Science at Life

Science at Life Life Science Centre at Centre for Life, Newcastle, is an amazing visitor attraction where you can learn, have fun and find your inner scientist!
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Newcastle's award-winning science centre with exhibitions, special events, theatre shows, the region's only 4D Motion Ride and the biggest planetarium in the North of England. From November - February we're also home to Newcastle city centre's only open air ice rink. We also run a varied programme of special events for adults - you'll find updates here on Facebook and on our website. The Life Science Centre is part of the Centre for Life science village - a cutting-edge place in the centre of Newcastle where scientists, clinicians, educationalists and business people come together to promote advancement of the life sciences. House Rules: We love hearing from you and welcome your posts, however we will remove anything inappropriate or offensive. Continuous misuse will result in you being blocked from the ScienceatLife page. This page is usually monitored from 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday and intermittently on evenings, weekends and bank holidays. If you have an urgent enquiry, contact the management team: 9am – 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday [email protected] For enquiries during Science Centre opening times, please call 0191 243 8210.

We are celebrating all of the amazing key workers working tirelessly during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying blue ...
07/05/2020

We are celebrating all of the amazing key workers working tirelessly during the coronavirus pandemic by displaying blue lights on our towers and a message of appreciation to the NHS on our building. Join us as we #ClapForOurCarers at 8.00pm tonight 💙

Are you a climate hypocrite? Are you vocal about environmental issues but embracing fast fashion and frequent flying? Wi...
07/05/2020

Are you a climate hypocrite? Are you vocal about environmental issues but embracing fast fashion and frequent flying? Will the pandemic expose us all as climate hypocrites? 🤔

Join the debate on 14 May. Register for free at: https://www.life.org.uk/climate-hypocrisy

Our mission is to inspire everyone in the North East to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their...
07/05/2020
General donations

Our mission is to inspire everyone in the North East to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their own lives.

As a charity, this is a particularly challenging time. If you can, please consider donating to support us. Thank you.

life.org.uk/donate

Our purpose is to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance …

06/05/2020
Space Week: Full Moon #LifeGoesONline

Tonight, we will be able to see a full Moon in the night sky (if clouds don't get in the way!) 🌕 In this video, Dr Ramin Lolachi at NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre tells us what to look out for when viewing a full Moon and reminds us all to keep our sunglasses close by (yes, really!) 😎 Remember to send in your pics of the Moon to us using #LifeGoesONline

Find out more about Dr Ramin Lolachi's work as a Postdoctoral Researcher on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/lHA_tp-EhRc

For Space Week, we're asking people to share their #GravityDefyingHair! We don't think we're along in suffering with our...
06/05/2020

For Space Week, we're asking people to share their #GravityDefyingHair! We don't think we're along in suffering with our locks during lockdown 😂

Share your self-isolation selfies using #GravityDefyingHair and we'll share our favourites!

A perfect challenge to coincide with our #LifeGoesONline Space Week, Tyneside Cinema have launched Star Wars Week for Th...
05/05/2020

A perfect challenge to coincide with our #LifeGoesONline Space Week, Tyneside Cinema have launched Star Wars Week for The Tynies 🏆

To enter, create your favourite Star Wars movie as a film, a movie still, or dress up as your favourite characters. Upload them by next Monday, tag @tynesidecinema & use #myTynesideCinema to enter.

If you're a fan of Star Wars, you'll love our stargazing video from yesterday, where we show you what you can see in the night sky this week - the Death Star is one star that isn't visible though! Catch up with the latest #LifeGoesONline activities here: life.org.uk/life-goes-online

Missing our planetarium? 🌌  Our friends at the National Space Centre in Leicester have made their great planetarium show...
05/05/2020

Missing our planetarium? 🌌 Our friends at the National Space Centre in Leicester have made their great planetarium show 'We Are Stars' available to watch online for free until 8 May! Sit back and explore the cosmos from your sofa 🌟 #LifeGoesONline

▶️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ch_0hYrA8Q

Happy #MayTheForthBeWithYou day! Since the release of Episode IV A New Hope in 1977, the world has been inspired and cap...
04/05/2020
The science of Star Wars

Happy #MayTheForthBeWithYou day! Since the release of Episode IV A New Hope in 1977, the world has been inspired and captivated by George Lucas' world.

