Learn about space in our planetarium, handle actual meteorites and discover the size of the Solar System in our space workshop!
Suitable for ages 7+ (children under 7 will not be admitted)
Planetarium Show approx. 45 minutes
Handling Session approx. 15-30 minutes
Please note Southend Planetarium is located upstairs in the Central Museum, and is only accessible via stairs.
For queries about content suitability please call 01702 212345.
Booking closes 24 hours before the sessions begin.
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My child is younger than 7 - why can't they attend?
The content of Space Plus is suitable for ages 7 and above. The Planetarium Show is a very dark experience, which can unsettle younger children and as an extended event, (including a Handling Session after the show), the length of time required to sit still is not suitable for those younger than 7 years. Our Stories In The Sky sessions are specifically aimed at our younger star-gazers, and are also operating through the summer.
I am an adult accompanying my child - do I need a ticket?
Yes. As the Planetarium has limited spaces each person in your party, whether adult or child, must have their own ticket.
Is there wheelchair access?
As the Planetarium is located on the first floor of Central Museum, and there is no lift facility, we regret there is currently no wheelchair access to this event.
Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you do not have access to a printer, we will accept your ticket on your smartphone. If you are not able to hold your ticket on your phone, please make sure you have ID with you so we can find you on our Guest List.
What is your refund policy?
Ticket sales are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.