Life Science Centre is a unique educational resource in Newcastle upon Tyne. For over 20 years we’ve supported teachers by delivering activities that enhance and enrich the STEM curriculum. 

Over the past year, we’ve worked more closely with schools than ever before; listening to teachers and responding to their needs and the challenges they face. The new programme is our most exciting and relevant yet. Fine-tuned to meet the demands of the 21st century, it’s rooted in the curriculum with our trademark interactive approach integral to the mix.  

Browse workshops and find out pricing information below. To make a booking please call (0191) 243 8223.

Find out more in our new schools' programme guide below. 


Life promises... 

  • Exciting, relevant, and interactive STEM experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom, delivered by an inspirational team.  
  • Hands-on, curriculum-linked practical workshops in fully equipped real labs and making studios.   
  • Real science experienced in a unique science village where researchers and clinicians work together to improve the lives of thousands - providing access to inspirational role models.  
  • An award-winning science centre that injects a fun, extra dimension to your visit to create a memorable, impactful learning experience.   
  • Relevance to the lives and career aspirations of students – igniting interest in STEM, demonstrating real-world applications of science and technology, and highlighting a vast range of careers for all.  
  • Fuss-free organisation -  our team will do all the planning and organising so everything is in place to create a great and safe experience.  

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School workshops

Our unique and engaging programme of workshops and story-telling sessions have been designed to reflect current and relevant STEM themes and topics which are linked to the national curriculum. Workshops take place in fully equipped real labs and making studios.  

Extending your visit 

Extend the Life experience back in the classroom.

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No school trip would be complete without a visit to our science centre

We provide exciting, interactive zones and activities which are designed to inspire and entertain students of all ages and abilities.  

On now... 

Learning with Lightyear

Life is celebrating the return of one of our favourite astronauts, as Disney and Pixar’s Lightyear opens at cinemas soon. 

Popular culture can provide an entry point for some serious learning, and our programme is jam-packed with space activities to inspire students to explore the science behind Buzz Lightyear.

Book a science centre visit this summer and enjoy our new space themed live science show, plus a range of other out-of-this-world activities! 

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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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