In this blog, our friends at Science Museum explore the science behind the epic space saga, from landspeeders to lightsabres! 👇👇

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi on our screens, we've been inspired to examine the science behind this epic space saga.

04/05/2020
Space Week: Stargazine #LifeGoesONline

Happy Star Wars Day, and happy Space Week! Today we're stargazing ⭐ Find out what you can see in the night sky this week with Hayley, Ben and Amy.

You may also spot a few nods to Star Wars along the way, the force is strong with us! #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Head outside this week and see what you can see from your garden or window, and share your pics using #LifeGoesONline

Huge thanks to Go Stargazing for sharing their knowledge and images to help us create this video 🤗

Come with us on a journey to the edge of the universe with our virtual tour of our Space Zone! ☄️ Launched for #LifeGoes...
04/05/2020

Come with us on a journey to the edge of the universe with our virtual tour of our Space Zone! ☄️

Launched for #LifeGoesONline's Space Week, explore the North East's space industry and climb aboard a space station, all from the comfort of your sofa! 👇

https://www.life.org.uk/virtual-visit/space-zone

We've spent a lot of this week making and tinkering with the lovely Greg and Maddie from #LetsGoLive. But there's so muc...
03/05/2020

We've spent a lot of this week making and tinkering with the lovely Greg and Maddie from #LetsGoLive. But there's so much more that goes into making than the end product! Here's our top 10 tinkering tips to help you get the most out of making activities: http://life.org.uk/10-tinkering-tips

Looking for some good old fashioned messy fun? 👍 Check out our top tips on how to make slime at home, a great way to spe...
03/05/2020

Looking for some good old fashioned messy fun? 👍 Check out our top tips on how to make slime at home, a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Visit our #LifeGoesONline hub for our slime recipes and more science fun to try at home 👉 https://www.life.org.uk/life-goes-online

We hope you enjoyed Mini Makers Week with #LetsGoLive as much as we did! Huge thanks to Greg and Maddie for bringing our...
03/05/2020

We hope you enjoyed Mini Makers Week with #LetsGoLive as much as we did! Huge thanks to Greg and Maddie for bringing our makes to life! 🧡 #LifeGoesONline

Missed any of the action? Catch up at letsgolive.show, and download our instructions sheets from life.org.uk/life-goes-online

From Monday, #LifeGoesONline will be bringing you out of this world activities to enjoy for SPACE WEEK 🌌 The fun will st...
02/05/2020

From Monday, #LifeGoesONline will be bringing you out of this world activities to enjoy for SPACE WEEK 🌌

The fun will start on #MayThe4th, and dressing up is very much encouraged! ⭐ Send us pics of you dressed as your favourite Star Wars characters and we'll share our faves!

We've never been more vocal about the environment, whilst still embracing frequent flights, fast fashion and avocados. I...
01/05/2020

We've never been more vocal about the environment, whilst still embracing frequent flights, fast fashion and avocados. In the pandemic, we've had to drastically alter our lives, benefitting the planet. But will we revert to our old ways when this is over?

Find out more and register your free place: life.org.uk/climate-hypocrisy

01/05/2020
Mini Makers Week: Water Flute #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

Our final #LetsGoLive mini make is this wonderful water flute 💧 Create your own instrument and learn how to play a tune to entertain your family! 🎵

Download the instructions: life.org.uk/water-flute

Share your best performance using #LifeGoesONline and we'll share our faves!

01/05/2020

We hope you enjoyed our last Mini Makers episode with #LetsGoLive! Now craft your own Bee Hummer mini make and spin to sing like a buzzy bee! 🐝

We have downloadable instructions to help you: life.org.uk/bee-hummer

Share your buzzy bee creations with us using #LifeGoesONline

Good morning Mini Makers! It's our last show with #LetsGoLive today, but we're going out on a high with making activitie...
01/05/2020

Good morning Mini Makers! It's our last show with #LetsGoLive today, but we're going out on a high with making activities all about SOUND 🎶

Tune in to see Maddie and Greg take on our makes at 11.00am, then try them yourself with our downloadable instructions #LifeGoesONline

30/04/2020
Mini Makers Week: Paddletub #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

Wind the paddletub, wind the paddletub, launch launch, watch it go! ⛵ #LetsGoLive

