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Need to Know!
Important information for visitors

Life Science Centre will be closed from 8 January to 1 February inclusive while we make some exciting changes and carry out essential maintenance. During this time, we won't be able to accept any science centre or workshop bookings, but ice skating and outreach sessions are still available to book.

February and March are booking up fast so get in touch if you would like to visit us in early 2019!

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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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Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage groups and Reception classes will love exploring Life. Our special Playful Science workshops have been developed just for them.

At two hours long, Playful Science sessions are the perfect length for little ones, with a mix of hands-on science activities and investigations to keep them engaged. They also include free time in our Young Explorers' Zone, a fully interactive play environment designed to introduce the concepts of reducing, reusing and recycling through fun, self-directed role play activities.

Browse Playful Science Workshops >

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Stress Free Planning

Expert Team

Our expert team are on hand to answer your questions while you're planning your visit and on the day.

Our workshops are devised and delivered by trained science communication professionals, and during your Science Centre visit you'll be looked after by our friendly graduate Science Explainers.

Prices and opening

Prices for adult workshops vary, please get in touch for details.

Dates and times can be discussed over the phone when you're ready to book.

FAQs

If you can't find the info you're looking for, read our Frequently Asked Questions before you pick up the phone.

Lunches

We provide space for you to eat your lunch, and can also offer catering options for your convenience (these must be booked in advance). We have two cafés on site serving hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks, and are located just a couple of minutes' walk from various restaurants, cafés and convenience stores.

We prepare an itinerary for your visit which you receive on the day - this includes scheduled times for breaks and lunch.

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop stocks a wide range of fun, educational and themed gifts at a variety of prices. Time in the Gift Shop can be included in your Science Centre itinerary, if desired. We can also provide pre-booked goody bags.

Contact us

When you're ready to book, or if you have a question we haven't answered on the website, get in touch.

Risk Assessments

We will provide you with a full risk assessment for your visit after you book.

You can download a risk assessment for your Science Centre or Skating visit below.

Risk assessments for workshops are availavble from the relevant workshop page.
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