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At Armagh Planetarium, the whole family can use interactive displays to learn about the cosmos and watch the latest space news in real time.
Activities include designing, building and launching your own rocket! A number of other craft activities are available, including Cosmic Balloons on Saturday mornings.
The Armagh Celestial Cathedral is a beautiful gallery of illuminated deep space images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope framed in dramatic gothic arches.
One key attraction of Armagh Planetarium is the newly refurbished Digital Theatre that now offers a brilliant visual and audio experience of their shows. Purpose built reclining seats will allow you and the kids to fully experience the amazing 3D projection over the entire dome. Check online before your visit for details of shows and times, especially with smalls as they offer a specific session for the young ins with no periods of prolonged darkness involved so they can enjoy without getting nervous!
The fun doesn’t stop when you get outside as there is the Astropark to explore, a landscape dotted with stainless steel models of the planets that make up a scale model of the Universe. Walk through the Solar System, into the Milky Way and beyond as you marvel at how small earth is compared to other planets, and how small everything is compared with the sun. A cosmic day out!
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It may be worth checking out Armagh Planetarium's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Armagh Planetarium before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
This is a general guide as the hours change seasonally so please do check online through the link before you go!
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm with daily public show at 2pm.
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Saturday shows playing at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Last Tuesday in every month
Opening hours 7 to 9pm (show playing 7.30pm)
Prices & Admission
Show Prices (includes Exhibition Area):
Discounted Family Ticket (Maximum 2 adults plus 3 children): £20 per show
Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.
Adults £6 per show
Children (under 16) £5 per show
Senior Citizens £5 per show
Little Yellow Star (Pre school Show): Admission is free, but remember to pre-book.
Exhibition Area only:
Weekends and school holidays £2 (includes workshop)
Monday to Friday (term time): Free
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