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Life’s planetarium has had a major upgrade and promises you an experience that’s bigger and better than ever.

Life Science Centre is home to the North’s biggest and best planetarium. Here, the skies are darker, the stars are brighter, the planets are so clearly defined, it looks like you could reach out and touch them.

Thanks to the most sophisticated digital technology available, you can:

All from the comfiest seats in the region!

We offer a mix of traditional planetarium shows and creative animated films, including films especially for under 7s. We also have a range of special curriculum-linked planetarium workshops for schools and other groups.

Please note that during term time before 2pm the planetarium can be busy with school visits. To avoid disappointment, please call us on the day of your visit.

The planetarium is equipped with an analogue induction loop and has spaces for wheelchairs.

If you're interested in learning about space and astronomy, check out the Planetarium and Space section of our blog!

"I loved the Planetarium. Very pretty and inspiring for 3 and 8 years old but very amusing for adults too."

- Marzena Jackiewicz

During very busy times, we request that you visit the planetarium, Science Theatre and Motion Ride once - this is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too. Thanks for your consideration.
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Naughty Monsters in the Sky
daily 23 January 2016 - 30 June 2016
Included in Science Centre admission

We all have questions about the things we see in the sky. Maybe monsters are the answer?

Celestial Cycles
daily 28 May 2016 - 19 October 2016
Included in Science Centre admission

Explore the cycles of nature and their connection to the cosmos in this 20 minute planetarium show.

Destination Space

Backed by the UK Space Agency, Destination Space is an opportunity for children across the UK to follow Tim Peake, the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, on his journey to space.

Live Skies
Included in Science Centre admission

Live planetarium shows led by Life's Science Explainers.

Live Skies takes place at 5:00pm from Saturday 28 May - Sunday 5 June.

TTeens AAdults* FFamilies GGroups CChildren (7-12) YYoung Explorers* UUniforms* SSchools PPre-school
*Under 7s
*Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides and Scouts