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 an 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/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

Monthly Topics

Saturday 30 June - The Milky Way


£14.50 per person (50% discount for annual pass holders). 

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 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.