Life Science Centre is open on weekends only until Saturday 23 October, and then we're back open 7 days. Tickets for timed slots can be purchased online in advance of your visit. Some slots on the afternoon will be kept free for walk-ups - but booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
Our safety measures remain in place. This includes the Life team and visitors being asked to wear a face covering unless exempt.
Our unique perspective on a global challenge
The Life Approach: Inspiring Curiosity and Action
As the North East's biggest science centre, Life is committed to helping audiences make sense of complex, controversial and often scary subjects, like climate science. But we also want to inspire and galvanise everyone to consider their role in creating a greener, healthier, and fairer future.
From workshops exploring how human activity has disrupted the Earth’s natural cycles to quirky virtual events for adults considering future food solutions, the Life approach is always engaging, interactive, fun, and relevant.
Find out more in our new climate document below.
What is COP26?
The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021.
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
What's your beef? Is fake meat fake news?
In a society of meat-lovers, could lab-grown meat be the solution to the climate crisis? Join us for an evening of lively debate at our upcoming Climate Special Science Speakeasy, on Thursday 21 October, 8:00pm.