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Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

(3.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Described as a "science village," Life Science Centre 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 Life Science Centre and other Newcastle upon Tyne attractions using our handy Newcastle upon Tyne holiday planner.
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  • Great venue centrally situated, good gift shop and excellent cafe very interesting sites would go again  more »
  • Went for the Lego exhibition but didn't benefit from the other attractions as it was very busy with School groups despite trying to avoid half term and Easter holidays. Cafe was very busy with long qu...  more »
  • Took the kids here (aged 2 and 7) whilst we did enjoy the visit it wasn't quite as good as we expected. The attractions were quite busy and some of the experiments weren't as easy to navigate as we th...  more »
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  • We came to see the Animal Inside Out exhibition and hadn't been before. We spent all day there and it was great. There are loads of interactive activities for children that entertained 4 girls between 9 and 13 years old. The planetarium and weird science shows were good and the 4D ride went down really well. Definitely highly recommended.
  • Great for kids and adults alike. A bit pricey but look out for offers and also consider a season ticket as the exhibits constantly change so worth returning periodically. It's not actually that big but worth taking your time to really soak in and experience everything it has to offer - then you can easily spend a whole day there. There are two places to eat - a restaurant which I haven't tried and a so-so cafe with a gift shop. Easily accessible - next door to Newcastle Central Train Station and a multi-storey car park.
  • Experience depends on what exhibit is on and how busy it is. GAME ON exhibit was amazing ... current animals inside out is educational and certainly interesting. Fair price for what they have on .. give the 4D ride a go too
  • Good range of interesting exhibitions for adults and kids alike. Price is a little high. Definitely recommend the Body World exhibition which is now focused on Animals. Sometimes put on evening events. Cafe and gift shop both fine, nothing special.
  • An excellent choice for a family visit. Helps teach science in a fun and entertaining manner but is also fun for adults! They also have special exhibitors (Usually 3 a year) so there's always something new. I would advise against visiting during times exhibits are being set up however, as they often have to close much if the public areas.