Brownies and Cubs Badge Night

Dates: Tuesday 25th June 2024 Other dates available
Location: Science Centre
Duration: Up to 2 hours
Tickets: Child £10; Leaders free

Come and earn your curiosity badge at an exclusive after-hours event.

Is your group ready to explore science, engineering and space? Get hands-on with fun interactive exhibits. Play the huge 10-metre long guitar. Learn some British Sign Language. Delve into the mysteries of space flight. And so much more.

For even more wow, there’ll be a live Planetarium show for everyone to enjoy. Fly through the stars in an unforgettable space adventure. Blast into space and discover more about our amazing solar system.

Your Badge Nights ticket includes:

  • Live Planetarium show
  • A fun activity sheet for every child to help them explore the Science Centre. It will challenge them to think like a scientist and an engineer.
  • A Curiosity Badge for every child to take home
  • Hands-on fun across two floors of interactive exhibits that will help your group with their science, engineering and space badges.
  • A tasty snack and a drink.

Accessibility information for Badge Nights

All uniformed groups are very welcome to come to a Badge Night. We stagger the session times so every age group gets a fantastic experience. All our exhibits are interactive. That means you can enjoy them using your senses. Touch them, watch them, hear them. The exhibits are low down so everyone can reach them.

Planetarium shows can be unusual and exciting experiences. All our shows are relaxed and fun with calm presentations. If you want to call out, ask questions or swap ideas with your group about what you can see, go right ahead. It's not super dark and you can move around, go out and come back in if you like. If you have a wheelchair, we have spaces for you to sit with seats for your friends. The stairs have lights to make them easy to see.

If your group has SEND needs, we can help you create a really magical experience just for them. Just talk to our accessibility team – we're here to help.

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5pm to 6:30pm: Rainbows, Beavers and Squirrels, live Planetarium show at 5:15pm

6pm to 8pm: Brownies and Cubs, live Planetarium show at 6:15pm

7pm to 9pm: Guides and Scouts, live Planetarium show at 7:15pm

What's on After Dark this summer?

Did you know we also have evening events? Sit back and relax at Starlight Cinema as Cool Runnings plays out under the stars of the Planetarium. Watch as breath-taking Planetarium visuals bring to life the sounds of the legendary Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Find out what's going on