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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 >

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Download the Life Science Centre visual story >

Bede Academy

"Really good workshop (Light, Dark and Shadows). Great activities which the children enjoyed. The Science Theatre show was interesting and interactive."