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.
Shows and films include:
Little Stars (live)
Go stargazing without having to stay up past bedtime with lots of exciting interaction. You'll get a story and a chance to sing Twinkle Twinkle to encourage the stars to come out.
Suitable for Early Years
Look Up (live)
Listen to the story of the Great Bear and play dot-to-dot with the Plough. Learn how to find the North Star. You'll find out how light reflects off the Moon and what might be above us in tonight's sky.
Suitable for Key Stage 1
Simply Stars (live)
Lie under a starry sky and learn how to spot constellations. Discover how the way we see them changes through the night. You'll even be able to spot a few planets and objects along the way.
Suitable for Key Stage 2
The Solar System and Beyond (live)
Let's go on an amazing adventure through astronomy. Find out about the Sun, Moon and other galaxies. See real imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope – wow!
Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3
The Life of Trees (film)
Ready to discover amazing things about trees? This is the place! You'll join Delores the ladybird and Mike the glow-worm at the Creepy Crawlies Educational Institution.
Suitable for Early Years and Key Stages 1 and 2
We Are Aliens (film)
Are we alone? Is there anybody out there? Take a fascinating interactive journey through space to find out. Explore the evidence of alien life in our galaxy.
Suitable for Key Stages 2 and 3
We Are Astronomers (film)
What exactly is an astronomer? Find out about how the world's astronomers work together. You'll uncover the technology and hard work that's needed to answer the unanswered questions of the Universe.
Suitable for Key Stage 3
Cell, Cell, Cell (film)
This is where we get to explore the human body. You'll join Raj and Sooki as they take a close look inside cells. We'll discover the secrets of DNA. Did you know we all started life as a single cell? Amazing!
Suitable for Key Stage 3
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.
£600 +travel includes up to six shows
£420 +travel includes up to three shows
£1.80 per mile
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.