Immerse yourself in the wonders of space and join one of our presenters in a journey of discovery in At-Bristol’s Planetarium!
Enjoy stunning vistas of the night sky, find out how to spot seasonal constellations and discover awe-inspiring science behind the stars.
We have 5 different Planetarium shows:
- Seasonal Night Sky show suitable for school groups Key Stage 2 and above and familes with children aged 5 and over
- Little Stars for under fives and their families
- Space Stories for Key Stage 1 school groups*
- Exploring the Solar System for Key Stage 2 / lower Key Stage 3 (ages 7-12) school groups*
- Exploring the Universe for upper Key Stage 3 / Key Stage 4 (ages 12+) and adult audiences*
*These shows are designed for school audiences but members of the public may also attend. Please call the Booking Line for details: 0845 345 1235.
- Night Sky Planetarium show £1 (aged 5 and up)
- Little Stars Planetarium show 50p (aged 4 and under)
Planetarium prices are in addition to your standard admission ticket.
You can book a seat for the Planetarium* when you buy your tickets.
Don't forget Planetarium shows are free for members.
Planetarium show times vary throughout the day and are subject to availability. Times will be confirmed through the booking process online or by telephone: 0845 345 3344
Take a trip to the stars beneath an immersive domed screen in
At-Bristol's very own planetarium.
Sit back and enjoy our presenter-led star show and discover coloured stars, giant planets and how to navigate your way through space. Have you ever wondered how stars are made or how to find the constellations in the night sky?
Suitable for all ages over five!
Get star struck in our brand new Planetarium show Little Stars, especially for under fives.
Join a member of the At-Bristol team as they lead you through a story that will take you away from this world and introduce younger adventurers to the wonders of the night sky.
Suitable for under fives and their families.
Please note that Little Stars shows run on weekends and Bristol school holidays only.
There is limited capacity for this show please book a seat for the Little Stars Planetarium show when you buy your tickets online or on arrival.
Join Ernest the Bear as he sets out to visit the moon and discovers the planets and stars. Space stories is a multi-sensory, interactive Planetarium school show specially designed for Reception, KS1 and SEN (special education needs) groups. Visit our Education programme for more information.
In the unique and immersive setting of At-Bristol’s Planetarium, students examine motions of the Sun and stars across the sky before creating scientific models to explain these observations. They will be further challenged to make predictions from the surfaces of other worlds and to investigate phases of the Moon, thinking about how this relates to the nature of our Solar System. Suitable for Key Stage 2 / lower Key Stage 3 (ages 7-13) school groups*. Visit our Education programme for more information.
In At-Bristol’s iconic Planetarium, students will be challenged to consider how scientists develop theories from the observational evidence they gather. The life cycle of stars will be investigated along with cutting-edge astronomical images of deep space objects taken at all wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. Students are encouraged throughout to think about how observations reveal the nature of the Universe. Suitable for upper Key Stage 3 / Key Stage 4 (ages 13+) and adult audiences*. Visit our Education programme for more information.
Night Sky guides
Keep up to date with what you can see in the night sky with our monthly guide.
Download the guides to find out more about each month’s stars, planets and latest space news…
Find out more about dates for the Seasonal Night Sky Shows or Little Stars in our what’s on calendar.
For information about standard ticket prices and Planetarium prices see our opening times and prices page
Planetarium shows are supported by Sky at Night magazine
At-Bristol is a proud member of the British Association of Planetaria
If our Planetarium inspires you to find out more about space then you may like to join the Bristol Astronomical Society, a friendly group of local stargazers.
*Planetarium seats are subject to availability
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