A trip to our planetarium is a must for all visitors to the museum! You can blast off on a spectacular journeythroughspace and time, learning about the Universe on your way. Buy your tickets on the day in venue.
During school holidays the Planetarium will follow the weekend timetable. See a full list of school holiday dates.
Substance - A whole history of hollows and reliefs
Throughout weekends in September we will be showing a one off show in partnership with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). This unique show by Phil Coy explores the materials and processes that enable us to create images of the earth’s surface, and reveals the scars that the extraction of these materials leave behind.
Dates: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 September and 1 October
Cost: Collect a free ticket from the information desk
What are our nearest planets like? Astronaut George needs to explore and find out.
Weekends and holidays: 2.15pm
Earth, moon, sun
Join Coyote in a fast-paced, fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles.
Weekends and holidays: 11.30am
Fly me to the moon
Meet Scooter, IQ and Nat in Fly me to the Moon, a fantastic adventure for young space fans.
Weekends and holidays: 11am
Introduce your babies and toddlers to space with the Sunshine show, aimed specifically at under fives.
Weekends and holidays: 12.05pm
We are aliens
A show that looks at how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe.
Weekends and holidays: 2.55pm
From Earth to the universe
Learn about the journey of cosmic discovery, from the theories of ancient astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes.
The sky at night
This fun and informative show takes a 10 minute look at the myths and constellations of the night sky.
Weekends and holidays:
NEW: Sunstruck (from 25 September 2017)
Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun. Discover how it came to support life and how its energy will one day fade away.
Weekends and holidays: 3.45pm
- Adult £2.50
Members half price
- There is one free show every day and this will be the 10 minute 'The sky at night' show. Free tickets will be available at theinformation desk.
- Tickets are available on the day of the show from 10am until 15 minutes before the show starts (or until they are all gone, which ever is sooner).
- Tickets are only available from the information desk on the ground floor and are on a first come first served basis.
- Tickets cannot be booked in advance.
Nightwatch fact sheet
Download our monthly night sky fact sheet for interesting things to look out for in the night sky this month!