Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Spaceport, Seacombe Ferry Terminal, Victoria Place, Seacome, Wallasey, Wirral CH44 5QY

Contact: 0151 330 1444

Website: http://www.spaceport.org.uk/school-visits

Description

A learning experience through space and time.

Spaceport, is an education attraction with direct links to the science/astronomy curriculum. For children aged 6 – 11 (Key Stage 1 and 2) the following parts of the space curriculum are featured at Spaceport: Earth and our place in our Solar System. Our relationship with the Moon and the Sun.

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mersey_ferries/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/spaceportuk

Why you are you a great place for educational visits?
After you have visited our downstairs galleries you can treat your students to a bit of fun on the first floor in the brand new Sci-Fi Icons exhibit. A private collection of Star Wars Memorabilia from one of the UK’s biggest collectors.

What does a typical educational visit include?
As part of your visit to Spaceport, you can become a virtual space explorer in our 360 degree, Space Dome Show, where our latest show Astronaut is showing. Here your class will learn how an astronaut is trained and the dangers they face in space.

Primary schools visiting Spaceport can also take part in our Rocket Launching Workshops (for an additional fee of £1.00 per child) and learn how to launch a rocket using compressed air. Each pupil gets to take a rocket kit home - please ensure you book in advance as places are limited and are only suitable for primary school children.

A visit to Spaceport typically takes at least two hours, of which approximately 30 minutes is spent in our space dome theatre show.

What group sizes do you cater for?
Maximum number of students 100 per booking.

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any useful information?
You can find all of our teacher’s materials on our website at www.spaceport.org.uk/school-visits/Pages/Downloadable-Resources.aspx

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio?
There are no photographic restrictions, we would love you to share photos of your trip with us on social media.

What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
There is a risk assessment document on the Downloadable Resources page of our website. We would love to welcome you for a Fam Visit call 0151 330 1444 (Mon-Sun 8am - 8pm) or email spaceport.schools@merseytravel.gov.uk

What is the cost of the visit?
Child (5-15) Spaceport - £6.00
Child (5-11) Spaceport + Rocket Workshop - £7.00
Child (5-15) Spaceport & Mersey Ferry Cruise - £8.00

We are pleased to offer schools, one supervisory adult free per six paying children.

Please list facilities available.
There is a shop, vending machines with snacks and drinks and an indoor picnic area.

What are your disabled facilities?
All of the attraction is wheelchair accessible, if your group has additional needs (for example might require a shorter film or a quieter visit) please talk call us and we will do our best to accommodate your group.

What are your opening days and hours?
Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 3.00pm


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Museums Planetarium Science & Technology

Curriculum Topics Covered: Design and Technology Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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