The Life Science Centre in Newcastle was the first Culture Trip that I ever did on this blog. I am happy to tell you that it is going to reopen on Saturday 1 August 2020 with a stomping new visitor experience.
The new Dino Experience, which includes the Brick Dinos LEGO® exhibition, must be pre-booked online – a safety measure that Life has introduced to significantly reduce visitor numbers. Timed slots to visit are available to book from Friday 17 July.
Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of Life, said:
“We’ve created a new experience that combines two of our favourite things: LEGO® and dinosaurs. Many of our exhibitions and theatre spaces, including the Young Explorers’ Zone, need to remain closed for now, but we’re sure that what we have on offer will delight and inspire visitors.”
The Dino Experience starts with some LEGO® brick fun with the Dinosaur Challenge, in which visitors will be tasked to build a dinosaur using only six bricks. (Each visitor will be given their own unused pouch of LEGO® bricks for the challenge.)
The Brick Dinos exhibition crated by Artist, Warren Elsmore and his team worked with a palaeontologist to carefully recreate some of the largest beasts in miniature LEGO® brick form.
The features of the exhibition are the 4-metre-long masiakasaurus and the pterosaur (commonly known as a pterodactyl) hovering overhead, with an impressive 2.4-metre wingspan.
Centre For Life has introduced safety measures due to the pandemic. Everyone has to wear a face covering, including Life’s staff. There will be a clear one-way route and everything is spaced out so that visitors can keep socially distanced from other families.
“Our brilliant team will make sure you have a safe and entertaining experience.”
For more information on the Lego Exhibition at the Centre For Life, click here