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Secondary Schools

The ultimate learning experience through space and time.

Spaceport, an education attraction, has direct links to the science/astronomy curriculum. For children aged 11-14 (Key Stage 3), the following parts of the space curriculum are featured at Spaceport: 

ThThe Observatory - educatione Solar System and accompanying worksheets cover: 

  • The position of the Sun, Moon and Earth
  • The phases of the Moon
  • What creates seasons
  • The solar system and what it includes
  • The order of the planets within our solar system
  • Details of conditions on other planets
  • Relative sizes and distances of planets from the Sun

Space Dome

As part of your visit to Spaceport, you can become a virtual space explorer in our 360 degree Space Dome Show, where our latest show Astronaut is now showing. Here your class will learn how an astronaut is trained and the dangers they face in space. 

A visit to Spaceport typically takes at least two hours, of which approximately 30 minutes is spent in our space dome theatre show. Please note that the content of our dome theatre shows are subject to change. 

Ticket Prices for Pre-booked School Visits

Child (5-15) Spaceport - £6.00
Child (5-15)  Spaceport & Mersey Ferry Cruise - £8.00  
We are pleased to offer schools, one supervisory adult free per six paying children.

There is an area within Spaceport where children can eat their lunch and a cafe within the terminal which also provides hot and cold food.  If you are combining a visit to Spaceport with a cruise, why not eat your lunch on the ferry?

To book a school visit to Spaceport, please call our friendly and helpful staff on 0151 330 1003 or email with the details below and we will respond within 3 working days:
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Downloadable Resources

We have education packs that cater for pupils studying at Key Stage 3. You can download these from the Downloadable Resources page. 

Useful links 

The NSO website covers all of the above, plus: 

  • Eclipses of the Sun and Moon
  • The apparent movement of stars in the night sky