A learning officer holding an owl puppet in a school classroom standing in front of school group.

Take a magical journey through the night sky with your students in our pop-up planetarium!

Learn all about the night sky from Ozzy the Owl and gaze at the stars. Then fly into space and see what our planet looks like from above. Your pupils will learn about the sun and the moon and take a trip through the solar system to spot some planets. This is a fantastic introduction to space and links with the national curriculum.

Your pupils will immerse themselves in a planetarium experience without stepping outside of their school, as we bring our mobile planetarium to you. Using state of the art digital technology along with an inflatable dome, our mobile planetarium can be booked for half or a full day. For half day bookings we can run this 2-3 times, for full day bookings we can run it 4-6 times.

Maximum number of shows per day: 6

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
  • 10.15am – Second show
  • 11am– Third show
  • 11.45am – Fourth show
  • 12.30pm – Lunch break
  • 1pm – Fifth show
  • 1.45pm – Sixth show
  • 2.15pm – The learning office will pack away the equipment.
  • 2.45pm – 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