A trip to our planetarium is a must for all visitors to the museum! You can blast off on a spectacular journey through space and time, learning about the Universe on your way.
During school holidays the Planetarium will follow the weekend timetable. For a full list of school holiday times click here.
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.
Weekends and holidays: 1.30pm
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:
- Adult £2.50
Members half price
- There is one free show every day at 4.30pm. This will be the 10 minute 'The sky at night' show. Free tickets will be available at the information 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, whichever 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.