Schools/Groups Immersive Dome Experience

Tue, 10th Jan 2023, 10:30am Market Hall School Activities

Visit the Dome at the Market Hall to experience awe-inspiring immersive content selected by you to suit your school curriculum needs.

Visit the Dome at the Market Hall to experience awe-inspiring immersive content selected from our playlist by you to suit your school curriculum needs.

Ideal to create hooks into topics, to develop contextual knowledge and understanding, as a stimulus for vocabulary & writing, or just as a big slice of wow!, the Immersive Dome Experience for Schools is perfect for a wide range of curriculum areas.

This one-hour screening enables you to choose up to 45 minutes of content from our exciting Schools Playlist.

Max: 70 people

Minimum: 15 children

£4.50 per pupil

Accompanying adults: free

Please note:

The dome is awesome but occasionally some shows make people feel a little dizzy

Shows may contain flashing lights

If you need support or have a question, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Current Playlist:


Discover Antarctica in this BBC documentary, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. This 360 immersive film will transport you to Antarctica, where you will sit among wildlife, experience the depths of the ocean and glide along glaciers.

Running Time: 45 mins, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4


The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body.

Discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Produced by NSC Creative and distributed by Global Immersion

Running time 20 minutes, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3

Astronaut George

Astronaut George is a perfect introduction to the planets in our Solar System for pre-school kids. During this full dome show George investigates the best planet to live on and the dangers lurking on the surface of other planets in our Solar System. But will he find any alien friends to play with?

Running time: 15 minutes, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Early Years

Back To The Moon For Good

The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbour including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.

The Google Lunar XPRIZE is designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge. Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? The audience is taken through a successful launch, landing and lunar surface travel.

Running time: 25 mins, Non Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3


What’s one of the hardest to answer? BIG has been produced to tackle the question and does so by taking the audience on an immersive journey to the far reaches of the universe that we are currently able to observe. Along the way, the audience is introduced to the concept of the speed of light, and they meet a huge range of objects to spark their imagination.

Running time: 20 minutes, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2 & 3

Capcom Go! The Apollo Story

An immersive, historical documentary that showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.

It introduces a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future.

Running time: 26 minutes, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2 & 3

Cell! Cell! Cell!

This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are.

The film was produced by INTECH Science Centre & Planetarium, NSC Creative and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Running time: 24 mins, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2

Forward! To The Moon

Kari Byron from Crash Test World and MythBusters launches us on a journey beyond the Earth towards a sustainable future in space. NASA’s 21st century Artemis program is the next step in our mission to explore the universe and land the first woman and person of colour on the surface of the Moon.

Produced by Fiske Planetarium in collaboration with TEND Studio with funding from NASA SSERVI and Lockheed Martin.

Running time: 30 mins, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2 and 3

Legend of the Enchanted Reef

The clumsy and energetic reef fish Shorty, his smart sister Indigo and Jake, a daring sawfish, live in a colourful coral reef. When an enormous trawl devastates their reef, the three friends have no choice but to set out on an adventurous journey to find a new home. Full of humour and imagination, Enchanted Reef raises awareness for the acuteness of marine conservation.

Running time: 32 minutes, Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 1 and Lower 2


What happened to Mars? What happened to the water? Was there once life? Could there still be life somewhere?

Featuring spectacular high-definition 3D graphics, the awe-inspiring history of the planet unfolds to the space age and the dusty, cratered world we know today.

Narrated by Miriam Margolyes

Running time: 25 minutes, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2 & 3


The prospect that we may not be alone in the universe is taken as a fact by the movies, writers and a great many scientists.

As yet, we have no hard evidence of another living thing outside Planet Earth.

S.E.T.I. – The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence explores all sides of this topic, from the planets we are finding around other stars, to the feasibility of travelling to these stars.

Will we make contact in our lifetimes?

Narrated by Hugh Laurie

Running time: 22 minutes, Non- Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2

Tim Peake’s International Space Station Tour

Working together with British Association of Planetaria, NSC Creative has produced a short immersive 360 experience which takes the viewer around the ISS (International Space Centre) to see what it is like to live and work in space. Narrated by British Astronaut Tim Peake who has successfully completed his 6 month Principia mission. We also get to see footage of Tim onboard the ISS specifically for this project.

The project was supported by the UKSA (UK Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency) with additional support from Explorer Dome, Centre for Life and the National Space Centre.

Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4

We Are Aliens!

Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere?

Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life?

We Are Aliens! takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life.

Running time: 25 mins, Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3

We are Stars

We are Stars is an immersive science documentary. This 360° cross-platform experience will seek to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? The film explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connects life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe.

Running time: 26 minutes, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 1 & 2

World War 2

An action packed fulldome documentary that combines cinematic battle scenes with informative overviews of the battlefield and historic reference from photos and videos. World 2 War will put you right in the middle of World War 2’s biggest battles!

Running time: 44 minutes, Non Fiction with Cinematic Re-enactments, Suitable for Key Stage 1 (depending on teachers’ judgement), 2,3 and 4

Travel Information

Market Hall, Duke St, Devonport, Plymouth PL1 4PS

At Market Hall, we’re working on a dedicated place for parking but for now, it’s limited. We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. We have plenty of space for bikes to be parked securely on-site and one electric car charging point.

More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –

We value the relationship we have with our neighbours so if you need to drive to Market Hall, please avoid parking on the pavements around the building or in front of people’s drives. Please make use of the car parks we have identified in the area that are all within walking distance.

When you arrive, please use the main entrance via the steps (Duke Street) or ramp (via Wall Street).

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider the people living in the residential area.

There are a couple of disabled parking spaces on site – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.


There is a wheelchair friendly entrance on the west side of the building. The Market Hall is an accessible building, with accessible toilet facilities, lift access to upper floors and an accessible bar. Blue badge parking is available at the rear of the building.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

This ticket gives you entry to the experience named on your ticket.