Group visits

The Science Centre is ideally suited to group visits, with a large on-site car park, a café, indoor/outdoor picnic tables, and a 176 seat planetarium with space for up to six wheelchair users. 

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Accessible and rewarding visits for all

Group Visits

The Science Centre's aim is to bring the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through hands-on interaction; two floors of interactive hands-on exhibits allow you to create illusions, bend light, create your own tornado and vortex, see your body through a heat sensitive camera and many other activities. You can also take an epic journey through the Solar System in our exciting new zone Explorer:Space, which includes 20 fantastic modular exhibits, covering everything from space discoveries to atmospheric pressure to the first moon landing mission.

Don't miss a visit to the UK's largest standalone planetarium for a unique, memorable and out-of-this-world experience. The 360° domed screen completely surrounds the audience, placing everyone right in the action. We offer fulldome screenings of high-quality digital films, covering a wide variety of fascinating topics. There are also live presenter-led shows that explore different aspects of the universe, from the planets to the stars. The planetarium seats up to 176 people. Please ask for the choice of shows available on the date of your visit.


We recommend that large groups take advantage of our advance online booking discount. Save 25% on General Admission when booking at least three days in advance or 10% when booking the day before. Find out more about admission to the Science Centre here.

Planetarium hire & shows can also be added (see schedule here*) – shows cost £3.50 per person when added to General Admission. Groups enjoy free entry for coach drivers, and are welcomed on arrival to the Science Centre.

Venue hire including catering and other options is also available, for events ranging from weddings to parties to conferences.

Please contact us with any enquiries on 01962 863791 (8.30am - 5pm Monday - Friday) or email

 * Weekday planetarium hire for shows may not be scheduled until close to date, in which case groups may book on demand. Please ask for advice.


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There is a large on-site car park at the Science Centre. Parking is subject to availability; please discuss your transport arrangements when booking.

Coach drivers receive free entry into the exhibition.