All the exhibits will be available both indoors and outside plus the shop, cafe and our outdoor catering van, the Launch Box will also be open. The Launch box will be serving delicious burgers, hot dogs, falafel burgers and fries and you will be able to purchase drinks and snacks in our cafe. A portion of fries is actually included in the cost of the admission.
Although it will still be light outside you will be plunged into darkness to witness some of the most magnificent sights of our awesome night sky in a fantastic, planetarium show in our inflatable dome. Please note that if the weather is particularly windy the planetarium show will be in one of our magnificent telescope domes which is on the first floor and only accessed by 2 flights of stairs. Please contact The Centre if you have any mobility issues.
The planetarium shows will be:
- May 20th: 5.45pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm
- June 24th: 5.45pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm
- July 29th: 5.45pm, 6.45pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm
If you have a preference, please let us know which show you would like to attend in the special requirements section when you make your online booking. Otherwise you will be allocated a specific time and we will confirm this via email.
Gates open at 5.30pm and while you do not need to be on site at 5.30pm, please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before your planetarium show because we won't be able to squeeze you in to a different show.
The Launch Box, serving your fries (and other delicious food to purchase) will be open from 6pm - 8pm ONLY.
PLEASE NOTE: We cannot admit under 4s to this event.
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