@ Life Science Centre

Book Now

22 July 2017 - 04 September 2017

Included in your admission ticket

Dino Jaws – an amazing exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs, including a life-size model of a T. rex head – is a must-see for all families this summer and a sure-fire way to make holiday boredom extinct. And, with schools out for summer, our Annual Pass is a great value option if you want to keep coming back to visit your favourite dinosaurs.

The dinosaur domination continues in our planetarium, as our Live Skies show – a guided tour of the night sky – explores constellations, planets and asteroids, with a look at how an asteroid is the prime suspect for wiping out the dinosaurs and some of the whacky but real space missions that might save us from a similar fate!

Throughout the summer holidays, you can also unearth your crafty skills in our Making Space with a different dinosaur-themed activity each week:

22 – 23 July, Flat Pack Dinos  
Just a bit of cardboard, foil, a few buttons and some plastic? Nope, these are the ‘roar’ materials to design your very own dinosaur.
24 – 30 July, Dinosaur Silhouette Art
Get creative with pastels to make a colourful picture before adding some dinosaur silhouettes to create a work of art.
31 July – 6 August, Dinosaur Sculpture
Get to grips with air drying clay to make a dinosaur fossil or sculpt your own prehistoric creature to take home.
7 – 13 August, Dino Costumes
Use fabric, paper, card and wire to make your own dinosaur costume. Will you need a tail, wings, giant feet – or all three?
14  20 August, Dinosaur Animation
Find out how to make easy animations including a simple spinning illusion, a flip book or try your hand at  a stop frame movie.
21  27 August, Dinosaur Linkages
Make your own moving dinosaur. You can decide if it has snapping jaws, a lumbering walk or even wings.
28 August  3 September, Build a Dino  
A simple paper cup is the starting point to design your own dinosaur model. Use the creatures in Dino Jaws for inspiration or let your imagination run wild with bright paper, feathers and other materials.

Don’t forget, one ticket gets you entry to everything at Life Science Centre, meaning you can also explore the science of sounds in the new Science Theatre show Bang, Crackle, Pop and jump aboard the 4D Motion Ride* for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – Chase over Atlantis.

Hatchlings can play and explore in the Young Explorers’ Zone (suitable for under 7s), whilst older kids can don a lab coat and goggles to try out real science experiments in the Experiment Zone.

Life Science Centre
Times Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear

Book Now


Events Finder


Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

Moving Dance Tribute to the North East’s Heritage, Stairwall – The Things We Find by Esther Huss, Reinvigorates Industrial Communities

Inspired by the notion of ‘almost too serious’, Stairwall - The Things We Find, is a playful exchange of dance, visual art, and music, which holds the beauty of the North East, and the stories communities offer at its core.

Read More

Celebrate the Festive Season with the Tyne Theatre and Opera House!

Coming to a show Tyne Theatre and Opera House is a great way to kick-start your Christmas – and you’ll be spoilt for choice. From Panto to Ballet, from crafting to music, the Theatre has something for everyone.

Read More