A gentle introduction to stars and planets, our Early Years Space Workshop is the perfect companion to any  Space topic.

We cater for all ages and abilities within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) by delivering the simplest of planetarium shows for the smallest of space explorers! Our presenters have plenty of experience when it comes to delivering just the right show for EYFS children, using gentle language and simple images.

Our Early Years Space Workshop can be of any length, but tends to last between 15 minutes and half an hour. This planetarium show focuses on star patterns (e.g. triangle, zigzag, house) and planet shapes (sphere), counting (e.g. Jupiter’s moons), and learning bite sized planet facts. Children are encouraged to say out loud new words like ‘constellation’ and ‘orbit’. And if there’s time, we can look at the amazing colours of stellar nurseries and explain that even stars are born, just like people!

An alternative to the planetarium show is a 25-minute immersive film, developed specially for the Early Years, called The Zula Patrol: Under The Weather which you can preview here. And if you only have a small class of Reception children, you could combine the planetarium show and film into a morning or afternoon for the price of a half day.

For very young children aged between 6 months and 3 years, we have a dialogue-free Sensory Astronomy Show. Click here for more info.

Costs
Costs for an Early Years Space Workshop are:
£250 for a half day (unlimited shows)
£400 for a full day (unlimited shows)

Travel & overnight stay
Mileage is free within 20 miles of Hastings and is charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further. And if the journey is over 90 miles, we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £35. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.

Location & space
The travelling planetarium is for indoor use only and needs a floor space measuring 6 x 6 metres plus a height of 3.2 metres. The floor space needs to be clean and dry. Access to electricity is essential.

Booking
Once you’ve read and agreed to our Planetarium Terms & Conditions, please use the Planetarium Booking Form to make your booking. If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.

planetarium at st mark's primary academychildren watching a planetarium film

young child exiting dome