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Please be aware there is building work being carried out within the science centre but we are still open for business. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Life Science Centre will be closed 7-10, 13-17 and 20-24 May to get ready for the exciting new exhibition Game On 2.0 which opens on 25 May. The centre will be open 11-12 and 18-19 May and will re-open fully on 25 May. The pre-school day scheduled for 21 May will no longer be running. Apologies for any disappointment caused.

The Young Explorers' Zone will be closed all day 3 - 5 June. Sorry for any disappointment caused.

My Tickets

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

Kids go FREE until 6 May 2019. Use code KIDSFREE at checkout. 

Terms and conditions apply, see www.life.org.uk/terms-and-conditions for more info


Science Centre day ticket prices valid until 6 May 2019:

TYPE

Adult (aged 18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)

Concession (OAP, student or unwaged)

DAY

£11

£6.50

Free

£9

ANNUAL

£39

£21

Free

£32

Planetarium

Planetarium

"Life's planetarium is magical. Being able to see the wonder of our universe up-close will go a long way in helping to inspire the next generation of astronauts!"

-Col. Chris Hadfield

Key info...

Included in your admission ticket

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.

Live planetarium shows led by Life's Science Explainers


Our presenters take you on a tour of Newcastle's night sky in the North's largest planetarium. They also reveal some of the science behind our Museum of the Moon exhibit and show stunning images from the Chinese mission that landed on the far side of the Moon in early 2019.

But you don't need the budget of a national space agency - our night sky is for everyone. Live Skies helps young or old share our enjoyment of space by finding out a little more about what you see when you look up.

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

Please note that during term time before 2pm 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, Science Theatre and Motion Ride once - this is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too. Thanks for your consideration.

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