A mobile planetarium in a classroom.

An accessible tour of the Solar System for blind and visually impaired audiences. Experience the Solar System like never before - by traveling on a spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound!

Unlike traditional planetarium shows the soundtrack takes the lead role here. Each of the objects in space are represented with sounds as well as being presented.

Listen to the stars appear and hear the planets orbit around your head. This show is an immersive experience that can be enjoyed irrespective of level of vision.

This is a pre-recorded show (there is no presenter but a member of staff will be present).

Maximum number of shows per day: 5.

An example itinerary

This is what a typical full day booking with the mobile planetarium might look like (these timings may be slightly different for schools that are further away or if the space being used for the mobile planetarium is needed for lunch):

  • 8.30am – The learning officer arrives at your school to set-up.
  • 9.30am – First show
  • 10.30am – Second show
  • 11.30am – Third show
  • 12.30pm – Lunch break
  • 1pm – Fourth show
  • 2pm – The learning office will pack away the equipment.
  • 2.30pm – The learning officer leaves and returns to Thinktank with the equipment
  • Availability: Our planetarium is available to hire on Tuesdays. From 9.30am – 3pm (including a 30 minute break for lunch). These times may be slightly different for schools that are further away to account for additional travel time.
  • Planetarium dome size: Approximately 3.1 metres high and 5 metres in diameter. This fits into most school halls or gyms.
  • Areas: We cover a radius of approximately 40 miles or 1 hour drive time from B4 7XG.

The mobile planetarium has been fully risk assessed and our risk assessment will be provided upon booking.

We also have an social story available to help prepare your pupils for our visit.


DescriptionHalf dayFull dayOne extra show
Birmingham LEA schools with more than 50% free school meals£300£395£66

Get in touch to book

Call us on 0121 348 8001 (Monday - Friday, 9.30am - 4.30pm) or email us