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Festive Skies: 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. 

Get lost in the stars and discover the wonders of Orion, one of the most recognisable constellations, in the Festive Skies planetarium show. 

Christmas is a time for giving and receiving so sit back and watch these themes come to life across the sky in this dazzling 360-degree dome show. 

You will be taken on a tour of the night sky, be shown how to look up and find Orion and learn some interesting information about its brightest stars. 

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.

Starry background from festive skies planetarium 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.

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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