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Need to Know!
Important information for visitors

Life Science Centre is currently closed. This decision has been made in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. 

If you have a future booking with us, we will be in touch when we reopen to reschedule your visit or issue a refund.

For updates including information on when we are re-opening, please visit or sign up to receive enews at

Read our full statement on our closure here.

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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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Can't get to us? We'll come to you!

The most popular offers include the inflatable planetarium; the Animal Adaptation Roadshow; and Dinomaths, a day-long workshop for one class which uses students’ interest in dinosaurs to promote facility in maths.

For a standard fee of £360 per day we can send two Science Explainers to your school to deliver hour-long sessions to different groups, or to work in greater depth with a specific group.

If you'd like to familiarise yourself with the outreach visit, before Life come to your school, you can download our visual story. It's full of useful information and images, and is designed for those who may need a little additional support.

Download Life's Outreach visual story >

Outreach Planetarium

Our inflatable planetarium is available on-demand to schools across the North East. Our team of two Science Explainers will arrive at your school, set up the dome and deliver planetarium shows at an appropriate level for your students.

Depending on student numbers and the timings of your school day we can provide either 30 or 45 minute shows and we can also programme Space Days for individual classes. These include additional workshop activities such as Stamp Rockets.

Outreach Planetarium visits are charged at the standard Outreach rate of £360 per day.

Age suitability: KS1, Lower KS2, Upper KS2, KS3, KS4

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