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Address: Bioscience Centre Times Square Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
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+44 191 243 8200
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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World-Class Research Facilities

This exciting Millennium project draws on the city’s world-class research facilities (housed in the same “Science Village” complex). It is an interactive visitor attraction... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just back from a visit to this amazing place with our 6 year old grandson. it outlived all or expectations. Never having been a 'science buff' I wondered if we would be bored. We paid a sensible admission price £34 for 3 adults and a child and stayed for over 4 hours. We still hadn't seen everything but had to... More 

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Newcastle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited centre with my three year old grandson he was free but it cost 20 for myself and husband it was ok not great for the money not lots to do for three year olds especially since we had been to both Hancock and discovery museum which are both free and have lots of age appropriate activities

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited recently in January whilst working nearby ruring lunch break. It continues to offer education and learning and development.

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Kolkata
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This exciting Millennium project draws on the city’s world-class research facilities (housed in the same “Science Village” complex). It is an interactive visitor attraction examining all aspects of life – from dinosaurs to the human body and the way different cultures live – designed mostly for kids, but adults will also get a lot from it. The Life Science Center... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a very interesting place to spend a day, and it is improved in winter when the ice rink comes. However I can see how the cost would stack up if taking a family there which I imagine is their main target audience.

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Thank Katey_Hart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my three children aged 6,8 & 11 and it was entertaining for them all. We loved the Lego and some of the experiments were brilliant. The 4d ride was fun too! Also the food area was good and had lots of room to either bring your own food or eat from the cafe.

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Thank Shazebra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a dad to two young boys (2 and 4 y/o) Centre of Life is a regular day out that the kids love (especially the older one). There are plenty of activities and regular changes in exhibition keep interest high. We usually visit for a couple of hours at a time. Highly recommended. Buy the annual pass if you are... More 

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Thank Paul D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time i've been here and I was not disappointed. I mainly came to see the Body World Exhibition, first time humans and second time animals and I was enthralled by the whole event. Even though the exhibition was the main reason for coming here and it was definitely worth seeing, the rest of the centre was... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as a family to see the new Lego exhibition. We were all thoroughly impressed. The Lego models are all excellent. We all enjoyed the rest of the exhibition as well. The interactive science experiments was very interesting. Its not the first time that I have been here and it certainly wont be the last either.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Life Science Centre to see the Brick Exhibition which was very good. Historical moments were captured in the event and there was also a section devoted to iconic north east buildings, some of the latter being included on films showing their construction. There are folders in the north east section containing hard copy descriptions of the buildings.

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