Life Science Centre Newcastle
International Centre for Life Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, , NE1 4EP
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
Life Science Centre offers more than 100 curriculum-linked STEM workshops for Early Years through to adult learners, delivered in teaching laboratories and a state-of-the-art planetarium. At KS3 and above it offers workshops for any STEM curriculum topic but has specialist expertise and equipment for astronomy, maths, molecular biology (including PCR), microscopy and dissection.
Furthermore, the permanent exhibitions have been designed with the national curriculum in mind. In the Curiosity Zone, students are encouraged to follow the scientific process: question how things work, devise ways of testing ideas, make observations and discuss their findings. The Brain Zone has much to offer psychology students, but it also offers broader insights, such as how scientists carry out experiments when data is hard to capture. The educational content is further complemented by a changing programme of temporary touring exhibitions.
School groups can combine a visit to Life with a whirl on its open-air ice rink. Recreational ice skating can lead on to a variety of winter sports, as well as improve posture and balance. Ice marshals are on hand to provide coaching for tentative skaters and Life has special packages available if you would like to combine a skate with a visit to the Science Centre or with a workshop.