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Life Science Centre

| Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
+44 191 243 8200
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I have been here a few times over the years and it seems to be slowly going down hill. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Samantha M
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Good But Way Too Crowded

Came here to see the Robot expedition with my Mum. We’ve been here before but this time I was a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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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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| Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been here a few times over the years and it seems to be slowly going down hill. There is heaps over vacant space that could be used to put more content in. If I hadn't of gotten an offer on the tickets I...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. Did you visit the 'Robots - then and now' exhibition, the Making Space and the planetarium? We have a planetarium show specifically designed...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here to see the Robot expedition with my Mum. We’ve been here before but this time I was a little disappointed. We got there as early as possible and the place was already heaving! When we finally got through, we headed straight for the...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and it's great to hear that you enjoyed our Robots exhibition! The Science Centre can get very busy, particularly during school holidays. Our busiest times are from 11.00am - 2.30pm and so we do advise...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived for opening, found quite a few interactive exhibits not working. On raising this with a manager, was told they had checked and they were fine. We had spent a fair bit of time trying to get them to work but apparently the problem must...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit and that you found some of our exhibits to be out of order. We perform regular checks to identify any issues with exhibits,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a sunny Sunday afternoon so it was not busy at all. My children thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic for kids of all ages. We loved the robot exhibition. Shame that the 4D cinema ride is height restricted which i do understand it...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I'm so glad to hear that your children enjoyed their recent visit to the Life Science Centre. Thank you also for your understanding regarding the height restriction of our 4D Motion Ride. Unfortunately we do...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed this exhibition with al the history of the robot and how it has evolved and been produced, as well as various robots for different functions. The only drawback was that it was quite hot, but it was a hot day outside and there were...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind feedback. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our robot exhibition and the activities that we have on offer. Thanks also for your information regarding the temperature in the Centre, I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 9 year old and 11 year old grand children to the exhibition and we all enjoyed it. The Curiosity Zone was fun and interactive and The Planetarium engaging. The Robots then and now was interesting and informative, it was fun engaging with...More

Thank whisperNewcastle
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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm really pleased to hear that you and your grandchildren enjoyed your visit to the Life Science Centre and we hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Laura

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend earlier in week. I've been here a few times now and have to say that this is a bit of a joke (for the money). There's literally nothing worth seeing or fascinating about this event. I watch the programme humans...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We visited in half term as my boyfriend had won a set of tickets. Thank goodness we didn’t pay, if we had we would have been demanding money back. This place has gone downhill rapidly in recent years. The hands on exhibits are boring, my...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. We endeavour to offer a great value, fun and educational day out for all our visitors. We do appreciate all feedback we...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

Today I visited the Centre of Life to view their Robotics Exhibition, ‘Robots, Then and Now.’ The entrance fee also allows you to visit the Planetarium, Science Theatre and the 4D Ride. I’ve always been interested in robots and this exhibition did not disappoint. The...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Life Science Centre. Our Robots exhibition has been very popular with our visitors and so I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

There were a lot of interesting displays, and the robots exhibition was good although I would have liked to see more action, some were very slow. I liked the progress of ideas about automation, from clocks and orreries to "humanoid" and industrial robots. The lady...More

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StanleyUKGrumpy
24 February 2018|
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Response from L1954YPjenm | Reviewed this property |
Probably better/quieter on a Saturday, as your nearest Car Park is Times Square which is used by workers through the week. If you're going to Life centre, try to go on the 4d cinema ride, its great!
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Response from AllainG817 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week. Both of us in 50's a few other couples were there too. Yes it's mainly designed for kids but I really enjoyed it and found it interesting. GO !
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NikkiJ01
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Response from Ellen P | Reviewed this property |
15 months old might be a little young. I'd say primary school age is the youngest I'd take.
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