From re-opening on 18th August 2020 you can exclusively book The Observatory Science Centre: Morning / Afternoon / Evening.
Group packages offered before lockdown are currently unavailable.
£275 (+vat) for groups up to 20
£13.75 (+vat) per additional person
We recommend 2 - 3 hours anytime from 6 pm, ending no later than 11 pm.
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"I would like to thank you for last night, it was a really good/informative evening and everybody seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves; plus we couldn't have asked for more perfect weather conditions. The domes really are fascinating!"
Private use of The Centre.
Access to the indoors hands-on exhibits.
Telescope Tour with a knowledgeable guide, which will include a dome that is not normally open to the public.
Viewing through the historic telescopes or inclement weather contingency.
If time permits, a visit to the exhibition 'Domes of Discovery- the story of The Royal Observatory' which brings to life the 300 year history of one of the most famous scientific institutions in the world.
We have a choice of spaces available for seated catering: the Café seats up to 36 and the main geodesic dome seats up to 80.
The hands-on corridor of exhibits is an ideal space to explore with a finger buffet, served from our Café.
Our Café Manager will discuss options to suit your budget from gourmet burgers & fries, canapes to curry!
After dark all visitors should pay particular attention to where they are walking and ensure children are constantly supervised.
We recommend warm clothing is worn as you will be going outside and there is no heating.
Visitors may like to bring a torch: red light if possible.
You will be assisted by friendly, dedicated staff and volunteers. All have a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate and many are registered STEM Ambassadors. They will ensure your evening is memorable, no matter what the weather brings.
There is ample FREE parking for coaches, minibuses & cars.
The Centre is a NON-SMOKING site, which includes E-cigarettes.
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The Observatory Science Centre is part of Science Projects Ltd, a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 02186073 and a registered charity No: 298542. The registered office is 3 – 15 Stirling Road, Acton, London. W3 8DJ. UK.