Launch a boat using recyclable materials at home - how far can you get it to travel? Share your creations with us using #LifeGoesONline

Downloadable instructions: life.org.uk/paddletub

Life is home to two NHS clinics that do amazing work. As a thank you to the NHS staff onsite and across the country, our...
30/04/2020

Life is home to two NHS clinics that do amazing work. As a thank you to the NHS staff onsite and across the country, our towers have a blue glow and our digital screens share a message of gratitude and solidarity #LightItBlue #ClapBecauseWeCare 💙

We're stuck at home, but #LifeGoesONline! Like you, our team has limited resources in their homes to pull this off, but ...
30/04/2020
Life goes on-line

We're stuck at home, but #LifeGoesONline! Like you, our team has limited resources in their homes to pull this off, but we're getting creative and rising to the challenge – will you?

Click the link for all our #LifeGoesONline activities for you to try 👇

https://www.life.org.uk/life-goes-online

Life Science Centre's doors are temporarily closed, but that isn't stopping us from bringing you live demos, kitchen science experiments and making activities that can be replicated at home with everyday materials

30/04/2020
Mini Makers Week: Soap Boat #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

We all know soap is important, powerful stuff, but did you know it can launch a boat in your bathtub? 🤯 Click the link to download our instructions to make your own soap boat like #LetsGoLive's Maddie and Greg! #LifeGoesONline

⛵ life.org.uk/soap-boat

It's the penultimate day of #LetsGoLive Mini Makers Week, and we have got a great day of activities lined up for you! Tu...
30/04/2020

It's the penultimate day of #LetsGoLive Mini Makers Week, and we have got a great day of activities lined up for you! Tune in with Maddie and Greg at 11.00am to see how they get on with our floating makes 🌊 then head to our website to try them yourself! #LifeGoesONline

29/04/2020
International Dance Day

Did you know? Just 5 minutes of dancing can get your creative juices flowing 💃

So jump away from your home office and samba your way out of the mid-afternoon slump! #InternationalDanceDay

29/04/2020
Mini Makers Week: Bounce Boing #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

In our second #LetsGoLive bounce activity, create a bouncy trail to boing your marbles as far as you can! Turn it into a game with your family and see who can score the highest! Share your attempts with us using #LifeGoesONline

Download the instructions: life.org.uk/bounce-boing

29/04/2020
Mini Makers Week: Ping Pong Cannon #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

Take aim and fire with our rubber-powered launcher! Make a ping pong cannon to rival #LetsGoLive Greg & Maddie's and collect points on your target!

Send us videos of you playing and we'll share our favourites 🤗 #LifeGoesONline

Instructions: life.org.uk/ping-pong-cannon

Morning Mini Makers! Today's #LetsGoLive theme is BOUNCE 🐇 Tune in to Greg and Maddie at 11.00am today to see them try o...
29/04/2020

Morning Mini Makers! Today's #LetsGoLive theme is BOUNCE 🐇 Tune in to Greg and Maddie at 11.00am today to see them try out two great activities to jump start your day! We'll have downloadable PDFs available from 11.30am so you can try them out yourself at life.org.uk/life-goes-online

28/04/2020
Mini Makers Week: Shadow Boat #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

Buoy, was this fun! ⛵ Earlier today, Greg and Maddie from #LetsGoLive crafted their own shadow boat using our instructions. It's a-boat time we see your creations! Share your makes with us using #LifeGoesONline

Downloadable instructions: life.org.uk/life-goes-online

28/04/2020
Mini Makers Week: Shadow Box #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

Fun fact! Shadow shows have been around for centuries, and are considered to be the ancestors of the modern cinema! 🎦

Entertain your family by harnessing the power of light and shadows in this make #LifeGoesONline #LetsGoLive

Downloadable instructions: life.org.uk/shadow-box

This morning, Greg and Maddie from #LetsGoLive will be trying out two of our favourite activities using light and shadow...
28/04/2020

This morning, Greg and Maddie from #LetsGoLive will be trying out two of our favourite activities using light and shadows! 🔦 Tune in just after 11.00am to see what they create, then download our instruction sheets to get crafting yourself!

Please note, today's show will start a few minutes late so we can observe the minute's silence at 11.00am.

