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Life Science Centre is currently closed. This decision has been made in the interests of the health and wellbeing of our staff and visitors. It is a preventative measure only; Life is not aware of any specific risk to its visitors or staff in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

Updates, including information on when we are re-opening, will be displayed here and shared in our enews. You can subscribe to enews at life.org.uk/subscribe

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

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Science Centre ticket prices

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

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.

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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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