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Hot, hot, hot at World Museum

29 June 2018 by Ann

Out of this world at World Museum’s Planetarium

The temperature is not only building outside World Museum during the heatwave but inside with a new programme of Planetarium shows!

With mini documentary shows for adults, cartoon based shows for preschoolers and fun informative shows for older children with an interest in space and astronomy we have something for every space explorer.

Shows start at 2pm on weekdays and 10.30am at weekends so arrive early, grab your ticket from the information desk and take some time out of your day to explore the final frontier.





Weekday schedule from 2 July 2018

(click on the links for trailers)

2-2.25pm    Hot and Energetic Universe

Hot and energetic universe

Using real images this immersive planetarium show presents and explores the achievements of modern Astronomy; showcasing the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to high energy astrophysics. For our adult visitors and older children.



2.30 – 3pm    Earth to the Universe

From the earth to the universe

The night sky, has been the subject of ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe. This stunning, voyage through space and time,   ideal for adults and older children.

3.10 – 3.30pm    Sun Struck


Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away. Suitable for adults  and older children.




4.00 – 4.25pm    We Are Aliens

A show for school age children looking at how our understanding of life on Earth guides the hunt for alien life elsewhere in the Universe.




4.30 – 4.40pm     Night Sky

Our FREE Planetarium show, perfect for introducing everyone to the wonders of the universe and the immersive planetarium experience.

Weekend schedule from 7 July 2018:

10.30 – 10.40am    Night sky

Our FREE Planetarium show, perfect for introducing everyone to the wonders of the universe and the immersive planetarium experience.


11.00 – 11.25am     Hot and Energetic Universe (see description above)

11.30am – 12pm    Earth, Moon, Sun

Earth moon and sun’ coyote

This planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its neighbours. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science.  Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. Perfect for older school age children.


12.05 – 12.20pm    Sunshine 

The Sunshine show!

Sunshine is a lovable cartoon sun and he doesn’t care if children get loud or excited: in fact he wants them to look around, raise their hands, sing and play along with his tricks. During the fun and games, the stars of the night sky are revealed and Sunshine explores some simple colours and counting, perfect for children aged 5 years and under.







1.30 – 2pm    Earth to the Universe  (see description above)

2.15 – 2.40pm    Astronaut George

Astronaut George

Astronaut George investigates the best planet to live on, the dangers lurking on the surface of other planets in our Solar System, but most importantly will he find any alien friends to play with? Join us and find out in this inter-planetary adventure, perfect for toddlers!

2.55 – 3.20pm    We are Aliens (see description above)

3.45 – 4.05pm    Sun struck  (see description above)

Tickets costs £2.50 for adults, £1.50 for children and National Museums Liverpool members are half price.

Be sure to buy your tickets from the ground floor information desk before you head up to the fifth floor!

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