Life Science Centre Newcastle upon Tyne

Life is an award-winning Science Centre in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which offers a varied programme of exhibitions across the year, as well as the best planetarium in the North. The Science Centre also features the hands-on Curiosity Zone, where visitors can learn to think like real scientists, as well as live demonstrations in the Science Theatre and the fun-filled 4D Motion Ride!* Life also runs an ice-rink from late November through to mid-February, which makes a great end –of-year treat!

Life’s education team work from a purpose-built suite of teaching laboratories where students at every level can take part in exciting, hands-on workshops. Our workshops are directly linked to the STEM national curriculum, so teachers can easily find a workshop to support their current topic of study.

The Science Centre hosts a variety of travelling exhibitions throughout the year. The education team work to develop additional workshops that are relevant to the exhibition, whilst keeping them firmly curriculum-focused. A full list of workshops can be found at

For schools unable to reach Newcastle we can also offer Outreach workshops. Please contact the Bookings team on 0191 243 8223 to discuss your requirements; they can even help you craft your own bespoke visit and workshop with a personalised itinerary, taking the stress out of planning a school visit!


•    Packed lunch area
•    2 Cafes on-site offering a range of fresh hot and cold food.
•    Pre-visit available
•    Risk assessment available
•    Personalised Itinerary available