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What's included?

You can bring the immersive 360° space experience of the Science Centre Planetarium into your school. You just need our inflatable six-metre Mobile Planetarium! The state-of-the-art digital dome comes with an astronomy expert too. They'll present live planetarium shows, play 360° fulldome films and answer questions. The planetarium can welcome up to 40 children, including wheelchair users.

Speak to us about bringing the Planetarium to your school

Shows and films include:


Before you book please read the following information:

  • The Mobile Planetarium needs an indoor area of 8m x 8m with a 4m height clearance and access to power. It takes one hour to set up and 45 minutes to pack away. If you're using a lunch hall, there won't always be enough time to pack down before setting up tables. It's best if lunches are held somewhere else.
  • The maximum audience size is 40 KS1-2 children or 25 KS3 children and 2 adults. Capacity is limited by risk assessment so we can evacuate it quickly using the dome-flip method.
  • Accommodating chairs and wheelchairs may reduce capacity. Please ask us to help you with this.
  • The Mobile Planetarium is available for schools and groups that are up to a one hour drive time from the Science Centre, please get in touch to discuss your location if you are unsure.
Email our education team to book
  • Full Day
    £600 includes up to six shows
  • Half Day
    £420 includes up to three shows

Accessibility info

Accessibility information for the Mobile Planetarium

We can make changes to the Mobile Planetarium to meet the needs of your pupils. This includes offering a relaxed planetarium screening and providing visual supports for SEND and EAL pupils. We can also send you pre-teaching resources in advance.

If you would like to talk to us about your pupils' individual needs beforehand, please get in touch. We're all here to help.

Get in touch with our accessibility team
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Children loved it. I can talk about it in a classroom but what are they more likely to remember? Definitely the dome!

Teacher, Years 5 and 6
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The planetarium was the most beneficial, rememberable, real life experience.

Teacher, Year 3
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The experience ignited their love of science and opened their eyes to careers available to them.

Teacher, Year 2

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