Five-star visitor attraction Dynamic Earth will take visitors on a journey through the cosmos this Bank Holiday, with an immersive theatre experience.
From 29 April – 1 May, visitors can learn all about British astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission to the International Space Station in the Cosmos Planetarium – a state of the art, fully digital 360° pop up dome.
Once inside the dome, visitors will fly up to the International Space Station on a Soyuz rocket to dock with the station, then explore some of the modules to learn how Tim, and the other astronauts, live and work in space – all from the comfort of their seat. Educational and fun, the film also includes launch footage of the Principia mission.
Britain's first astronaut, and national treasure, Tim Peake, visited the attraction last autumn as part of a UK-wide tour, to meet with fans and answer questions on his time in space.
Eilidh Massie, marketing manager at Dynamic Earth, commented: “After the excitement of Tim's visit last year, we're really pleased to be able to bring him back to Dynamic Earth, albeit in digital form! His work inspires so many of our visitors and we think this amazing 360 film will get even more youngsters interested in space.”
Tickets to the film are free with entry to Dynamic Earth and can be booked on the day. Other space themed activities at Dynamic Earth over the Bank Holiday weekend include colouring and craft activities and a fun space hunt through the galleries. Plus, young visitors can take a little bit of the action home with them, with a free space poster.
On top of the space activities, regular Dynamic Earth features include Scotland's only permanent 4D cinema, a real iceberg, a bone-shaking earthquake and the Deep Time Machine which takes visitors billions of years back in time.