Life Zone

Younger visitors love exploring Life Zone!
Fun, educational and interactive, kids have a great time finding their way around the colourful, hands-on exhibits and learning more about how their bodies work and how to stay healthy.
They can follow the progress of a pea through the intestines, find out more about the brain, discover how high they can jump, and see how long human intestines are.
Children can also discover more about their teeth, what the brain smells of (cheese!), how their skeleton helps them move and bend, the difference between human and animal bones, and how hard the heart works, continually pumping blood to the lungs and delivering oxygen to the rest of the body.
The Life Zone! is one of our most popular exhibitions among families and children. It makes learning exciting and enjoyable and will inspire your kids to find out more.

Exhibitions and events

Leeds 1842

Permanent exhibition

The sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian street in Leeds will transport you back in time to 1842 and we’ll introduce you to a range of characters who lived there at the time.   Queen...

Health Choices

Permanent exhibition

In Victorian times there was a cure for everything – at least, that’s what many of the quacks and chemists of the time claimed!    This exhibition explores the choices on offer...

Disease in Retreat

Permanent exhibition

Disease in Retreat is a great antidote to our crowded and disease-ridden Victorian street! Here you can find out how scientific discoveries gradually led to a greater understanding of disease and a...

Fantastic Plastic

Permanent exhibition

What scent should a medical face mask have? Which material would you choose to make a replacement hip? Come and learn from the experts!   Today, we take plastic for granted, but it plays a key...

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