on all the old arcade games and this was at no extra cost. Upstairs there is a wonderful play facility for under 7's that kept mine entertained for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have been heard a few times and enjoyed the varied activities. Highlights this time were the young scientists bit and the Gaming exhibition. The soft play/kids kitchen area is great, only thing is soft play is a toddler activity and for there to be a metal staircase very close to it, I had to run to retrieve my athletic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a gem for anyone of any age. Our party enjoyed Astrology dome, then playing games, even the old ones! We then tried all the activities , sand shapes, marble runs and the final joy was watching youngest member of the party learning to use a pipettes . Will be back even with out younger element!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A lot of people have commented on the cost of entry to this attraction but I thought it was very much worth the cost, particularly when you look into where the money actually goes and how it's used. We visited the video games exhibition and I honestly believe that I could have left my children, aged 7 and 9, and... More 

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Consett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I live 20 minutes away from here but I had never visited as I always choose to visit the free museums which often dispoint me. Today I decided to take my 7yr son and my 3yr old daughter. I didn't know how it was going to go with going on my own and usually the age gap of the kids... More 

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

Hi Kpiggott Thanks so much for posting your lovely feedback! It's great to hear you all enjoyed your visit and have decided to get yourselves Annual Passes. They're definitely the way to go if you're planning multiple visits. I'll pass your comments on to all the staff here - they'll be very pleased. Sadly we don't offer residential passes, but... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We took our 3 young children aged 7,5 and 18 months. Cost 31.50 and I thought that was expensive but wanting to entertain and hopefully educate the kids paid and entered with high expectations. There was a few exhibits which did encourage interaction with kids but they soon got bored sweeping sand from fake bones and sticking magnets to a... More 

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

Hi Leanne Thanks for leaving your feedback. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed Game On 2.0, the planetarium and the Young Explorers' Zone! It seems like your visit was very positive overall :) Regarding our entry fees, Life is an educational charity and we don't receive any public funding or subsidies, so our entrance fees are essential for us to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the computer exhibition, it was like taking a trip down memory lane!! Lots of different consoles and games to play on. Can't beat the original Space invaders and Pong!! It kept my husband and nieces busy for hours!! Lots of other activities to do such as The planetarium, 4D motion ride and fun experiments. Many people say the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I paid a hellish amount of money for a annual membership x2 honestly wish I didn't no where near as much as I expected we where done within 1/2 hour the morin ride was off the game exhibition was mmmmmm ok the motion ride off we got theese tickets as we spend a lot of time in the city and... More 

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

Hi Kingbee93 I'm sorry to hear you didn't feel your recent visit offered value for money. It's very rare for visitors to buy an Annual Pass having never visited - in fact we offer a 'try before you buy' option for this reason. I'd really like to find out more about your visit and get your issue resolved for you.... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just visited the Centre for Life today with my two sons aged 11 and 7- they both loved it and it kept them busy for 4 hours. It started off with them learning how Astronauts kept fit,including doing all of the exercises,then we went to the amazing Planetarium which was my personal favourite, then the highlight-the Game On exhibition.This included... More 

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Additional Information about Life Science Centre

Address: Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
Phone Number: +44 191 243 8200
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 am
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 am
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 am
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 am
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 am

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