Tickets and Booking

How much are tickets?

Adult £8.50
Concession £7.50
Child £6.50
Under 4 Free
Family of 3 £22.00
Family of 4 £27.00
Family of 5 £33.00

Concessions: Over 65s and students
Children: Aged 4-18

What days are you open?

We’re now open at weekends only and you can currently book tickets for any weekend until Sunday 19th December.
However, we’ll be open every day (Monday – Sunday) during the October half term.

What are the Discovery Centre’s opening times?

We are open Wednesdays – Sundays 10am-5pm.
Last admission is at 3.30pm.

How far in advance can I book tickets?

We are currently taking bookings up till 31st October 2021

How do I book tickets?

You can book all tickets in advance online here

When booking online, once you’ve selected the day you wish to visit, you will also be required to choose a timeslot. You can arrive at any time within this 1 hour timeslot and once on site, you can stay as long as you wish.

Once you have booked, you’ll receive a booking confirmation by e-mail. This e-mail is your ticket and you’ll need to print this out and bring it along with you when you visit.

Tickets can be purchased on the day but we strongly encourage visitors to book online in advance, this helps us keep track of the number of visitors we have on site.

Can I just turn up on the day?

Although we strongly encourage you to book in advance, you can, yes. Please note however, that we only accept card payments on site.

Can I just visit the Café and Gift Shop?

Yes, you can. Both the Planet Café and the Jodrell Bank Gift Shop are open to all. Please note that we are only accepting card payments.

Is there a car parking charge?

No, we have temporarily removed our car parking charges.

I purchased an admission voucher, how do I use this?

If you have a gift of admission voucher, you can either book your admission in advance of your visit or arrive with your voucher on the day.

If you want to book in advance, please complete this form -Note that it may take a couple of days for us to get back to you and confirm your booking.


Can I book a school trip?

Our formal education programme is still suspended for the time being but online sessions are available for teachers to book. You can find out more about these here.

Meanwhile, our Science Learning at Home programme is available to all and packed full of at-home activities and resources.


Can I book a group visit?

We are welcoming groups on self-guided visits. Find out more here


Covid Compliance

Do I still need to wear a face mask?

While face masks are no longer compulsory, we still support and encourage their continued use while indoors unless exempt, so please remember to bring your face masks with you on the day. Face masks are available to buy from our gift shop on the day if needed.

Do I still need to check in with the NHS Test and Trace app?

We continue to support and encourage the use of the NHS app and you can check in on arrival.

Do you have any other Covid measures in place?

We continue to

  • Use timed admission, enabling us to minimise queues and reduce the number of people on site at any one time
  • Carry out enhanced cleaning regimes, paying particular attention to high touch-points such as door handles, rails and outdoor exhibits.
  • Display a number of hand sanitiser stations across the site.
  • Use card payments only
  • Encourage the use of face masks when indoors
  • Encourage visitors to dispose of their own personal rubbish, such as picnic waste, either by using the bins provided or by taking rubbish home

If I’m unwell on the day of my visit, what should I do?

If you, or anyone you live with, displays symptoms associated with Covid 19, or you’ve recently been in contact with someone who has Covid 19, please stay at home and delay your visit until it is safe to do so.

What should I do if I fall ill with Covid 19 symptoms after my visit?

You will need to follow the latest government guidance on Test and Trace.

What if I have specific access needs?

If you have any specific access requirements, you can e-mail us in advance of your visit at

Further Questions?

If you have any further questions or queries, you can get in touch with us by e-mail at