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Amazing things happen at Life. And you can help us do even more.

Help us bring science to life

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Why support Life?

The International Centre for Life (Life) is a thriving science hub in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. Its purpose is to inspire everyone to explore and enjoy science and to provide a world-class science centre where life enhancing engagement, research and patient treatment can thrive.

The NHS and Newcastle University are key partners onsite and the groundbreaking research and patient treatment that take place here have led to international recognition.

From the thousands of babies born with the help of fertility treatment received onsite, to the patients with debilitating diseases who have benefitted from research and clinical treatments, Life has made a difference to so many. There is nowhere quite like it in the world – a place where researchers, clinicians, science communicators and educators work side-by-side on one site, sharing expertise and ideas and creating a unique circle of science.

Life Science Centre is at the heart of this circle. It welcomes people of all ages, from all communities, helping them explore science, discover its relevance to their own lives and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.

Please support us so that we can continue to make a difference.


Your help will support…

Community group taking part in an activity in Life Science Centre's Making Studios.

Community Engagement

We want our science centre to be a place for everyone. Your support can help us welcome groups from underprivileged communities, and with different sensory needs.

School student exploring exciting STEM career in Life Science Centre's Space Zone.

Partnerships with schools

You can help us develop our schools programme even further, delivering activities and workshops that inspire children to explore STEM careers.

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World-class scientific research

The work being done onsite has advanced the world’s knowledge of our bodies, our cells, and our potential. Help support this unique circle of science..

Mother and new born, who have benefited from the pioneering work of the NHS Fertility Centre at The International Centre for Life.

Life changing treatments

People all over the region have come here to start families, and seek help in managing conditions so that they can live fuller lives. 

Other ways you can support Life

Become a member

As a Life annual member, you get unlimited access to our science centre. You also receive free entry to pre-school days, discounts in our gift shop and cafes, as well as special birthday party discounts. And what’s more: You’re also helping us to fund more exciting events and activities, bringing science to more communities in the North East.

Young boy in stripey shirt, looking up at Gaia, Life Science Centre's Earth replica.

Visit Life Science Centre

Whether you’re planning a weekend day-trip activity or a summer holiday treat, there’s so much to explore and do. Visit the Space Zone, pop into the planetarium, watch your little ones enjoy the Play Zone or get stuck into the Making Studios. Buy a ticket, and all activities are included.

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With Easyfundraising, you can raise money for Life every time you buy anything online, from a weekly shop to an annual holiday.

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Give a Car

Give a Car turns your old car into a much-needed gift for a UK charity. They collect it for free and either scrap or auction it, with the proceeds going to your chosen charity.

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Recycling for Good Causes

If you’ve got old foreign bank notes or broken and unwanted watches or jewellery (even if damaged or broken!), you can recycle them using freepost to raise money for Life.