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What Santa Sees: Planetarium Show

Included in science centre ticket
Perfect for everyone
Set aside about 10 minutes
Family enjoying a festive planetarium show in Life Science Centre.

What Santa Sees is a new immersive animated show produced by Life’s in-house team.

Children can journey to the North Pole and explore the wonders of what Santa sees when he takes to the sky on Christmas Eve, in a captivating 360-degree dome show. 

Visitors can look up in the magical domed theatre and be transported to a twinkling wonderland, following Santa and his reindeer across the night sky, using stars to navigate their way. Watch how the dazzling patterns of stars change on their journey, then hold on to your hats as Santa races home before dawn. 

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.

Overhead shot of santa flying over Newcastle skyline during 'What Santa Sees' planetarium show.

Planetarium highlights

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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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