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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:

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 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.

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COVID-19 Hub

We've rounded-up the best resources to keep you informed about the pandemic and what you can do to help to keep yourself and others safe.

COVID-19 facts

The New York Hall of Science created a set of graphics to explain the facts of COVID-19 and shared them with science centres around the world. Watch a short video that we created with the graphics.

​​​​​​​Find out more >
Explaining coronavirus to children
​​​​​​​The publishing company Nosy Crow produced a free book to meet the needs of children during the pandemic. A professor in infectious diseases and a clinical psychologist who works for the NHS contributed to the book.

Read the book >
Local COVID-19 research
​​​​Scientists in the North East – some working onsite at Life – are part of a global effort to find treatments, new diagnostic tests and a vaccine for COVID-19. Here, we round-up the latest developments.

Find out more >
Fake news
The World Health Organisation says the coronavirus pandemic has been accompanied by an over-abundance of information – an 'infodemic' – and not all of it is accurate.

Read more >
Citizen science
​​​​​​​Download the COVID Symptom Tracker app to contribute to research on COVID-19 by researchers at Kings College London. Check in every day to help scientists monitor the spread of the virus.

Find out more >
COVID-19 safety at Life

​​​​​​​The safety and comfort of our visitors and team is our top priority. We have made changes to our operations and our offer in Life Science Centre to keep everyone safe. 

​​​​​​​Find out more >
Did you know? Cold water is just as effective as hot water for hand washing.

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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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