Schools/Groups Immersive Dome Experience

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

Venue: Market Hall

Next Date: Tue 18th Jun | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Multiple dates
June 2024 Tue 18th 10:30 am - 11:30 am Wed 19th 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tue 25th 10:30 am - 11:30 am Wed 26th 10:30 am - 11:30 am July 2024 Tue 2nd 10:30 am - 11:30 am Wed 3rd 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tue 9th 10:30 am - 11:30 am Wed 10th 10:30 am - 11:30 am Tue 16th 10:30 am - 11:30 am Wed 17th 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Visit the Dome at the Market Hall to experience awe-inspiring immersive content selected 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!, an Immersive Dome Experience is perfect for a wide range of curriculum areas and groups. This one-hour screening enables you to choose up to 45 minutes of content.

Please note: these bookings are for schools, educational institutions and community groups working with people under the age of 18 years old. There is a minimum booking of 15 places required and a maximum capacity of 70 people in the dome. If you wish to make a booking for fewer than 15 people or don’t see a date to suit your needs please contact us direct at using the subject line ‘School & Group Booking’.

These sessions cost £5.00 per pupil with up to 10 accompanying adult tickets available for free.

Please note: Tickets selected on Eventbrite are reservations only. After choosing your date, you will receive an email with a form to complete. This includes details about the lead contact for the booking, number of attendees, show selections and invoicing information.

Until we receive a completed form from a member of your team, your booking is not confirmed.

You can see all of the films that we have available, with details of running times and trailers, below!

Thank you for your interest, we can’t wait to see you at Market Hall!

Feature Length Shows

Select either 1 Feature Length Show or 2 Standard Length Shows for your visit

BBC Antarctica

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

Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure

Get a view of the fascinating universe of insects magnified up to 250,000 times their normal size in Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure.

Become immersed in a miniature world, where a leaf weighs as much as a car and a single raindrop can quench the largest thirst.

Highlighting the extraordinary world of insects, Bugs! focuses on the life cycles of a praying mantis and a butterfly from their birth to their inevitable encounter in the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia, where predator meets prey.

Running time: 40 minutes, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4

Experience the Sound

For more than 100 years, from the early days of black and white silent film to sound, colour and now 360 degrees, moving images have recorded Plymouth’s relationship with the ocean.

With support from the British Film Institute Audience Fund and National Lottery, Real Ideas and The Box have partnered to re-imagine rarely seen moving image and paper materials from the South West Film and Television Archive into a stunning fulldome film that explores Plymouth’s strong connection to The Sound.

There will be event photography taking place and an opportunity to give feedback after you’ve seen the film. Everyone is welcome to attend however the film may be more suited to adults.

This project is supported by the BFI Audience Fund awarding funds from the National Lottery.

Running time: 35 minutes, Non-Fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 5

Follow The Water

Follow The Water created by Sound View Media in Plymouth, is a ‘real world’ 360-degree video experience. It has been designed to make the very most of the dome, with no distinct ‘front’, so prepare to look around!

The experience is comprised of 5 chapters: Falling Water, Running Water, By the Water, On The Water and Wildlife and Water.

Falling Water: Beginning on the top of a mountain, experience water falling from the sky. Experience the sounds of thunder, rain and wind before being transported to a stunning waterfall.

Running Water: Featuring rivers, streams and a journey of water towards the ocean. Experience water moving at different paces before being immersed in the sound of the water flow and the natural environment surrounding you.

By The Water: Experience the joy of the seaside, from the comfort of the dome. With a bright sun above you and a vast open space surrounding you. Explore the depths of a rockpool with brightly coloured seaweed, and hear the wind and the waves in the background.

On The Water: How do humans interact with water? A mixture of fast and slow movements enable you to experience activities on the water, including paddle boarding, gig rowing, canoeing and a horse-drawn barge.

Finally, the piece ends with Wildlife and Water. A beautiful showcase of the wonderful wildlife that can be found living by oceans and rivers in other parts of the world. See elephant seals up close and watch penguins play on the sand!

