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Life Science Centre

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP, United Kingdom | 0191 243 8210 | Website

Venue Description

Life Science Centre is a fun, hands-on science centre in the heart of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Situated within the Centre for Life, Life Science Centre aims to engage the public with science in an interesting and lasting way. Life offers a range of permanent exhibitions such as the Young Explorer's Zone for under 7s, as well as a varied range of temporary exhibitions. The Centre is also home to the region's only 4D Motion Ride, the biggest planetarium in the North and Life's Science Theatre which hosts regular shows. Times Square Cafe is located within the Science Centre, offering hot and cold food, as well as Starbucks coffees.


Life Science Centre is wheelchair accessible throughout, and all levels can be reached via lifts. There is also an access ramp to the upper level. The Cafes, Planetarium and Science Theatre all have wheelchair spaces available. Carers are entitled to free admission when accompanying disabled visitors (1 carer per disabled guest). Guide and assistance dogs are welcome, and all Life print is available in large print format upon request. Life has accessible toilets on all floors, as well as an induction loop at Reception, in the Science Theatre and the planetarium.

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Awards List

Life Science Centre is a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction and has achieved Equality Standard Gold Award. This nationally-acknowledged award is given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in how they approach equality and diversity with employees, customers and stakeholders.


All accessible toilets are wide enough and easily reached by wheelchair users. Please feel free to ask at Reception if you have any queries.


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The venue says it has...

  • Accessible Format
  • Carer Discount
  • Disabled Access
  • Induction Loop
  • Large Print
  • Disabled Parking

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