Sensory-friendly Sundays

Key info...

 Set aside: approx. 2 hours
 Who is it perfect for:  All ages
Sensory-friendly Sundays will be running once again when we reopen. We will post information on here when we're back.

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Join us for our monthly Sensory-friendly Sundays, dedicated quiet hours for people with autism and other sensory needs to enjoy the science centre.


Visitors will be able to explore all the exhibitions in the science centre and enjoy a relaxed performance in the North’s biggest planetarium.  Lighting and sound levels will be altered to accommodate those with sensory needs.

Our autism-friendly hours are 9.30am – 11.00am. You are welcome to stay after this time if you wish but please note that our traditional programme, lighting and sound levels will resume from 11.00am.

Ear defenders and sunglasses for both adults and children are available to hire for a £10.00 refundable deposit (subject to availability). We also have sensory bags available which include both ear defenders and sunglasses, as well as a copy of our visual story and some fidgets. These are available to hire for a £20.00 refundable deposit. Hand dryers in all areas of the centre will be turned off for the duration of the session.


Helpful resources

Download our Visual Story and Sensory Map to go through before the day. These resources will also be available at reception when you arrive. 


Are you a carer?

Carers are granted free admission to Life Science Centre. If you're booking online, please add a free Carer ticket to your basket. 

Please note: The Science Theatre will be closed until the science centre opens to the public at 11.00am.

We’re situated in Newcastle City Centre, with great public transport links and Times Square Car Park just around the corner.
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