Life Science Centre,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
We headed over to centre of life this weekend for a whole lot of spook-tacular fun after being kindly invited along. We recently visited and had a fab day exploring their Lego exhibition, experiencing their planetarium shows and lots of science fun. Read all about it here.
All their general activities are still running alongside their Halloween schedule.
They are only open on weekends only until Saturday 23 October, and then there back open 7 days – just in time for half term.
On arrival, we showed the receptionist our booking via email. Tickets for timed slots can be purchased online in advance of your visit. Some slots will be kept free for walk-ups – but booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
They do still ask if you can wear a mask for safety unless exempt.
The first Halloween activity, we took part in was the Monster mash-up in the Making Studios. You can create a monster shadow puppet from different spooky parts that they have already made up on their table full of cauldrons.
The girls received a paper bag each and were allowed to pick their own crafts to take back to their table.
When we approached the making studio, the staff were super friendly, they showed us to our table. They explained over the craft lab area and over the instructions.
We also had paper instructions to go over or they do say the children can just get creative if they like. The girls really enjoyed this activity.
We then headed for the Trick or Treat pop-up science. They have a load of pumpkin pots, the staff member will let you pick one and they will perform out the trick or treat with you.
You can choose Choose from mesmerising illusions where balloons scream and writing disappears.
The girls picked one each, the got the balloon trick where the balloon screams, they got to draws a monster face on it first before hand. The staff then showed them the trick and let them do it themselves afterwards.
They also got the bunny trick where the bunny goes bigger and smaller.
There was also a skeleton trail, you can walk around and see if you can find the life-sized skeletons around the centre.
And then there was the Spooky Science live show. Explore what scares us and why. Expect strange noises; mysterious moving objects and a creepy pumpkin that vomits spooky bubbles. The girls couldn’t experience this one as you’ve got to be 7+ but it looked spectacular.
– Family (2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) £34.00
– Adult £15.00
– Child aged 5-17 £8.00. -Child aged 4 and under FREE
Check out other Halloween events here.