After Dark

A chance for adults to enjoy a child-free exploration of the hands-on exhibition floors and both a film and live show in the planetarium. 

An evening where adults are able explore their own curiosity in science with full access to the hands-on exhibits and experimentation space, the Invention Studio, as well as enjoy an immersive journey through space in the UK's largest standalone planetarium. Two live, presenter-led shows are included in the ticket price. 

During the live planetarium show the presenter will take you on a tour of the visible night sky - the stars, planets, and objects in sight - and provide hints and tips to help you find them yourselves.

Event schedule:

Each evening will consist of two live, presenter led planetarium experiences, the first giving you and overview of our Universe and the second discovering more about a particular topic which changes each month.  The exhibition floors and the Invention Studio will be open to explore and the Hub café and bar will be open for drinks and light snacks. 

18:30 - Doors open, exhibition, Invention Studio and bar open.
19:00 - Live introduction to the Universe in the planetarium (approx. 30 mins).
20:30 - Live presenter-led, exploration of monthly topic. (approx 1 hour) 
21:30 - Event ends.


£14.50 per person

Strictly ages 18yr+. If you're lucky enough to look younger, please bring ID.

Groups of 15 people or more from recognised organisations can save 20% off the ticket prices for this event (offer also applies to the Space Lectures series). Please visit the groups page for further information.

Saturday 28 April
Saturday 26 May
Saturday 30 June
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Visual warning: as with all planetarium shows, these include large moving images which may affect people with photosensitive epilepsy, balance disorders and/or extreme motion sickness. Flight Through the Universe is not recommended for those with balance disorders.