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Life Science Centre Overview

Just a few minutes' walk from Newcastle Central Station will take you to the award-winning Life Science Centre. People of all ages, from families to nerdy tourists, will enjoy spending an entire day at one of the must-see places to visit in Newcastle , where a single admission fee covers entry to all exhibits. In the Life Science Centre, you'll find fresh areas and exciting new ways to experiment, design, discover, and have fun.

Visit the Life Science Centre and take a journey to the moon, stars, and beyond! Right here is where your kids can get a great education in the strange world of science and even try their hand at some experiments. Okay, how about that? Children and adults alike can indulge their natural inclination to learn by doing so at the Life Science Centre, which has a wide variety of engaging activities designed to stimulate curiosity.

Got a query? You can find the helpful Science Explainers by the blue polo shirts they wear, which bear the Life logo. You can also see the largest planetarium in the Northeast. It's one of the places to visit in Newcastle that is great for kids and adults alike to learn about the solar system and the stars in the sky. In fact, education is at the centre of everything they do, with hands-on science demonstrations and a Play Zone for kids under 7 ensuring that their noggins are appropriately stretched.

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Highlights

• From the upper level of Life, you can take in a bird's-eye perspective of the earth and be amazed by our 7-meter Earth installation Gaia (planet Earth).
• Check out programmes while staring at the Sphere, a virtual globe that displays satellite views of Earth, the Moon, and other planets.
• Get your hands on a real piece of the Moon. In addition, Little Bear and Ice Worlds are two fantastic presentations now playing at the largest planetarium in northern England.
• Enjoy hands-on making activities and interactive exhibitions in the creativity zone and making studios.
• You play the role of the scientist in the experiment zone. Test out theories in the real world with actual equipment and substances.
• Explore your unique identity through brain games and visual illusions in the Brain Zone.
• All children under the age of seven are welcome in the Play Zone, where they can explore with discovery backpacks and interact with pop-up play stations.
• Use an easel to paint your own Earth-themed masterpiece, to post on the "sharing and care" gallery wall. 
• Send a postcard to the future and share your plans for a sustainable world;
• Colour your own version of our oversized wildlife maps or curl up with a good book about the natural world in our comfy reading nook.
• Visit the Space Zone to get a dose of cosmic awe and learn about the ways in which space exploration has changed our lives.
• Visit the largest planetarium in the Northeast and witness breathtaking shows inside an ISS replica and NASA mission control.
• Fire off your own missile. Step inside a lifelike replica of the ISS.

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