Life Science Centre

A fun, versatile and totally unique venue, the Life Science Centre can be hired for a range of uses.

As you might expect from a science centre, we love to invent and try new things, so if you have an idea that we haven’t mentioned, get in touch to discuss it with us.

As well as the main exhibition spaces themselves, the Science Centre's unique facilities are also available for exclusive hire.




Ice rink

Times Square is home to the region's favourite open air ice rink every winter from November - February. It is available for exclusive hire - why not put your event on ice!

Unique Extras

As you would expect from a world-class Science Centre, we are experts at encouraging collaboration, critical thinking and having fun! For hands-on breakout sessions, special events or dedicated team building days, our experienced team can help you create something special.

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Capacity of our rooms

  Theatre Cabaret Classroom Boardroom U-Shape Dinner
Scotswood Suite 380 180 160 100 100 240
Grainger Suite 180 96 70 60 60 120
Malborough Suite 140 64 60 60 60 100
Blaydon/Gibbs (combined) 45 24 25 24 20 40
Blaydon Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Gibbs Suite 20 0 9 16 0 12
Ridley Suite 20 0 0 15 0 12
McClintock Suite 45 24 24 24 20 30
Darwin Suite 80 48 36 36 30 60
Jenner Suite 20 0 0 12 0 12
Mezzanine 0 0 0 0 0 150