The Planetarium and the whole of level 3 will be closed on Tuesday 21st January, this also includes MiniBrum and the Futures gallery.
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!
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.
Thinktank planetarium often runs special events during the year to support significant events. Events in the past 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 shows are £2.50 per person per show in addition to admission price. Annual Pass holders can enter for free but must book a ticket.
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.