Great North Museum Planetarium

12 Aug 14 - 30 Sep 15

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

Why not hire the Planetarium for your party or corporate event? For more information, please contact us on (0191) 208 6765 or email us at

Take an 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.

Shows are screened at various times from Monday - Sunday, click here for full details of times and prices. Please note that the Great North Museum: Hancock is closed on 25 & 26 December  and 1 January.

Sea Monsters - A Prehistoric Adventure

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.

Fragile Planet

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.

Earth, Moon & Sun

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.

Seasonal Stargazing

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.

Infinity Express

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

Dawn of the Space Age
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.

How to buy a ticket

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

Planetarium Loyalty Card

Don't forget to collect a loyalty stamp each time you visit to see a show for free!