▶️ letsgolive.show

27/04/2020
Mini Makers Week: Loopy Lifter #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

In our second #LetsGoLive activity of the day, make a family-fun game using (you guessed it!) a cardboard box, string and a whole lot of creativity. Ready, steady, FISH! Share your creations with us using #LifeGoesONline

Download the instructions: life.org.uk/loopy-lifter

27/04/2020
Mini Makers Week: Box Maze #LetsGoLive #LifeGoesONline

Mini Makers Week brings our Making Studios to you, in partnership with #LetsGoLive! See how to create a maze (card)board game for a ball or a pet!

FUN FACT: Scientists use mazes to understand how animals learn #LifeGoesONline

Download the instructions: life.org.uk/box-maze

Tune in to #LetsGoLive at 11.00am for the start of Mini Makers Week! We can't wait to see Maddie and Greg try out our ac...
27/04/2020

Tune in to #LetsGoLive at 11.00am for the start of Mini Makers Week! We can't wait to see Maddie and Greg try out our activities using the humble cardboard box 📦

We'll be posting links to our downloadable PDF instructions on our social media channels and website after the show so you can try the makes yourself! Remember to tag us in any photos or videos of your achievements using #LifeGoesONline 📸

🎬 letsgolive.show

Our mission is to inspire everyone in the North East to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their...
26/04/2020
General donations

Our mission is to inspire everyone in the North East to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their own lives.

As a charity, this is a particularly challenging time. If you can, please consider donating to support us. Thank you.

life.org.uk/donate

Our purpose is to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance …

26/04/2020
Earth Week: Ocean acidification #LifeGoesONline

To round off our #LifeGoesONline Earth Week 🌎 we have an experiment for you to try at home to learn more about how the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere affects our oceans and the animals that live in the water.

Amy has pledged to make some small changes in her lifestyle to try and reduce her carbon footprint, can you think of anything you could do to help?

Please note, adult supervision is required for this activity.

Catch up on the rest of our Earth Week activities on our website: life.org.uk/life-goes-online

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Life is located within Times Square, a five minute walk up the road from Newcastle's Central train station and Metro station. It's also only a short distance (approx 15 minutes) if walking from the city centre.By public transport Newcastle’s Central train station has passenger rail connections to all of the UK’s main cities and towns. The Metro underground system also runs through this station with trains running every few minutes to areas of Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead South Tyneside and Sunderland.Take local bus services to Central Station or the Centre For Life bus stop located on Westmorland Road. All public travel information is available from the Nexus website or Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.By carFrom North/South:Head east/west along the A1 past Lobley Hill. Merge onto the A184 and head east towards the A6082 (Redheugh Bridge). Slight left at A695/Scotswood Road. Head south toward A695/Plummer Street. Turn left at A695/Railway Street. Entrance to our 24hour multi storey car park Times Square Car Park is located across the road from the Centre.

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My daughter has lost a nomination bracelet here today while on a school trip has anybody handed it in it has her name dob and lots of other charms on there including grandma's girl Cleo Dave and a pineapple I have one heart broken little girl. X
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Paint and Sip Parties this Saturday @ Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead. Very popular classes in great venue. All materials provided, expert advice, music and a ton of fun. Beginners welcome. Over 100 paintings to choose from.
My two boys were very pleased with their bridge design today. It held 3200g!
Fantastic entertainment and good value for money. I would definitely recommend this place.
Paint your Masterpiece or a Picasso style selfie. Fun and rewarding group paint class. Beginners Welcome. Over 100 paintings to choose from. Handful of tickets left. https://www.facebook.com/events/407855823099381/
Paint your Materpiece in South Shields Museum. Paint a Picasso style Portrait of yourself or choose from over 100 exciting paintings. Fun group Art class. Beginners welcome. All materilas provided. 3 for 2 Tickets avasilable. https://www.facebook.com/events/602783410216996/
We had a fantastic time at the centre today. We spent over 4 hours experiencing all it had to offer. Highly recommend the visit! Thankyou. ☺️
My 3 and a half year old absolutely adored his visit here yesterday. He's space and science mad and loved the planetarium shows, the science theatre show (we'll be trying some of those kitchen experiments ourselves) and having a go at all the different activities and experiments. His little brain was bursting by the time we left! We will definitely be back soon, hopefully when your space zone is back open! Thank you!
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