It has created a sensation across the world and now to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, the Life Science Centre has brought the Moon to the Toon!

Suspended in the air, the seven-metre-wide Museum of the Moon sphere is an internationally-acclaimed artwork which allows visitors to explore the Moon’s surface in incredible detail.

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, which has been seen by millions of people throughout the world including being exhibited at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, at five cities in India and in Aarhus in Denmark for the European Capital of Culture.

Fusing imagery captured by the NASA spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter with a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones, the interstellar display is included with admission to Life Science Centre.

Special discounted tickets to visit Museum of the Moon after 2.00pm on weekdays and 4.00pm on weekends are available and can be purchased online in advance at

Beyond the Museum of the Moon, visitors can also find out more about the Moon in the planetarium show Moonstruck, explore the world of sci-fi in the exhibition Alien Invasion and be entertained with the new show Kitchen Science in the Science Theatre.

The artwork will shine in Newcastle until 6 May 2019.