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Visiting Life this Easter holiday?

Visitors in Dino Jaws, at Life Science CentreWe anticipate the Science Centre will be busy during the Easter holidays, as it’s the LAST CHANCE to visit the Dino Jaws exhibition (closes 15 April 2018), so we’ve put together some useful info for visitors.

While we do everything we can to keep things moving, please be prepared to queue for certain activities and on arrival.… Read more

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Visiting Life this February half-term?

Child and woman in Life's Brain Zone, with the toilet water fountainWe are anticipating a busy February half-term, with lots of families visiting to see the Dino Jaws exhibition and to take part in Poo Week activities, so we’ve put together some useful info for anyone planning a visit.

While we do everything we can to keep things moving, please be prepared to queue for certain activities and on arrival.… Read more

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The problem with paper

Ask the staff on our exhibition for how we could help improve our impact on the environment and you always get one answer: “argh, paper!” We give out programmes to visitors, we print out colouring in sheets, we print notes out for meetings, we put on activities that use paper.

The problem is that no one values a piece of paper.… Read more

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Light, bright and environmentally right

Ever been to Life Science Centre on a warm summer’s day? The western half of the building acts very much like a greenhouse. There’s a good reason for that – the building was designed so that plants could be grown in that part of the building, under enormous flexible plastic skylights.Read more

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The mysterious night-time water thief

One day, Life’s Head of Property was looking at how much water the Science Centre uses, when he noticed something odd. Life was using dozens of litres of water overnight.

There’s hardly anybody here overnight, and they don’t drink that much coffee. Was there a leak? Was someone leaving the tap running?… Read more

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Seeing Life in a new light

Like any building this size with hundreds of people entering it every day, Life Science Centre gets through a lot of energy. One thing that all of our exhibitions, labs and other spaces need is light. Which means a key way to reduce our energy consumption is to make our lighting more efficient (or to do everything in the dark, but apparently that doesn’t make for a great visitor experience, or safety record).Read more

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