Closure of Great Equatorial Dome and Time for Navy Gallery

The Great Equatorial Dome and some galleries will be closed between 11:30am and 3.45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 24 August for daytime observation. Join the fun and see Venus in the daytime sky

Essential information

Date and time: 
Shows daily | 11am
Adults £7.50 | Children £5.50 | Concessions £6.50 | Family £20
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Peter Harrison Planetarium
Family fun
Members go free

Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?

Join Ted the Teddy Bear on a journey throughout the Solar System, looking for the Great Big Bear in the sky.

A planetarium show for under-7s. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

With interactivity, music and rhyme, the show is a must for pre-school children.

Arriving at the Planetarium

The Planetarium is part of the Royal Observatory, at the top of a hill with spectacular views across London. Please allow enough time to get to us and aim to arrive at least 10 mins before the show’s start time, as latecomers cannot be admitted.

The Planetarium is open daily, except on the first Tuesday of each month when it is closed for essential maintenance.

See what else is on at the Planetarium

Plan a family visit

Why not pick up an Astro ticket and save money with combined entry to the Royal Observatory and Planetarium?

Buy an Astro ticket