This February half term, Jodrell Bank hosts a fascinating and fun-filled programme of interstellar wonder for all ages, with dazzling live shows, spellbinding exhibitions and more.
Running from Sat 17 – Sun 25 Feb, the brand new live science show Curious Kids transports young brainiacs and bright sparks on a journey across the solar system, as Jodrell Bank’s expert Explainers explore the earthly and extraterrestrial forces that make up our stellar neighbourhood with thrilling live experiments. There’s also a chance for astute astronauts to jump in the captain’s seat and go head-to-head with the grown-ups in a Kids vs. Adults Quiz, with a variety of helmet-scratching questions designed to test your astronomical knowledge. Curious Kids takes place at 11.45am and 2pm daily except on Wed 21 Feb – but the Explainers will still be on hand to answer all your quantum queries.
Suitable for all ages, Curious Kids is included FREE with admission.
Also included in the price of entry, the breathtaking Visions of the Night Sky exhibition captures the endless beauty of the universe through a series of nocturnal portraits by acclaimed astronomer, astrophotographer and Jodrell Bank Observatory’s own Head of Computing, Dr Anthony Holloway, presented against the backdrop of the iconic Lovell Telescope. This jaw-dropping installation closes on Sun 14 Apr, so book your visit to see Dr. Holloway’s incredible photography in person.
Elsewhere, the Jodrell Bank dome presents CAP COM GO!, an awe-inspiring short film which allows astral adults and cosmic kids alike to relive the 1969 Apollo 11 mission with an immersive audiovisual experience projected in 360 degrees. Catch it this half-term at 1pm each day. At 11am during the holiday week, the We Are Stars Space Dome show invites astronauts aged 5 and up on a mesmerising journey backwards in time, as interdimensional audiences discover the origins of the universe and explore the biggest mysteries of our reality through stunning animation.
Returning for another year as part of Jodrell Bank’s regular weekend programming until the end of March, the spectacular Pink Floyd planetarium show invites audiences on a captivating odyssey across the universe, set to songs from Dark Side of the Moon. When you book an annual ticket, you can enjoy this show for just £12. All you need to do is select a date and add it to your ticket.
Book your half-term tickets to Jodrell Bank here.
Jodrell Bank, Bomish Ln, Cheshire, Macclesfield SK11 9DW, 10am-4pm
- Wolf McFarlane
- Published on:
- Fri 12 Jan 2024