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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre, Life Meetings and Events and Times Square Café are currently closed. The Life team will miss you! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. In the meantime, stay safe. For any queries, email us: info@life.org.uk

The Science Speakeasy event scheduled for Tuesday 1 December has been cancelled. We're sorry for any disappointment. We hope to reschedule this event at a later date, so if you'd like to hear about that and future events for adults at Life, sign up to our adult events mailing list: life.org.uk/subscribe

Life Science Centre will not be running its outdoor ice rink this year due to ongoing uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Read the full statement >

Due to the Government-imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed.

Science centre ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation
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Life is award-winning!

Good to Go accreditation 

Life has been awarded the 'Good to Go' accreditation from VisitBritain,  demonstrating that we are adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and have the required processes in place.

North East Better Health at Work Award

The Better Health at Work Awards were developed by workplace health specialists in the NHS with Public Health North East to foster health and wellbeing initiatives in the region's workplaces.

Life has received the Bronze level award for 2019.

Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

The Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme is managed by VisitEngland, and, through its network of regional assessors, boasts an incredible reputation for instigating, modifying and shaping change to the customer experience at visitor attractions across England.

Life was awarded VisitEngland's Quality Rose Marque for 2018/2019.

For more information, visit visitbritain.org

Equality Standard Gold Award

This nationally-acknowledged award is given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in how they approach equality and diversity with employees, customers and stakeholders.

Family Arts Standard

We have signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. As we continue to improve our service for families your views are very important to us - so please let us know if you have a good experience with us or tell us what you'd like us to improve.

For more information, please visit the Family Arts Standards website.

Age-Friendly Standards

The Age-Friendly Standards are a national self-assessed accreditation for cultural organisations and a recognised and trusted symbol for older audiences and family groups including older people.

We value all generations and want to provide a welcoming and positive experience for visitors, regardless of their age.

For more information, please visit familyarts.co.uk/age-friendly-standards.

TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence

Life Science Centre received this achievement in 2017, which is awarded to businesses who have consistently achieved glowing reviews on TripAdvisor.

Not-for-profit Organisation of the Year 2016

The International Centre for Life has been awarded the Not for Profit Organisation of the Year 2016 at the North East Business Awards.

Designed to reward the efforts of North East businesses, the annual awards are sponsored by the North East Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit nebusinessawards.co.uk
Ecsite Strategic Partnership Award 

In 2016, Life was highly commended for the Ecsite Strategic Partnership Award, recognising extraordinary collaboration between Life and Northumbria University. The partnership served as the basis for a continuing programme of activity that reinforced Life’s mission to be the best place in the UK for enthusing and engaging everyone in science, and Northumbria University’s vision as a research based, business focused, and professional university with a global reputation for academic quality.

Industry Green Certified

The International Centre for Life has achieved Industry Green certification in 2011/12 and is awarded 1 star in recognition of its commitment to managing its carbon footprint and improving its environmental impacts.

Industry Green certification is developed by Julie's Bicycle for music, theatre and the wider creative industries. By achieving Industry Green certification the Centre for Life is joining the UK creative industries' response to climate change and environmental sustainability.

For more information about Industry Green and Julie's Bicycle, please visit juliesbicycle.com 
Investing in Children Membership Award

Investing in Children (IiC) is a children’s human rights organisation working in partnership with children and young people to exercise their rights and participate in decisions that affect them.

Life has been recognised for listening and engaging children and young people in dialogue that has led to change.

Roy L. Schafer Leading Edge Award 2011

The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are presented annually to ASTC members and/or their employees in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments in Visitor Experience, Business Practice, and Leadership in the Field that not only enhance the performance of their own institutions but also significantly advance the mission of science centers and museums.

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Due to the government imposed lockdown, Life Science Centre is currently closed. Choose a date

Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.


If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.


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