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Life Science Centre

| Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
+44 191 243 8200
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My son's favourite place.

My son is obsessed with this place and we visit as often as we can. There is a good mixture of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
hugo-monkey
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Would recommend!

Had an 'inside out' exhibition when I visited it it was amazing! Have a lovely ice rink outside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jay H
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For a great day out in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life Science Centre with exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North of England! We’re an award-winning Science Centre full of exciting exhibitions, activities and events for all ages. Our programme changes regularly so there’s always a new reason to visit. And remember - everything is included in the price of admission.Life is an educational charity; we do not receive public funding. All money raised from ticket prices helps us achieve our charitable objectives - to get people of all ages switched on to science and to raise standards in science education. We couldn't do this without your support, so THANK YOU.
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| Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My son is obsessed with this place and we visit as often as we can. There is a good mixture of exhibitions to see and alot of them are hands on. The staff are great, really good with kids. The only downside is that it's...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's nice to hear that you are a regular visitor to the Centre and we are really happy that your son gets a lot of enjoyment from his visits! As you have mentioned, our memberships...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an 'inside out' exhibition when I visited it it was amazing! Have a lovely ice rink outside around Christmas time too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited the life centre a couple of times, once during their Wallace and Gromit special and ones with their bodies exhibits. Both were fun and educational times and a good way to spend a few hours on an afternoon!More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm glad to hear that you have enjoyed our exhibitions during your visits to the Centre. We are currently getting ready for our next big exhibition 'Robots - then and now' which opens...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit and is an incredible blend of learning and fun. There is so many interactive and engaging exhibited plus they have the shows, planetarium and 4d motion ride. This place has something fantastic for everyone and no mater how many times...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind words. We are really please to hear that you enjoy your visits to the Science Centre and we hope you will be back to see us again...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We have been here so many times with our children. Always something different for them to do and learn. There’s a really big play floor upstairs too which the kids love at the end. The prices on entry are reasonable considering you could spend hours...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. Its great to hear that you and your children enjoy visiting the Science Centre and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I have been to the center a few times with my 6 year old daughter over the last year or so since the Animal Body Works Exhibition was on. That was a truly exceptional exhibition and on that first visit, when combined with the permanent...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We do appreciate all feedback we receive. As an educational charity which receives no public funding, we keep our costs as low as we can. Our admission fees are a vital income stream for us...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We didn't like this place one bit. The Dino Jaws exhibition was nothing startling. Our 4 year old was too small to go on the 4D ride. Although he has been on these elsewhere. Our 6 year old who loves chemistry and science was disappointed...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to feed back your comments. I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to the Life Science Centre. Unfortunately we do have to put certain restrictions (such as height and age) into place on some of...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a full day here with our 3 boys (8, 8 and 6). Our overall impression of the centre was mixed. Life has a variety of interactive and educational activities, split into distinctive zones. We found that the interactivity was not as engaging as...More

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Laura W, Marketing Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the planetarium, Dino Jaws exhibition, 4D ride and chocolate workshop during your visit. There’s is a lot packed in to our chocolate workshops, from children being able to...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Visited with my niece recently, she loved all of it- from the planetarium to the dinosaur exhibit to the little play area where all the other kids were having fun. It was great for a rainy day in Newcastle and informative as well. We had...More

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Sarah R, Communications Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I'm pleased to hear that both you and your niece enjoyed your visit to the Life Science Centre. Our planetarium is always a big hit with our visitors and I'm glad to hear that your...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Myself and my partner took our 2 year old son here to see the dinosaur exhibit. His new favourite thing. However we did find it rather pricey at £13 each for adults when we didn't really have any interest in anything else to offer. shame...More

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Sarah R, Communications Manager at Life Science Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, your feedback really is appreciated. I'm glad to hear that your son enjoyed himself on your visit. Our Dino Jaws exhibit is definitely popular with our visitors! I'm sorry to hear that you found the...More

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February 24, 2018|
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Response from L1954YPjenm | Reviewed this property |
Probably better/quieter on a Saturday, as your nearest Car Park is Times Square which is used by workers through the week. If you're going to Life centre, try to go on the 4d cinema ride, its great!
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Response from AllainG817 | Reviewed this property |
We were there last week. Both of us in 50's a few other couples were there too. Yes it's mainly designed for kids but I really enjoyed it and found it interesting. GO !
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NikkiJ01
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Response from Ellen P | Reviewed this property |
15 months old might be a little young. I'd say primary school age is the youngest I'd take.
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