Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Described as a "science village," Centre for Life offers a host of immersive educational exhibits and activities for all ages. Have an out-of-this-world experience at the planetarium with its 360 degree, dome ceiling. Enjoy a hyper-realistic thrill at the 4-D Motion Ride where your seat moves in time to the 3-D action on screen. Visit the science theater and take part in a live science show. As well as providing lots for families, the center hosts a variety of adults-only evenings "combining cocktails and science," such as lectures and workshops. Check their website to find out when these special events are taking place. Work out when and for how long to visit Centre for Life and other Newcastle upon Tyne attractions using our handy Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary maker website .
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  • I was concerned when I read some previous reviews that the day was going to be terrible but do not be put off. We went with a 4 year old and it did cost £13 to get in, but if you put this in context w...  more »
  • Me and my wife took our kids to the Life Science Centre with our 3 kids ( 13 and twin 4 year olds). What a brilliant day it turned out to be, as not been for quite some years. Heard a lot about the di...  more »
  • Great place for children with lots of interactive experiments. There`s a 4D experience theatre which was fun . lots to see and do. Great for adults too.great lego exhibit. Really enjoyed it  more »
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  • Great day out for all ages. Interesting things to do. Experiments in the lab suited to all ages. 4d motion ride is fun. Good well priced cafe. We loved the planetarium. Need at least 3-4 hours to do everything.
  • Definitely geared more towards kids, but the exhibits and displays are still informative and interesting for all ages. The main exhibit changes every 6 months of so, so worth keeping an eye so you don't miss out on a great exhibit. Love the ice rink in the winter, too.
  • My children are 5 and 3 we have been today for the first time. I knew there were some age restrictions which is why I have left it so long to visit. We have had an amazing time my youngest had a great time playing in the upstairs area while his sister enjoyed the bang crackle and pop event. They were both able to enjoy most of the activities athough there was a height restriction on the 4D ride my eldest is hoping she will grow an extra inch for her next visit. We will wait a little while to visit again to make even more use of the centre. Still a really great day out.
  • The kids always love a visit with interactive exhibits, hands on experiments and science shows. There is a good variety in the changing exhibitions. It is focused towards the younger visitor and a bit more for adults would be good. It is also a bit expensive.
  • Had a great time exploring the Dinosaurs. Picnic area feels like you have been hidden away. Overall a great family day out.

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