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Constellation Close Up: Planetarium Show

Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 20 minutes
Mother and son in Just Look Up Planetarium Show at Life Science Centre.

Leave the world behind in Life’s amazing planetarium. 

Take a tour of the night sky, in this presenter-led show.

Explore the constellation Virgo and discover a world of stargazing – without pesky light pollution or clouds spoiling the view!

Fly through the solar system, uncovering the wonders of the planets and their moons, and marvel at how big our universe really is.

Shows are on at various times throughout the day and times are available on arrival. During busy times, we request that you visit the planetarium once – this is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too.

Constellation Cygnus planetarium still.

Planetarium highlights

Planet icon.

Leave the world behind and step inside the North’s biggest, most advanced planetarium.

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We promise super comfy seats so you can completely relax, and there’s space for wheelchairs and pushchairs too.

Telescope icon.

Life's planetarium uses state-of-the-art projectors to give ultra-rich, high-resolution visuals and provide an immersive experience.

Accessibility information

The planetarium is an enclosed dark area. During the show, the lights are dimmed in order to enhance the experience. It is equipped with an analogue induction loop and has spaces for wheelchairs.

Shows feature voiceovers and sometimes music which can be loud. Ear defenders are available from reception for a refundable deposit. Shows take place several times throughout the day and times are given to visitors on arrival.

‘We loved the Planetarium show.’

Diane, Trip Advisor.

‘The planetarium was amazing.’

Sarah, Trip Advisor. 

‘I loved seeing the show in the planetarium.’

Lauren, visitor. 

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