Ready to book? Call 0191 243 8223 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm To enquire about educational content and suitability call 0191 243 8211 or email us.

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Plan a Visit

We appreciate how busy teachers are, so the Life team is here to make your visit stress-free. We will organise the visit from start to finish so you're free to enjoy the experience with your class.

You’ll receive your risk assessment in advance and a specially-tailored timetable on arrival. Our in-house catering team can provide lunch or you can use our café space to eat your own. We also provide safe storage for coats and bags.


(valid until 8 November 2019)


  • Science Centre visit: £6.00 per pupil
  • Science Centre visit and workshop: £9.00 per pupil
  • Workshop: £4.00 per pupil

Additional prices

  • Playful Science (Early Years Workshop): £6.00 per pupil
  • Masterclass: £150 (full class) or £75 (half class)
  • Outreach: £360 per day
  • Teachers and adult helpers: FREE*
  • ​​​Adult workshops: price on request

*We recommend a ratio of 1 adult to every 5 children for most groups. Additional adults over this ratio will be charged. In the case of SEN and reception/nursery groups, we may offer further free adult support on request - contact us to discuss your requirements.

Education prices are only available during term time. You must pre-book to be entitled to the above rates.

Payment must be made in full before your visit. We'll send you an invoice after we take your booking.

We do not take bookings via email - because we tailor visits to suit you, it's not possible to collect the necessary level of detail via email.

Before you book, it's helpful if you have on hand:
  • The size of the group you're booking for.
  • Intended arrival and departure times.
  • The ages/learning levels of group members.
  • The name, address and contact details of the organisation/booker.
  • The number of adults (teachers and helpers) who will accompany the group.
  • If you would like to do a workshop - the workshop name.

When you're ready to book, please call (0191) 243 8223 between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday - Friday.
Life Science Centre will be closed 7 May-10 May, 13-17 May and 20-24 May to get ready for the exciting new exhibition Game On 2.0 which opens on 25 May. The centre will be open 11-12 and 18-19 May and will re-open fully on 25 May.

The science centre is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. School visits generally take place on weekdays in term time, and we generally recommend a 4 hour visit time for workshop + science centre visits. Educational visits can be arranged outside of these times - get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Education prices are only available during term time. You must pre-book to be entitled to Education rates.

Most of our workshops are available on demand, but some (such as Maths Gifted and Talented Days and Festival of Maths) are only available at specific times. Visit our workshops pages for details.

Science centre visits include access to our main exhibition, interactive zones and show spaces (dependent on availability).

Ice skating is available annually from November - February. 

Life’s location is hard to beat – we’re just a couple of minutes’ walk from Newcastle Central Station for groups travelling by train or Metro. Just on the edge of the city centre, we're easily walkable from town, too. 

Coming by coach? You can use our on-site coach drop-off point.

If you're driving to Life, the Sat Nav reference is NE1 4EP.

Additional car parking is available just round the corner at Times Square Car Park. Vehicle height restrictions: 7ft or 2.1m in height. Limited spaces for taller vehicles outside the main multi-storey car park are also available.

Plenty of local buses also stop just next to Central Station.
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Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4EP

Clover Hill Primary School

"Fantastic venue for a visit! Flexible and well organised. The children found the 4D Motion Ride, planetarium and workshop (Magnets) really enjoyable. Thank you!"