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The planetarium will be closed from Monday 16 March - Sunday 29 March inclusive. 

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TYPE

Family (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children)

Adult (aged 18+)

Concession (over 60s, students, unwaged)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

DAY

£31

£12

£10

£7.50

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

Sensory-friendly Sundays

Special Events

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Next Date: Sunday 1 March 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

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Sensory-friendly hours

9.30am - 11.00am

Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: approx. 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages 
Next Date: Sunday 1 March 2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: approx. 2 hours
Who is it perfect for: All ages  
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.
Event details

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 and bring some proof of entitlement such as a letter showing that you receive support, or a Companion card, a Children and Young People's Network Card, or similar. 

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

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Sensory-friendly hours

9.30am - 11.00am

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