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Life is delighted to be the venue for an NHS large vaccination centre, but the operation of the centre, including appointments and queueing, is solely the responsibility of the NHS. Sorry, but Life will not respond to any queries relating to the NHS vaccination programme.

The NHS has issued the following information: Only people who are invited to have a vaccine can book an appointment. For more information go to this NHS website.

Parking is available in nearby Times Square Car Park. Limited spaces are available on site on a first-come, first-served basis – sorry, but we are unable to reserve spaces. 


Due to Government restrictions, Life Science Centre, Life Meetings and Events and Times Square Café are currently closed. For any queries, please email We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Stay safe.

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

Science centre ticket prices

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Space Zone virtual tour

Here in the North East, stargazers love our famous dark skies. But did you know that the world relies on our region’s skills in space tech and engineering too? 

Come with us in Space Zone on a journey to the edge of the universe, starting from right here: Earth. Check out how we already use space tech in our everyday lives and how you can work in space without even leaving the ground. Then, launch your own rocket and see what it would be like to live on a space station! Finish your journey through Space Zone in the stars, far away from Earth. 

Click on an exhibition area and keep exploring our Universe from home. What would you like to discover first?  

Space and Society
Space: it’s vast and nothing is going on, right? But thousands of satellites are whizzing around in Earth’s orbit, helping us forecast the weather, dodge traffic jams, catch up with TV shows and stay connected.  

Find out more >
Mission Control
For every astronaut in orbit and every probe sent to another planet, there is a constellation of people planning, collaborating, thinking and dreaming. Some of the brightest stars in the industry are here in the North East!

Become a space scientist >
Working in Space
What does it take to work in space? An epic team effort! Train like an astronaut and see what it's like to work, rest and play  in space. 

Train to be an astronaut >
Solar System and Beyond
Space science today is all about answering big questions. The furthest... the biggest... the oldest... the faintest... the darkest... the deepest... often the best place to study space is right here on Earth. And people in the North East are front-runners in research of truly astronomical value.

Find out more >
NEW! Mars Challenge
Space exploration activities for children during the COVID-19 pandemic, brought to you by the Mars Challenge consortium.

View activities >

The consortium is made up of Life, Mi3 Computational Research, STEM Learning, Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity, Airbus Foundation Discovery Space and the UK Space Agency.

Bringing Life Science Centre to you! #LifeGoesONline

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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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