The new 4K planetarium system has brighter, sharper images and crystal clear surround-sound. It the only one of its kind in the West Midlands.

What is a planetarium?

A planetarium is a theatre under a dome, specially designed to help you explore astronomy, space, and the night sky. Inside a planetarium, images appear all around you, not just in front of you – it makes you feel completely immersed in the action! 

Thinktank Planetarium

Step inside Thinktank’s Planetarium and explore the outer reaches of space, get up close to constellations, journey through the night-sky and adventure through the solar system!

In addition to astronomy, there will be shows that allow you to travel through the human body; dive under the ocean; shrink to the size of an atom or allow yourself to be immersed completely in music and light.

The planetarium is located on Level 3.

Visitors at the planetarium

Special Events

Thinktank planetarium often runs special events during the year. These have included evening astronomy talks, solar observing and even theatrical productions. Visit the What's On for details of upcoming events. There is also a regular programme of monthly evening events, see the Planetarium Late's  page for full details.

Planetarium Tickets

Planetarium shows are £2.50 per person per show in addition to admission price. 

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk on arrival.

Groups larger than 10 should pay and pre-book a show before they visit: 0121 348 8001.

Scheduled Maintenance Days

There are no scheduled maintenance days at the moment.