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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!

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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Education newsletter

Read our latest education newsletter for information about our current exhibitions and upcoming Space Zone, as well as skating at Life, space-themed workshops, and GSCE and A-level practicals.

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To receive a copy of our Education Newsletter, please email: with your full name, position and school (stating email or post as a preference).

Get in touch

To find out more and discuss the best options for your school, call Noel Jackson, Life’s Head of Education, or any member of his team (0191) 243 8211 or email

To make a booking or for details of workshops and prices call (0191) 243 8223.

Workshop feedback

"Excellent session. Very knowledgeable about the needs of our group. Children made excellent progress in scientific skills and knowledge."

June 2017