Sunday 10 July 2011

Spend your summer in space…at the Science Museum

I've been invited to absolutely dozens of fab blogger events over the summer months, including this one to discover their relaunched exhibition, ‘Space at the Science Museum’. Unfortunately, we can't make any of them as we'll be too busy gadding about in Turkey and Brittany, but look out for some fab blog posts coming up because those who do go will get the opportunity to dress up as an astronaut, have a space BBQ and to win prizes, such as tickets to the legend of Apollo simulator, astronaut outfits and space ice creams. How cool is that ?! We incorporated a trip to the Science Museum in our 3-day school trip to London and the kids loved it. Great news as a teacher is that you can reserve a whole section of the museum for an hour just for your group, which means that they can get really hands-on with the exhibits. The new Space exhibition looks brilliant so, if you're looking for a fun, free day out with the kids, read on ...


This summer, make space at the Science Museum your holiday destination of choice. From 23rd July – 31st August, pick up a passport as you enter the museum and follow the new space trail – embarking on a voyage of discovery through six of the museum’s galleries, where you can pick up some amazing facts about space and collect codes in order to grab a special souvenir at the end.

The space trail will pass through the Exploring Space gallery, allowing people to marvel at rockets and satellites as well as the full-sized replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that took astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon in 1969.

Later in the journey, visitors will be able to see at close range the original Apollo 10 Command Module – the capsule that made the dress rehearsal to the Moon before the Moon landings. The trail will later pass through the In Future gallery, where you can play a game about space tourism and decide if you would actually like to spend a holiday in outer space in the future! After taking a look into the future, you can take a look at how we’ve explored the universe so far in Cosmos & Culture – a gallery all about the history of astronomy.

The trail will pass through the Science Museum’s popular Launchpad gallery, where visitors can have fun discovering the laws of gravity in motion and making sense of the way things work with our hands-on exhibits.

Another destination on the journey is the Science Museum’s IMAX cinema – where you can immerse yourself in the incredible mission to service the Hubble space telescope in the film Hubble 3D, or witness the building of the International Space Station in another film – Space Station 3D. For more entertainment, enjoy Legend of Apollo 3D at our Force Field 4D effects theatre - feel the impact of a Saturn V launch, take a ride in a lunar rover over the Moon’s surface and discover the smell of space.

Find out all the things you never knew about what astronauts do and meet our Yuri Gagarin drama character – who will give his entertaining account of what it was like to be the first man in space exactly 50 years ago.

Discover more and plan your trip to space at

Visitor Information

Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
Open daily 10.00 to 18.00, except 24-26 December

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't been to the Science Museum for a few years now, but it's about time I went! x


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