Essential info
Please read! 

Our reopening plans are hatching soon! Sign-up to our newsletter at life.org.uk/subscribe to be among the first to find out.

 

Members will not lose out during this lockdown closure, with the renewal date of all memberships automatically extended to cover the days that Life is closed.

 

For science centre enquiries, or for information regarding educational bookings, please email info@life.org.uk.

To contact a member of our Meetings and Events team, please email meetingsandevents@life.org.uk

My Tickets

We're reopening on the 1st August with the new Brick Dinos exhibition. The rest of the science centre will remain closed.

Brick Dinos ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation
TYPE

Family

Adult (18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£22

£8.25

£4.95

Free

ANNUAL

 

 

 

 

Planetarium

Planetarium

Key info...

Daily show times are available on arrival.

Set aside: 10 - 30 mins (depending on the show)
Who is it perfect for: Everyone 
Included in your admission ticket
Set aside: 10 - 30 mins (depending on the show)
Who is it perfect for: Everyone  
Daily show times are available on arrival.
Event details

Life is home to the North’s biggest and best planetarium.

 
In our planetarium, 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:
 
  • Experience the most immersive, absorbing journeys through space and the solar system.
  • See stunning space films and visuals that you won’t see anywhere else in the region.
  • Experience real-time Live Skies shows where you can find out what’s happening in space right now.
  • Zoom through space and land on planets throughout our solar system.
  • Journey through the stars and see surfaces of planets and moons in spectacular high definition detail.
  • All from the comfiest seats in the North East!
 
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.
 


Our presenters take you on a tour of tonight's sky in Live Skies.


Explore a sky full of stars and discover planets that can be viewed from Earth without the need for any fancy equipment. Then, take a journey around our solar system to visit each planet up close.

Live Skies helps all ages enjoy space by learning a little more about what you can see when you look up.

 

Live Skies shows are held every Saturday and Sunday during term-time at 4.00pm, and on Bank Holidays and every day during school holidays at 5.00pm. 

Please note that during term time before 2.00pm 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.

During busy times, we request that you visit the planetarium and Science Theatre once - this is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too. Thanks for your consideration.​​​​​​​

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Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.


If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.


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