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Need to Know!
Important information for visitors

Thank you for your interest in Life’s schools programme. Unfortunately we are unable to welcome back school groups until further notice.

We’re following Government guidance and working with teachers to inform our offer and when we can reopen. We look forward to welcoming you and your students back as soon as we can.

Please sign up to our education e-news to be the first to hear when school bookings re-open:

Make a booking

Ready to book? Call 0191 243 8223 Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm To enquire about educational content and suitability call 0191 243 8211 or email us.

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STEMFest in Space: 8 October 2020
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Resources to keep you informed about the pandemic.

The Experience

An educational trip to Life typically includes a curriculum-linked workshop, plus time to explore the Science Centre. From planning to booking and on the day, our experienced team provides everything you need to ensure your visit goes without a hitch.

What to expect
Curriculum-linked workshops

All of our workshops are tailored to specific age groups and delivered in our purpose-built facilities with top of the range scientific equipment.

Science Centre Visits

Visit an exhibition, get hands-on in our interactive zones and see a show in one of our breathtaking show spaces. We'll provide a full itinerary so you don't miss a thing!


Can't get to us? We can come to you! Find out more about available outreach workshops, with hands-on activities covering topics from electricity to space.

Booking your school trip is easy. Visit our Plan a Visit section for all the information you need.
Plan a visit