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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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Life Science Centre is a fully accessible venue providing access friendly facilities for all visitors. If any of the members of your group have special access requirements, please let us know when you book so that we can meet your needs.
To help ensure all visitors enjoy their time at Life Science Centre, we can offer:
  • Level access, with lifts to all floors.
  • Disabled toilet facilities on all floors.
  • Wheelchair spaces available in the planetarium and Science Theatre.
  • Induction loop at reception and inside the planetarium and Science Theatre.
  • Scripts available on request for our planetarium and Science Theatre shows.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Print available in large formats.
  • Wheelchairs can be loaned for the duration of your visit (subject to availability).

Life's Visual Stories


Familiarise yourself with Life before your visit by downloading our visual stories. They're full of useful information and images, and are designed for those who may need a little additional support. The visual stories will let you know what to expect on a visit to Life, or what to expect when we visit you at your school, and help you make the most of the experience.

Download the Education department visual story >

Download Life's Outreach Visual Story >

Download the Life Science Centre visual story >

Heighinton CE Primary School

"This was a really great experience, which kept the children fully engaged throughout. Thank you!"