A member of Space Crew is serving a child and their parent in the National Space Centre's gift shop.


Please note, our prices may vary from what is displayed on the website; please speak to a member of the bookings team for our most up-to-date prices.

£10 + VAT (£12.00 total) per student/school child

£10 + VAT (£12.00 total) per additional adult 

£7.50 + VAT (£9.00 total) per nursery child

1 Supervisory adult free per 10 students (years 5+)

1 Supervisory adult free per 5 students (Early years – year 4)

Shop packs are available to pre-order for your educational visit and will help you save time and money while also offering memorable souvenirs. 

Our shop pack costs £2.50 + VAT (£3.00 total).

Packs include a pen, a pencil and a 2-in-1 UFO pencil sharpener and eraser. 

These must be pre-ordered at least two weeks in advance. Ordered packs are added to your booking, with payment being taken with booking invoice (standard payment T&Cs apply). Product colour may vary. Alternative items of the same value will be provided if advertised items are unavailable.

Access the booking form here.

Each visit includes one standard planetarium show, free of charge. 

You may upgrade your planetarium show for one of the following presenter-led shows:

Key Stage 1 'Night and Day': £1 + VAT (£1.20 total) per student

Key Stage 1 & 2 'The Planets': £1 + VAT (£1.20 total) per student

Key Stage 2 – 4 'Tour of the Night Sky': £1 + VAT (£1.20 total) per student

Key Stage 2 – 4 'Journey through the Solar System': £1 + VAT (£1.20 total) per student


If you would like more than one planetarium show, or you have a student returning on an annual pass, additional shows are charged at £2.50 + VAT (£3.00 total) per show per student.

We have a variety of workshops available for reception through to Key stage 4 for more information see our workshops page.

Maximum per group: 36 students.

60-minute workshop, £175+ VAT (£210 total)

Our brand new TetraStar Space Missions are now available to book! Find out more at the Tetrastar Space Mission Experience page.

Maximum per group: 36 Students

60 Minute workshop, £240 +VAT (£288 total)

Current Shows

It IS Rocket Science - Live exciting planetarium science presentation (Please note this show includes explosions). 

Duration: 30 minutes

Maximum capacity: 60 Students

30-minute Live show, £95 +VAT (£114 total)


4 Sessions From £500 + VAT (£600 total)*

Outreach Workshops

4 Sessions From £500 + VAT (£600 total)*

We have a variety of outreach programmes to choose from. For workshops, please see our Workshops page, and for Stardome, visit the Stardome page.

Please note: We only travel a maximum of 45 minutes from the National Space Centre.

* There is an additional charge of 45p per mile for distances over 30 miles.

Operation Space Station

£200+ VAT (£240 total)

1 Hour Video Conferencing Session

£155 + VAT (£186 total)

30 Min Video Conferencing Session

£110 + VAT (£132 total)

It is recommended that you download and use one of our gallery trails to guide your students around our galleries. 

These are available in a pdf format and can be downloaded from our website and printed before your visit - click here for more information. We may not be able to print on the day and any printing will incur a cost.

£40 + VAT (£48 total) per child 

£10 + VAT (£12 total) per additional supervisor

1 Supervisory adult free per 8 children.

For exclusive hire we require a minimum of 150 children - any reductions in numbers below 150 will result in the exclusive hire status of your event changing, and you may still be liable for full payment of booked numbers. Smaller groups can book, but may be joined by other similar groups.

Sleepover events can accommodate a maximum of 200 children.


Please note: There is a £10 per child non-returnable deposit payable on booking.

The solar system's Planets and the sun, with the planets aligned and the sun on the far left. The planets' orbit paths are show by translucent grey lines.

Scouting and Guiding

Why not take advantage of our Scouting and Guiding packages throughout the year. Tickets are priced at £27.00 per child, in which you will receive the following:

Space Trail to help explore the galleries
Presenter led activities
Woven badge
Allocated lunch slot area
Entrance to the galleries
Presenter-led Tour of the Night Sky Planetarium show

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