When is the planetarium open?

Shows at the Peter Harrison Planetarium generally run every day. Exceptions to this include select maintenance days and 24th-26th December each year.

See the current schedule

How do I book planetarium tickets?

Planetarium shows are now available to book online and by phone. Our shows are very popular, to prevent any disappointment, we recommend booking your tickets in advance.

To book your tickets, please click here or find more information on each show on the planetarium website. Members can book tickets here.

You can also book by phone by contacting the Bookings team on 0208 312 6608, open Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm.

Can I book planetarium tickets on the day?

Tickets on the day at the planetarium are subject to availability. To avoid any disappointment, we strongly suggest booking tickets in advance and to advise against turning up at the planetarium without a booking. 

I am running late or have missed my show. Can I reschedule or get a refund?

No, all tickets are non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Ticket holders are advised to arrive at the planetarium at least 15 minutes before shows commence. Full terms and conditions are available at booking and are stated on tickets.

I have accessibility needs. Can I bring a carer, and will I need to queue?

From choosing the best show and ticket type to being inside the planetarium, check out our full accessibility information here.

You can also find full accessibility information for all of our museum sites here.

Can I bring my baby or child under 5 to see a planetarium show?

Children under 5 will only be admitted to Ted’s Space Adventure or certain community shows. Babies who cannot walk and must be held can be admitted for free: please book a free ticket for your baby by selecting the relevant ticket option when booking online or by contacting our Bookings team: email bookings@rmg.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 8312 6608 (the office is open Monday-Sunday, 9am-5pm).

All children except babies must be allocated a seat and require a child’s ticket. Please note there will not be an opportunity to leave the planetarium theatre once your show begins, so please ensure you use the toilet facilities beforehand.

Are there age restrictions on shows?

Ted’s Space Adventure is recommended for families with children aged 3-7. Older or younger siblings of any age will be admitted, provided parents understand the fact that the show may not be suitable for them. Adults without children will not be admitted to Ted’s Space Adventure.

All our other public shows are recommended for adults and families with children aged 7+. We will admit younger siblings aged 5 and above to these shows, provided parents understand the fact that the show may not be suitable for them. Under 5s will not be admitted.

All children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

I am a Member, do I still need to book for the planetarium?

Yes, Members will still need to book tickets in advance for our planetarium shows. Book online here.

Can I bring anything into the planetarium?

There is no food and drink permitted inside the planetarium.

Photography or recording of any sort is forbidden during our shows.

There is a dedicated buggy park in the foyer for pushchairs and prams, but these may not be taken into the planetarium itself.

Please note that there are no cloakroom facilities available.

What COVID-19 measures are in place at the planetarium?

Hand sanitiser stations are in place for our visitors to use. 

You may wear face covering if you wish inside our buildings including at the planetarium entrance, foyer, corridors, and the auditorium. We ask that visitors continue to be respectful of other visitors and staff.  

You will not be allocated a set of seats inside the planetarium. Seating is unallocated. We ask visitors not to leave a gap between parties.

If you are displaying the symptoms of coronavirus or have been told to self-isolate, please do not visit our sites. Please email bookings@rmg.co.uk to postpone your visit until it is safe and possible to do so.

Can I visit the Observatory too?

You do not need a Royal Observatory ticket to visit the planetarium. However, if you would also like to visit the historic observatory then you can book a separate ticket here.

What’s On

Check out what's on at the Planetarium.

Ted's Space Adventure
Planetarium shows

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the bear on an adventure around the Solar System in this special live planetarium show for under-7s - perfect for little astronauts everywhere!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adults £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
We Are Guardians
Planetarium shows

We Are Guardians

Join Earth's fleet of state-of-the-art satellites for an immersive exploration of their role in safeguarding our planet
Daily shows except Thursdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System
Planetarium shows

Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System

Experience the Solar System like never before - by travelling on a spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound!
Weekends and holiday weekdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
The Sky Tonight
Planetarium shows

The Sky Tonight

A classic guide to the night sky presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer
Daily shows except Thursdays
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Starstruck
Planetarium shows

Starstruck

Discover the birth, life and death of a star presented live by a Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer.
Weekends and holiday weekdays in May
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Morning Stars
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

Morning Stars

Our more relaxed planetarium shows for those who prefer a calmer environment, such as people with ASD
27 and 31 May 2024 | 10.15-11.00am
£10 Adult | £5 Child | Free Companion tickets
Royal Observatory
Astronomy and Islam
Planetarium shows | Community astronomy

Astronomy and Islam

Join us for a special show featuring the New Crescent Moon and historic Islamic astronomy.
Select Saturdays and Sundays | 10.30am
£10 Adult | £5 Child
Royal Observatory
Moons Beyond Counting
Planetarium shows

Moons Beyond Counting

Learn more about our own Moon and some of the more exotic moons of the Solar System in this show narrated by our Royal Observatory astronomers
Weekends and holiday weekdays in June
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory
Chinese Astronomy
Planetarium shows | Identity

Chinese Astronomy

From stars to space exploration, explore ancient and modern Chinese astronomy in this live planetarium show
22 June, 17 August, 19 October, 14 December 2024 | 10.30am
Adult £10 | Child £5
Royal Observatory
Meet the Neighbours
Planetarium shows

Meet the Neighbours

Tour the Solar System and beyond in style with this live, immersive show packed full of spectacular sights and fun facts
Weekends and holiday weekdays in July
Adult £12 | Child £6 | Student & Under 25: £8
Royal Observatory

Choose your tickets

To see our full list of current shows click here

Planetarium show

Ted's Space Adventure

  • Suitable for under 7s
  • Shows run Saturdays and Sundays
  • Daily during school holidays
Adult £12.00
Child £6.00
Student & Under 25  £8.00
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Planetarium show

The Sky Tonight

  • Daily shows
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Not available for under 5s
Adult £12.00
Child £6.00
Student & Under 25 £8.00
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Planetarium show

We Are Guardians

  • Daily shows
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Not available for under 5s
Adult £12.00
Child £6.00
Student & Under 25 £8.00
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Planetarium show

Starstruck

  • Dates vary
  • Suitable for ages 7+
  • Not available for under 5s
Adult £12.00
Child £6.00
Student & Under 25 £8.00
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Member tickets

  • Unlimited free entry
  • Priority booking and exclusive events
  • Access using your membership card
Membership card number required
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