Many Home Educators visit The Centre regularly to explore the changing interactive exhibitions etc. The most cost effective way to make regular visits is through our Membership Scheme
We can provide many of our educational activities / tours / shows to pre-booked home educator groups if there are a minimum of 15 children in the group.
These activities are designed for specific ages / key stages and are best delivered to children of a similar age. If your group comprises a mixture of ages / key stages we may not be able to offer all activities, but will do our best to adjust by prior arrangement.
£5.25 per adult
£5.25 child (aged 4 +)
Additional activities (subject to availability) carry an extra cost per child. e.g. Telescope Tour +£1 pence per child.
Please note there is a minimum charge of £20 for a Telescope Tour / Science Show.
The Centre holds popular Home Educator Days with special offer admission of just £6 pp.
We notify the dates via social media and direct to Home Educators signed up to our mailing list.
We aim to identify dates when The Centre is less busy: so expected to be outside of main school holidays and definitely not when there are school groups booked to visit.
The next date is:
Monday 9th March 2020.
This is during British Science Week. We will have science shows and telescope tours through the day.. please check times when you arrive.
Our new science show is Spaceports & Satellites!
It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of The Observatory Science Centre from 18th March 2020 until further notice.
This decision was made in the light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and recent UK government advice, which our charity has been carefully monitoring and following.
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our absolute priority during this difficult time.
Given the uncertainty we are all facing, we don’t yet know when we will re-open. If you have booked group visits / upcoming events etc. we will be in contact when we return to work.
We sincerely wish good health for you and your families during these uncertain times and we can’t wait to welcome you back as we continue our 25th anniversary celebrations.
The Observatory Science Centre team
Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support.