Pre-booked daytime groups from £6.45 per student.
You can add a guided Telescope Tour, Science Show or Team Challenges for an additional £1 per student (each activity). These activities will be delivered in English, but dialogue will be kept to the appropriate level.
Minimum charge £30 for Tour / Show / Team Challenges.
Supervising adults (and coach driver) admitted FREE of charge.
Please contact us to check availability for your preferred visit date. Details can be taken over the phone or you can email us with your booking enquiry.
Exhibits Find out more Access to the interactive exhibits indoors and outside (weather permitting).
One of the copper clad domes houses 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. Time to explore the exhibition is included in your visit.
Visits can be booked for daytime or evening.
A daytime visit is expected to last 2 - 3 hours depending on whether you book extra activities, catering etc.
Every purchase helps to support our charity ...
Our Gift Shop is packed with a fantastic range of souvenirs and pocket money science toys as well as resources & astronomy related items.
Our Café and The Launch Box catering unit serve burger & fries, toasties, hot dogs, sandwiches & light meals etc. as well as cake and coffee!
You can pre-order for your group to save bringing packed lunches etc.
Please tell us at the time of booking if you intend to picnic on site and we will endeavour to have an indoor space available for inclement weather.
To experience the site after normal visitor hours is an exciting experience and we will open exclusively for your group.
Interactive indoor exhibits will be available.
The evening includes an atmospheric Telescope Tour presented to groups of students with an enthusiastic astronomer on hand to answer questions. Weather permitting we also lead you to view the night sky through an historic telescope.
£8.45 per person. Minimum charge for 30.
All accompanying adults are FREE of charge.
Evening visits are tailored to the times you require, but usually start after 6.00 pm and finish before 10.30 pm.
Please contact us to discuss options, including catering (additional charge).
The Observatory Science Centre is an historic site and visitors must take care at all times... Student groups will not be admitted if they have insufficient adult supervision.
FREE parking for coaches, minibuses & cars.
Dedicated team of employees and volunteers: all have a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate and many are registered STEM Ambassadors.
This is a NON-SMOKING site, which includes e-cigarettes.
CCTV is operating throughout the site.
Payment is due in advance or on the day by BACS, cash, credit card or cheque (cheque payee: 'Science Projects Ltd').
We are only able to accept voucher entry by prior agreement.
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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 Unit 1 Warren Farm, Steventon, Basingstoke, Hampshire UK, RG25 3BL.