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Life Science Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne

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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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  • Really enjoyed the afternoon at the Life Science Centre. The main attractions were good, 4D ride and the planetarium but it was the smaller displays that really captured our and the kids imagination. ...  more »
  • We spent a good 5-6 hours here. There was so much to do. Our 5 yr old had so much fun plenty for her to do. We pre booked our tickets online as I was warned that when it gets busy they close admission...  more »
  • We went yesterday to see the Dino roars exhibition and had a great day out Price of entry includes the exhibition, planetarium & under 7's shows, 4D ride, science area and under 7's young explorers se...  more »
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  • Excellent modern place with great exhibits on like the human body and dinosaurs and computers, but it's way overpriced. Education and learning should not be a price gouging​ exercise in my personal opinion. Just go to either the Hancock museum or the discovery​ museum, both are free and 5 times bigger. Both within walking distance.
  • Very good value. We went and it was £19 and that lasted all day. Even if you left the premises for lunch. The dinosaur was the exhibition at this time and it was remarkable. I had great fun at a 40 something as did my 4 year old. The lunch was explainably expensive, but there are alternatives nearby.
  • Bit expensive but worth it if the 3d ride is on. Interesting for kids and adults alike. Makes science fun, sounds like a tag line but it honestly does. Very interactive and immersive displays. Last time I was there there was a weather reporting thing which made you appear on the screen. The planetarium is beautiful. I miss the climbing wall from the games bit but still loads of fun things to do up in the game area. Definitely reccomed a visit if you haven't been, writing this is making me want to go back actually. Good thing about it is, you can go back numerous times as it is always changing and developing. A great place and an asset to Newcastle.
  • Great place to take children, with loads of interactive exhibitions, planetarium, 4D cinema and a play area on the first floor. Our son can easily spend a whole day and still not see all the exhibition's or attractions. The cafe also serves great hot food at a reasonable price.
  • Fantastic building. Right next to the train station (2 minute walk away). Visited on a weekend. Wasnt too busy. Great displays inside. the Little Bear goes North presentation was excellent. Cafe is OK, expensive as you can imagine. Nice picnic area indoors though too. Soft play area for the little ones. A full days entertainment - would highly recommend.

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