Life is one of a number of science centres in the UK and part of an international network.
Our purpose is to inspire everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their own lives.
Life opened in May 2000, with the purpose of inspiring everyone in North East England to explore and enjoy science and to discover its relevance to their own lives. In the past two decades, Life has welcomed an average of 300,000 people a year to its science centre: families, adults and school groups. Groundbreaking research into regenerative medicine and genetics has taken place on site and made international headlines, and hundreds of thousands of people have benefitted from the NHS clinics at Life.
The International Centre for Life opened in 2000, born out of an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to creating a self-sustaining science village. Almost 600 people from 35 countries work here: researchers, doctors and nurses work alongside people in the fields of education, public engagement and business. What unites everyone is a passion for science. On site partners include Newcastle University, who chose Life for the location of their Institute of Genetic Medicine; the NHS Newcastle Fertility Centre and the NHS Northern Genetics Service.