Don't miss the spectacular planetarium shows...they're out of this world! 

Take a spine tingling immersive journey into the wonders of the night sky with a trip around the solar system or see ancient creatures brought back to life using the latest and greatest technology.

How to buy a ticket

Tickets can be purchased from the museum shop on the day. 

Collect your planetarium loyalty card when you pay for your ticket - collect a loyalty stamp each time you visit the planetarium, get four stamps to see a show for free! Terms and conditions apply. See below for details.*

Hire the Planetarium

Did you know that the planetarium can be hired for birthday parties, private parties or corporate events? For more information, please contact the Museum on (0191) 208 6765 or email info@greatnorthmuseums.org.uk

Sea Monsters - A Prehistoric Adventure

(Running time approx 40 minutes) Cost: £2.95 adults, £1.95 child / concession, £9 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)

See extraordinary marine reptiles of the dinosaur age brought to life.  Become immersed in this unexplored world and learn about the fascinating science behind history's grandest ocean creatures.

Screening times: Monday - Sunday: 11.20am  and 2.30pm

Fragile Planet

(Running time approx 25 minutes) Cost: £2.50 adults, £1.50 child / concession, £7.20 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) 

Travel 120 million light years to rediscover home and Earth's special place in the Universe as the only known haven for life.  The journey continues beyond the Milky Way to search for other special planets that might host extraterrestrial life.

Screening times: Monday - Sunday: 12:00 noon

Earth, Moon & Sun

(Running time approx 25 minutes) Cost: £2.50 adults, £1.50 child / concession, £7.20 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)  

Join Coyote, a character with razor-sharp wit, as he learns more about the night sky.  This fast paced fun show examines how humans learn through space exploration and explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. 

Screening times: Monday - Saturday 10:40am, Monday - Sunday 12.30pm and 2:00pm, Monday - Friday 4:00pm

Seasonal Stargazing

(Running time approx 7-15 minutes) Cost: £1 any ticket, any time.

Become familiar with the starry night, with easy to follow star hopping directions and descriptive constellation tours.  Discover how to find things in the night sky and see some of the most beautiful objects in astronomy.

Screening times: Monday - Saturday: 10.20am

Infinity Express

(Running time approx 25 minutes) Cost: £2.50 adults, £1.50 child / concession, £7.20 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)  

How big is the Universe? Are we alone? These questions and more are tackled in this exciting journey through space and time. 

Screening times: Monday - Sunday 3:15pm

Dawn of the Space Age

(Running time approx 40 minutes) Cost: £2.95 adults, £1.95 child / concessions, £9 family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)  

Re-live the excitment of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights. 

Screening time: Monday - Sunday: 1:00pm

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*Planetarium loyalty cards terms and conditions: 

  • One loyalty card stamp per planetarium ticket purchased.

  • Free tickets, or group bookings (birthdays, schools etc) are not eligible for loyalty stamps.

  • Family tickets (two adults, two children) are eligible for one loyalty stamp per paying family member. 

  • Stamps are not transferable between cardholders.

  • Loyalty cards remain the property of the Great North Museum: Hancock, have no cash value and cannot be redeemed against any other purchase, or used to obtain a discount in other Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' venues.