Escape the city and journey into space on a visit to Liverpool’s Spaceport science center. Explore the universe via interactive displays, take a ride on Explorer 1, and marvel at the mysteries of the cosmos in the planetarium on a family-friendly day out.
Spaceport offers an immersive experience for children and adults, with attractions including a panoramic dome theater, computer-generated observatory, space ride, and Star Wars exhibition. You can visit Spaceport independently or take advantage of the flexible hop-on hop-off riverboat services that offer a visit combined with a cruise along the Mersey.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Spaceport is ideal for kids and big kids alike.
- Family-friendly dining is nearby at the Seacombe Ferry Terminal.
- The museum is wheelchair accessible with the exception of the Explorer 1 ride.
How to Get There
Spaceport is located next to the Seacombe Ferry Terminal in Wallasey, across the River Mersey from Liverpool. Regular public ferries travel from Liverpool Waterfront. Visitors can also catch the train from Lime Street to Hamilton Square Station in Birkenhead, then take the 409 bus, or drive via the Queensway or Kingsway tunnel. Parking is free at Seacombe Ferry Terminal.
When to Get There
Spaceport is open every day except Monday, with extended weekend opening hours. The museum is popular with school groups, so arrive early in the day or later in the afternoon on weekends for your best chance to avoid the rush.
Planetarium at the World Museum
Across the river from Spaceport, Liverpool’s World Museum also has a planetarium, with a number of different daily showings for all ages. With extensive collections from ancient Greece, ancient Egypt, and the natural and physical sciences, the museum is another family-friendly option worth exploring.