Planetarium

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!

Visitors at the planetarium

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.

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.

The planetarium is located on Level 3.

Planetarium Tickets

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

The planetarium is scheduled to be closed on Wednesday 3rd July and  Wednesday 2nd October.