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Lightyear Space Adventures: Life Science Centre


Go on an out-of-this-world adventure over the summer holidays with Life Science Centre’s Lightyear-inspired activities!


To celebrate the release of the new Lightyear movie, Life Science Centre is hosting tonnes of fun space-themed activities that explore the science behind everybody’s favourite animated astronaut! Read on for a rundown of every space adventure available over the summer!


Falling With Style

Take a space flight and discover how gravity effects the universe with Life Science Centre’s new planetarium show Falling With Style which showcases the first images released from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope!


Space Zone adventures

What’s it like to be the boss of Mission Control? And how do astronauts poo in space? Find out when you walk through Life Science Centre’s replica of the International Space Station!


3…2…1… Blast Off!

Help the centre’s Explainers return their spaceship safely back to planet Earth with live science show 3…2…1… Blast Off!


Make an air-powered rocket

Get hands-on in the Making Studios by building your very own air-powered rocket! You’ll get to test-launch your creation to see how high it flies before taking it home!


Rocket science

Stop by the Experiment Zone and learn how to make your own rocket fuel by mixing chemicals together! (Ages 7+ only)



Marvel at Life Science Centre’s amazing, 7-metre wide replica of planet Earth and head to the upper level to grab an easel and draw your own Earth-inspired artwork!


Under 7s Fun

There’s plenty of activities for younger kids too including discovery backpacks, three pop-up play stations and the Play Zone!


Better yet, Life Science Centre recently introduced its Summer Saver ticket which offers 3 visits for the cost of just one ticket. That should make taking part in all of the Lightyear Space Adventure activities over the summer a little easier on parents’ wallets!

Essential Details


Activities included with cost of entry


22nd July - 30th September 2022

Venue Details
Life is an award-winning Science Centre in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne where one ticket gets you everything with no extra costs and access to all the activities!  Highlights include the immersive planetarium, live theatre shows, the Curiosi...


0191 243 8210

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Centre for Life
Times Square
Newcastle upon Tyne

Opening Hours:

Monday- Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sunday 11am - 6pm

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