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Science Now! Hub: Growing our Future

Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 20 minutes
Science Now Hub - Materials

Get the latest, local, cutting-edge research at the Science Now! Hub.

Join the quest to a Net Zero North East! Through a range of displays, interactive activities and quizzes, find out how local scientists are taking inspiration from nature to tackle challenges that the world is facing, in a sustainable way.  

This is the latest showcase for the Science Now! Hub, which puts the spotlight on different areas of cutting-edge research taking place in our region to tackle contemporary science issues. 

It replaces the popular Buzzing About Bees collection, which explored the effect humans are having on bee populations and highlighted regional research that focussed on what we can do to help. 

Science Now Hub! Materials

Science Now! highlights

Mushroom icon.

Explore how fungi could grow within knitted structures to one day replace concrete.

Brick icon.

Learn about breathable walls that are responsive to the environment without using energy.

Dragonfly icon.

Be inspired by dragonfly wings that could help to insulate homes of the future.

Lilypad icon.

Discover the potential of replicating the properties of lotus leaves on everything from car windscreens to hospital surfaces.

Our climate approach

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.

Through workshops, exhibitions and events, we encourage visitors of all ages to understand the issues in an interactive and thought-provoking way.

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Included in science centre ticket
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