This show is great for showing the water cycle in real life, and for giving those who may not be able to take part in water activities, such as paddle-boarding, the chance to experience it in 360.

Running Time: 45 minutes, Non-fiction, Suitable for Key Stage 1 & 2 +3 (SEN)

The 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, Legend of the Enchanted Reef raises awareness for the acuteness of marine conservation.

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

Worlds of Ice

Worlds of Ice invites us on a fulldome journey to the farthest reaches of the solar system, travelling through the dimensions of ice from the remote territories of the arctic, to a scientific complex nested under the South Pole.

We experience it all immersed in a kaleidoscopic igloo from which we never cease to re-emerge, dazzled by the chronicles of an icy wonderland to which Beatrice Deer, a popular figure of the Inuit culture, lends her unique voice.

Thirty-five minutes of pure delight that explores the two-way relationship between humans and ice, this protean substance whose astonishing dynamics universally affect biology, astronomy, ocean sciences, anthropology, culture and artistic expression.

But Worlds of Ice also rattles us, revealing how our disastrous human actions are responsible for the melting polar ice caps, and how close we are to the tipping point of dramatic climate change. A sobering reality indeed.

Ice. Precious, and vital.

Running time: 35 minutes, Suitable for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5

Standard Length Shows

Select either 1 Feature Length Show or 2 Standard Length Shows for your visit


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


If we could travel as far as we can see in space, what might we find? 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


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

Colour Your Senses

Colour Your Senses is a journey of swirling particles that collide, overlap and disperse, enveloping the dome in glittering lights.

Combined with custom-created spatial audio, the experience begins with colourful flecks of light that gently grow and evolve into a beautiful bioluminescent symphony which then calmly wind down to a tranquil ending.

Running time: 26 minutes, Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2, Sensory

DINOSAURS: A Story of Survival

Like almost all children, Celeste is fascinated with dinosaurs.

She is preparing a talk for her class about how they went extinct when Moon, a very wise and magical character, poses a tantalizing question: what if I told you that there are still dinosaurs among us?

Celeste will join Moon in a journey through time. An exciting adventure that will show them the Earth as it was in the very, very distant past.

They will see the fascinating transformations that these animals underwent over millions of years, creating giant creatures, armoured beasts and super predators, until the day that a cataclysmic impact event caused a mass extinction on Earth.

But all is not lost. Celeste will discover the key to their survival.

Running time: 28 minutes, Suitable for Key Stage 1, 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

Into the Fruit Bowl

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the centre of a watermelon, an orange, or a lemon?

Into the Fruit Bowl is a fun, playful, explosion of fruit and colour, created by Immersive-Me. Watch as fruits fall, dance, and drop around you, before splatting onto the top of the dome, enveloping you inside the fruit!

This film was created as part of a co-production with pupils, parents/carers and teachers from Cann Bridge School and Woodlands School. Thank you all for your help in bringing this experience to life.

Running Time: 25 minutes, Suitable for Key Stage 1, 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

Rainbow Aurora

Created by artist Simon Le Boggit, Rainbow Aurora is a celebration of colour and sound. Feel yourself relax as you watch strips of light dancing around the dome, with sounds that follow their gentle movement. Take a break from the fast-paced nature of everyday life, and enjoy the simplicity and beauty of this audio-visual experience.

This film was created as part of a co-production with pupils, parents/carers and teachers from Cann Bridge School and Woodlands School. Thank you all for your help in bringing this experience to life.

Running Time: 25 minutes, Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2, Sensory


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 Astronomers

Do you know what an astronomer does? Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries.

We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe.

Running Time: 25 minutes, Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2, 3

We Are Guardians

In a world out of balance, We Are Guardians explores how ecosystems are intrinsically connected and with the increasing use of Satellite Monitoring, examines the links between human activities and climate change.

Running Time: 25 minutes, Suitable for Key Stage 1, 2, 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 2 War

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