Blast off into space and join us for an adventure around our solar system. In this interactive session classes will discover real objects and use movement to explore the skies above us.

Level: First (P2-P3)
Cost: £70
Length of workshop: 75 minutes starting at either 10:15/12:30 (check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)

Spaces remaining:

Monday 4 June 2018 (12:30 pm)
Thursday 7 June 2018 (10:15 am and 12:30 pm)

Booking: Complete our online booking request form.

See our page on Time Peake's Soyuz capsule for more information about what to see during your visit.

How should I prepare my class for this workshop?

This workshop involves visiting a number of different galleries in our museum and will involve using stairs and an escalator (or a lift if required). Please ensure you have taken this into account when setting adult:pupil ratios. Maximum capacity 33 children.

You can also visit our science and technology galleries before or after your session. Download our guidelines to find out more.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Pupils will:

  • Be introduced to the topic in the gallery
  • Discover more about different planets, the sun, and the moon through games and hands-on activities
  • Use a picture trail to find some real-life space objects in our gallery
  • Have a hands on experience with real meteorite specimens
  • Use infra-red technology to find out more about how we see into space

Follow up activities

Curriculum links





As I listen and talk in different situations, I am learning to take turns and am developing my awareness of when to talk and when to listen.

LIT 0-02a / ENG 0-03a

When I engage with others, I know when and how to listen, when to talk, how much to say, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect.

LIT 1-02a


Expressive Arts

Inspired by a range of stimuli, I can express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through activities within art and design.

EXA 0-05a / EXA 1-05a


I use drama to explore real and imaginary situations, helping me to understand my world. EXA 0-14a

I have developed confidence and skills in creating and presenting drama which explores real and imaginary situations, using improvisation and script.

EXA 1-14a



I have experienced the wonder of looking at the vastness of the sky, and can recognise the sun, moon and stars and link them to daily patterns of life.

SCN 0-06a

By safely observing and recording the sun and moon at various times, I can describe their patterns of movement and changes over time. I can relate these to the length of a day, a month and a year.

SCN 1-06a


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