Life Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, open daily at 10am (Sun 11am)
There’s a shot in the arm for space fans in the North East with the opening of the new Space Zone at the Life Science Centre in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.
It features the biggest planetarium in the north of England, which plays host to a variety of shows, including presenterled night-sky tours. There’s also plenty of hands-on fun, like operating a Mars rover from mission control and launching your own rocket. Visitors can touch Moon rock and climb inside a mock-up of part of the International Space Station.
The Life Science Centre likes to encourage curious minds, so there are friendly Science Explainers on hand to answer your questions.
The cost of entry to the Space Zone is included with entry to the Life Science Centre, with no additional charge for special shows. Family entry is £31, adults are £12, children aged 5 to 17 are £7.50, and it’s free for 4 year-olds and under.
Visit the website for a programme of space-themed events in the new Zone.
Space is the place: see the biggest planetarium in the north of England and much more