For little ones
Build a satellite using household materials >
For independent children
Protect your satellite from bad space weather >
Check out this real-time 3D map of objects in Earth's orbit >
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
But thousands of satellites are whizzing around in Earth’s orbit, helping us forecast the weather, dodge traffic jams, catch up with TV shows and stay connected.
Here in the North East, people are developing amazing new ways to build satellites and use their data.
In our Space Zone, you can try out what it’s like to read the weather, launch your own satellites into space and much more. Want to find out more? Check out the activities below.
Subscribe to our e-news to keep up to date with upcoming events, offers and updates
Our standard ticket price includes a donation of at least 10%. As a charity we rely on the support of our visitors more than ever in these challenging times.
If you are happy to pay this donation and say ‘yes to Gift Aid’ when prompted, we can claim money from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme.
If you would prefer not to, please opt to ‘buy tickets without donation’ below.