31st July - 10:00 am to 12:30pm
For the family fun day events, weather permitting, some activities may take place outside of the main Planetarium building, either on the hard standing car park areas or on the adjacent school playing field. The ground may be uneven in places so please take great care. The Planetarium building is fully accessible for wheelchairs.
A wide range of space-themed activities will be on offer, suitable for both children and their accompanying adults. There will also be special short shows, films and presentations, some in the main auditorium and some elsewhere, taking place at regular intervals throughout each 2½-hour session, and included in the main admission price. Places for these presentations will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis but they will be repeated at regular intervals throughout each session.
The South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre is located at the southern end of the Chichester High Schools campus.
There is no direct access off the Chichester Bypass. Vehicular access via Kingsham Road only.
Please note there are two free car parks available.
The South Downs Planetarium one of two car parks.
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Because we are a charity run by volunteers we are only open for the public shows from 45 minutes before the published show time. Therefore there is no facility to accommodate casual visitors.
The seats in the main auditorium are ex-aircraft seats. Those in the first two rows are set at a slightly reclined angle to provide the best possible view. They can, however, be tipped forwards to enable easier access to the rows behind when entering and leaving. The seats in the back row do not recline. They provide a wide view of the entire dome area, which some of our visitors prefer.
To ensure that you have the best possible experience, please inform us in advance about any disability needs for assistance or special requirements. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01243 774400
For the Family Fun Day events, weather permitting, some activities may take place outside of the main Planetarium building, either on the hard standing car park areas or on the adjacent school playing field. The ground may be uneven in places so please take great care. The Planetarium building is fully accessible for wheelchairs.
Please also consider making any donation under the Gift Aid scheme. It costs you nothing and gives us more. Download the Gift Aid form here