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Constellation Close Up: Planetarium Show

Included in science centre ticket
Age 7+ recommendation
Set aside about 25 minutes
Father and daughter in Constellation Planetarium Show at Life Science Centre.

Explore the constellations that mirror the North East skies.

Leave the world behind this spring in Life’s amazing planetarium. 

In this presenter led show find out how to spot Orion in the night sky; and delve into its history and mythology, as well as the stars that make it up.

Shows are on at various times throughout the day, show 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. Thanks for your consideration.

Star alignment at Life Science Centre's constellation close-up virgo show.

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.

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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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