This event has now finished.
  • Date and time: Thursday 30 May 2024, 1pm to 4pm
  • Location: In-person only
    New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorne Terrace (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

Join us for some space-themed family fun as we spark imaginations with a range of fun-filled, hands-on activities. Venture into the Cosmodome (an inflatable planetarium), meet robots and try driving a mini space rover, glimpse new worlds and other planets with virtual reality (VR), get hands-on with a genuine meteorite, find out about the constellations and use your creative side to invent your own, and lots more!

Activities include:

Explore the Cosmos in the Cosmodome

Step inside the Cosmodome to explore the wonders of space and find out about the search for aliens in our Solar System. An inflatable planetarium, the Cosmodome provides spectacular views of the Cosmos and a truly immersive experience.

Take a Spacewalk and Fly Past Other Worlds in VR

Put on a VR headset and see the world as the astronauts on the International Space Station do as they complete a spacewalk. Or get on board a futuristic spacecraft as it flies past the other planets in our Solar System.

Drive Your Own Space Rover

Find out about current and future robotic space missions, try driving a mini space rover, and meet our autonomous robots.

Get Hands-on With a Genuine Meteorite From Space!

Genuinely from space, our meteorite is older than the dinosaurs and came down to Earth as a shooting star.  And why not try making your own shooting star to take home with you in a fun craft activity?

Discover the Night Sky

Find out what to look for in the night sky and have a go at creating your own constellations using glow-in-the-dark stars.

Sensory Fun for Our Youngest Visitors

Discover the difference between hot, rocky planets and cold, gassy planets with messy play, or curl up inside a dark den and enjoy the multi-coloured, starry lights. 


University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible