Planetarium

Lift off beyond the stars with our daily planetarium shows

Tickets

Adult £3
Child £2

Members go free

Become a member to get free unlimited entry to the planetarium. Prices from £30.


Buy your tickets on the day at least 15 minutes before the show starts from our information desk on the ground floor.

Enjoy a FREE show every day with our 10-minute 'The Night Sky' show. Get your free tickets from our information desk.

Travel through space and time and discover the wonders of the universe in our immersive, fulldome planetarium. Using the latest in video technology, explore mysterious planets, experience the birth of the sun, and hunt for alien life in a cinema experience to remember. 

What's on at the Planetarium 

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Explore deeper into the mysteries of our galaxy and the journey of cosmic discovery with our NEW shows suitable for adults. Narrated by award winning actress Tilda Swinton, join the exciting hunt for dark matter in 'Phantom of the Universe'. 'Hot and Energetic Universe' showcases imagery from the most advanced celestial observatories where you can discover the violent and powerful forces that have helped build our Universe. If you'd like to uncover the theories of ancient astronomers and learn all about today’s grandest telescopes, then 'From Earth to the universe' is just for you. Our FREE 10-minute show 'The Night Sky' takes a look at the myths and constellations of the night sky. 

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Out of this world

 If you're looking to entertain your troops, why not take them on a cosmic adventure with our family friendly shows? Whether it's joining Coyote as he explores lunar phases and 

eclipses in 'Earth, moon, sun' or following ''Astronaut George' as he explores our nearest planets, we've got just the ticket for young space fans. 


Nightwatch fact sheet

Download our monthly night sky fact sheet for interesting things to look out for in the night sky this month!

Nightwatch fact sheet December >
Nightwatch fact sheet January >

Show transcripts 

From Earth to the Universe - transcript
Sunshine Show - transcript
Autumn Night Sky - transcript

 

Show times 

Monday - Friday  

Astronaut George 
2pm

 

From Earth to the Universe
2.30pm

 

Hot and Energetic Universe
3.15pm

 

Phantom of the Universe 
4pm

 

The Night Sky - FREE show
4.30pm

 

Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays 

 

Sunstruck
10.30am

 

Earth, Moon, Sun 
11.05am 

 

Hot and Energetic Universe
11.45am


From Earth to the Universe
1.30pm

 

Astronaut George 
2.15pm

 

We are Aliens
2.55pm 


Phantom of the Universe
3.45pm

 

The Night Sky - FREE show
4.25pm

 

 

 

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