About Planetarium Weekend Shows

Step inside our Planetarium and join us for one of our planetarium shows.

We have three different shows running every day at the weekends. The show schedule is shown below.

Planetarium shows cost £3.50 per person per show (£3 for members), in addition to Thinktank's admission price.

Pre-booking available online as an add-on activity when you purchase your admission tickets.

Weekend planetarium shows


The story is about Vladimir the polar bear and James the penguin, who meet at the North Pole; they then try to understand why their respective homes have such long winters.

Using Vladimir’s ingenious construction skills and James’ scientific knowledge they take a journey into space to observe the Earth, and compare their observations with other planets in the solar system.

Their journey is not all plain-sailing, and we share some of their adventures on their quest for knowledge.

Show length 28min, all ages, ideal for young families.

Show times: 11.00am, 1.40pm, 3.00pm

Seasonal Stars: Autumn

Show about easy-to-see objects in this season's sky; includes how to find the North Star, how to identify a satellite and find some of the seasonal constellations.

This includes the 10min show Solar Quest
A show that demonstrates how the Sun and Earth are interconnected and that we are “Living with a Star.”

Length of show: 20min, suitable for all ages.

Show times (until 17 Dec): 12.30pm and 4.00pm

Dark Side of Light

For several centuries, we have become accustomed to lighting up artificial light sources after dark. Living organisms, both, plants and animals, have adapted to the natural cycle of day and night for tens of millions of years; our biorhythms work in accordance with sunrise and sunset.

The artificial disruption of this cycle has serious consequences, not only for our health but also for the environment and the economy.

So why is the increasing level of artificial lighting dangerous for us? We'll take a look at what is hidden under the term light pollution and what each of us can do about it.

Show length 22min, suitable for 5+

Show times: 11.45am, 2.20pm

All shows are subject to availability and may change at short notice.