Our Solar System
For little ones
Make a model of the Solar System >
For independent children
Why is the sunset red on Earth but blue on Mars? >
Help planetary scientists describe the surface of Mars >
The science centre will be closed on Monday 31 January. We are back open 7 days from 1 February.
Until 30 January, the planetarium will be closed to the public as it has an exciting upgrade.
On 1 February, the upper floor of the science centre including Play Zone will be closed to the public.
For your safety, comfort, and enjoyment, our Covid-19 measures remain in place. Full details can be found here.
Customers who subscribe to our what's on enews can enjoy a 10% discount off their science centre visit.
Upon subscribing, a discount code will be emailed to the customer and can be applied to online bookings only. This offer applies to new subscribers only and connot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
Space Zone virtual tour
The furthest... the biggest... the oldest... the faintest... the darkest... the deepest... often the best place to study space is right here on Earth. And people in the North East are front-runners in research of truly astronomical value.
In Space Zone, touch a real piece of the moon, study the stars and look further into our Galaxy than we ever have before.
Try out these activities at home and join our local astronomers in the quest to find out the secrets of space.
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