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Summer holiday space exploration at World Museum

25 July 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 the summer holiday 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.

Screenings start at 10.30am with a ten minute introductory show looking at The Sky at Night and run through until 3.45pm with our longer, more informative shows. Tickets must be purchased from the ground floor information desk so make that your first stop of the day.

National Museums Liverpool members  can now see Planetarium shows for FREE so arrive early, collect your ticket from the information desk (subject to availability) and take some time out of your day to explore the final frontier.

Daily schedule from 25 July 2018

(click on the links for trailers)

10.30 – 10.40am    The Sky at Night

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


11 – 11.20am   Fly Me to the Moon

Scooter, IQ and Nat

Meet Scooter, IQ and Nat in this space oddysey among the stars.  The three flies stowaway aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft and find out what it’s really like to walk on the moon.  A sensational experience suitable for children aged four years and older.





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

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.


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

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.




3.45 – 4.05pm    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.


Tickets costs £3 for adults, £2 for children and National Museums Liverpool members are FREE.

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

  1. Lavinia Whitfield says:

    Privileged to have such great Museums on our doorstep. Loved going to the old museum with my Dad when I was a child then every school holiday with my son. Just had two visits to the Terracotta Warriors and might squeeze another in before they leave in October.

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