There are usually a variety of planetarium shows throughout the day.
Planetarium shows are £2.50 per person in addition to the Thinktank admission price. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk on arrival.
Shows being shown this season are listed below. Check on the day for exact shows and timings
Discover wonderful things visible to the naked eye in the sky above your home tonight. Learn to confidently tell the difference between stars and planets; marvel at fascinating facts about our place in the Cosmos and much more.
Presenter-led show, Show duration 25 minutes.
Ice Worlds (New this Season)
The delicate balance between ice, water and the existence of life has been a topic of scientific inquiry for generations. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, we'll examine the ecosystems that exist and thrive there and learn how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we'll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our Solar System. Winner of five Telly Awards. Narrated by Academy Award nominated actress, Emily Watson. Produced in cooperation with the University of New Hampshire, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, with the support of the National Science Foundation.
Automated show, show duration 25 minutes
Take a tour of the planets in the solar system. There is no narration in this show, ideal for under 8s.
Automated show, show duration 10 minutes
We are Aliens
The Little Star that could
The Little Star That Could is the story of Little Star, an average yellow star searching for planets of his own to warm and protect. Along the way he meets other types of stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets, and each planet is introduced with basic information about our Solar System.Particularly suitable for children 4 to 9 years of age, yet educational for the whole family.
Automated Show, show duration 25min