We are now open with a new LEGO® Dinos experience. The rest of the science centre will remain closed.

Tickets will be released in weekly batches. We currently have timeslots for up to the 6 September available.

Dino Experience ticket prices

Price below includes a 10% voluntary donation


Adult (18+)

Child (aged 5 - 17)

Child (aged 4 and under)











Mission Control

For every astronaut in orbit, every experiment on the International Space Station, every satellite orbiting earth, every probe sent to another planet, there is a constellation of people planning, collaborating, thinking and dreaming.

​​​​​​​Some of the brightest stars in the industry are right here in the North East. In Mission Control, you can try out some of these roles and take part in a space mission. Design a space craft, program a Mars rover and more! 

These resources will help you get to grips with some of the roles in the space industry. Develop your skills and learn some new ones to get ready to leap into a space job here in the North East.  



Planning and designing

Space missions take years of careful planning and teamwork before getting off the ground. Try out these activities to hone your design and coding skills!

For little ones
Design a Mars rover >

For independent children
Create a 3D moon base design >
For grown-ups
Take free coding lessons >

Space careers

Martian meteorologist... space lawyer... planetary protection officer? These jobs sound out-of-this-world but every one of them is real. See for yourself.  

For little ones
What is it like to actually work in the space industry? >

For independent children
What do you need to do to get into a space career? >

For grown-ups
Want to switch careers? Find out how >

Contemporary issues

As we make more progress, we come up against more challenging questions. Should we be looking for life or colonizing other planets?  

For little ones
Are aliens real? >

For independent children
Take this space debris challenge >

For grown-ups
Spark a debate over the dinner table >

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