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Please note that some areas will be closed from 5 September – 25 October (inclusive) as we get ready for the launch of the new Space Zone (opens 26 October). 

We’re having a few issues with the Motion Ride at the moment. If it’s an unmissable part of your visit, please give us a call first to check it’s running: (0191) 243 8268.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day on 20 September. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

The Science Theatre will be closed on 23 September as we prepare for the new show, Top Ten, which opens on 24 September. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

Memberships are not available online. Purchase these at Science Centre reception.

Science Centre day ticket prices valid from 5 September - 25 October 2019

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

£24

£8

£7

£6

Free

ANNUAL

£94

£39

£32

£21

Free

Space Zone

Exhibitions

Key info...

Included in your admission ticket

NEW! Space Zone opens 26 October 2019

Set aside: 1 hour
Who is it perfect for: 5+ 
Included in your admission ticket
Set aside: 1 hour
Who is it perfect for: 5+  
NEW! Space Zone opens 26 October 2019
Event details

Be inspired by the wonders of the Universe and how space exploration impacts our everyday lives.


It’s easy to forget we live on a spinning rock that is whizzing through space. The new Space Zone brings space close to home: find out how we’re already using space technology in our everyday lives and discover how the future of space exploration is being shaped right here in the north east of England.

Highlights include:

  • Launch your own rocket.
  • Climb inside a mock-up model of part of the International Space Station.
  • Operate a Mars rover from mission control.
  • Watch shows on a digital globe displaying Earth, Moon and planetary satellite imagery.
  • Touch a genuine Moon rock.

Plus, check out the biggest planetarium in the north of England that features a variety of shows, including a presenter-led tour of the night sky.

Space Zone has been supported through the Inspiring Science Fund. The scheme is co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome. 
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Additional support has been provided by The Garfield Weston Foundation, the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust and the UK Space Agency.


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