Catch them while you can - Dinosaurs making tracks after half-term

It has fascinated thousands over the summer, and now visitors have until 3 November to catch the Age of the Dinosaur exhibition at Life Science Centre before it heads off to its new home overseas.

Since opening in May, more than 90,000 visitors have seen the exhibition which was created by the Natural History Museum and combines stunning imagery, animatronic dinosaurs and more than 60 specimens from the Museum’s collections, including real dinosaur bones and fossil specimens.

Linda Conlon, Chief Executive at Life, said: “We’ve had a fantastic summer; Age of the Dinosaur has been our most successful exhibition to date.”

Life’s commitment to bringing inspirational exhibitions such as Age of the Dinosaur to the region, coupled with the hands-on science activities it offers for all ages, has won it a nomination in the North East England Tourism Awards, the winners of which will be announced in November.

Linda added: “We’re thrilled to be nominated in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category, it’s testament to our commitment to ensuring the best possible visitor experience with exhibitions and events that appeal not just to children but to adults as well.”

Age of the Dinosaur will be at Life Science Centre until 3 November. Other activities at Life over half term week (26 Oct – 3 Nov) include Frankenstein: Escape the Monster, the new 4D Motion Ride; star-gazing in the North’s biggest planetarium; the ‘What happens next?’ show in the Science Theatre; the hands-on Curiosity Zone and a Young Explorers’ Zone, especially designed for under 7s. Life’s ‘science explainers’ - young science graduates trained in the art of science communication – will also be on hand to help visitors make the most of their experience.

All activities are included in Life’s admission prices which are: £29.50 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children); £10.85 for adults; £7.50 for children (under 2s free) and £8.75 for concessions.

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