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Life Science Centre is home to the North’s biggest and best planetarium. Here, the skies are darker, the stars are brighter, the planets are so clearly defined, it looks like you could reach out and touch them.

Thanks to the most sophisticated digital technology available, you can:

All from the comfiest seats in the region!

We offer a mix of traditional planetarium shows and creative animated films, including films especially for under 7s. We also have a range of special curriculum-linked planetarium workshops for schools and other groups.

Please note that during term time before 2pm the planetarium can be busy with school visits. To avoid disappointment, please call us on the day of your visit.

The planetarium is equipped with an analogue induction loop and has spaces for wheelchairs.

If you're interested in learning about space and astronomy, check out the Planetarium and Space section of our blog!

"I loved the Planetarium. Very pretty and inspiring for 3 and 8 years old but very amusing for adults too."

- Marzena Jackiewicz

During very busy times, we request that you visit the planetarium, Science Theatre and Motion Ride once - this is to allow other visitors to enjoy the experience too. Thanks for your consideration.
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Little Bear Goes North
daily 23 July 2016 - 31 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Little Bear is back for a new adventure.

Is there anybody out there?
daily 10 February 2017 - 31 March 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Could there be life on other worlds?

Live Skies: Satellites
18 February 2017 - 26 February 2017
Included in Science Centre admission

Enter the planetarium to see the stars and the planets above as they’ll appear tonight.

Live Skies
Included in Science Centre admission

Live planetarium shows led by Life's Science Explainers.

TTeens AAdults* FFamilies GGroups CChildren (7-12) YYoung Explorers* UUniforms* SSchools PPre-school
*Under 7s
*Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides and Scouts