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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.

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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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