Planetariums

A Planetarium school visit typically entails stepping out of the classroom and into a dome shaped theatre to experience the viewing of interesting educational astronomical and science shows. Offering children and youths of all abilities an exciting opportunity to learn about science and things they may not have known existed in a visual & practical manner. Planetarium workshops and shows benefit both younger and older children through exposure to experiences that cannot be replicated in a classroom and often inspires them to increase their understanding because they can contextualise curriculum related topics. Skills for observation and comprehension for a person’s surroundings can be gained and are essential tools for lifelong learning through awakening curiosity and leading to inquiry. Planetarium school trips are appropriate for all Key stage 1, 2, 3 & 4 level pupils’, however, may especially assist with GCSE Astronomy, general environmental science, and Physics at GCSE level. What a person learns will depend on the Planetarium visited and the shows that are offered, so take a look at our listed venues to discover how your trip can be made more relevant through a planned trip.


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Extensive education programme, aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence, that offers presenter-led learning activities for a range of STEM topics & education levels. Visits include access to over 350 exhibits & a huge choice of interactive experiences.
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Immersive Experiences offers a broad range of educational and entertaining digital dome shows for Key Stages 1-5 as well as Nursery and Reception.
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At-Bristol is a thriving, hands-on science centre and an educational charity with a mission to make science accessible to all.
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West Midlands Safari Park is an award-winning visitor attraction, making it a fantastic option for school trips and educational visits. Experience and explore the World of conservation at their new Safari Academy in a day full of learning.
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Science Dome offers a variety of shows for all age groups, including the Moon landings, a trip through the Solar System, Rocks and Soils, and Dinosaurs.
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Winchester Science Centre is offering schools a brand new all-inclusive experience guaranteed to spark curiosity and ignite passion and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
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The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre was established to provide a facility where people of all ages could learn about science in a very visual and exciting way.
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