At the Science Centre

If you’re visiting as a group of 20 or more, take a look at our award-winng Ultimate STEM School Trip. This is a fun-packed day of interactive workshops and immersive exhibits. There are also spectacular Planetarium shows. Each one is designed by expert science communicators for children in key stages one to three.

This action-packed all-inclusive experience lasts the whole day. All you have to do is decide which of our six curriculum linked workshops you’d like to do, and we’ll do all the rest. Will you blast off on an astronomical adventure to discover the secrets of the stars in Discover Space. How about coding your own robot to walk its very own robot catwalk? Or what about a loud and interactive sound workshop where students will explore how we hear and process sound?

And that’s not all! All visits will get their very own bespoke Planetarium show, suited to your group. Take a seat and zoom through the Solar System for an experience you’ll never forget. The massive 360-degree screen is all around you making you feel like you're flying through space. You'll find out fantastic space facts. Learn all about the planets up above us. And discover secrets of the stars. There’s lots of time to explore the two floors of interactive exhibits too. Climb into a massive guitar and feel it vibrate when people pluck the strings. Experience the acoustics of a sonic rocket. Get right inside a giant ear and see how it works. Blast off on an out-of-this-world journey through Explorer:Space. Find out what it’s like to live and work in space. Explore meteorites and space rocks. Learn about the Solar System and our planet. You can even find out what atmospheric pressure does when you blast off into space.

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Planetarium photo showing the audience looking up at a starry sky on the screen Interactive science exhibition photo showing two girls playing with a giant guitar Interactive science exhibition photo showing three boys smiling and pressing buttons on an exhibit about space Interactive science exhibition photo showing a young boy with headphones on engaging with an exhibit about animal sounds
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Outside the Science Centre: Mobile Planetarium

Turn your village hall into a space portal with our inflatable Mobile Planetarium. We can bring the immersive 360° space experience of the Science Centre Planetarium to you. The state-of-the-art digital Mobile Planetarium comes with an astronomy expert. They'll present live planetarium shows, play 360° fulldome films and answer questions. The planetarium can welcome up to 40 children, including wheelchair users.

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Outside the Science Centre: digital activities

Did you know that we have digital activities available to download for use at home. Take on a Curiosity Challenge. Get up and moving with some Active Science. Or follow the step-by-step video instructions from one of our expert science communicators in a Let’s Try It experiment. Explore the learning hub on our website for activities that everyone can get involved with.

Discover what activities you can get involved with