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Mission: Space

Join us for an out-of-this-world half term adventure from 10–18 February to ponder the wonders of space, get up close to Tim Peake’s Spacecraft and take part in free hands-on activities dedicated to space-age engineering.

10 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
Free entry
Space Descent VR: £6
Events, Family activities

Get to know Tim Peake’s scarred and scorched capsule in our Spacecraft Talk. Soyuz TMA-19M was engineered to survive speeds of 17,000 mph and temperatures of 1,600⁰C in an epic 250 mile journey back to Earth.

Spacecraft Talk: Free | Great Hall | Times vary, check daily diary on arrival

Just like powering a locomotive, launching a rocket takes fuel, oxygen and heat. It also requires a lot of coding! Work together as a family to code your own virtual rocket launch in Space Code:ettes. Find out more and book your space here.

Space Code:ettes: Free | Learning Platform | Selected dates and times

Tim Peake completed almost 4 years of astronaut training, but we’ll get you mission-ready in just one visit to the museum. Test your coordination in our hands-on Astronaut Training School challenge, then craft your own Mission Patch to mark the completion of your mission.

Astronaut Training School: Free | Great Hall | 11.00–15.00 

Mission Patches: Free | Great Hall | 11.00–15.00

Imagination took mankind to the stars. It also took us from Stephenson’s Rocket to the Shinkansen – where will it take you? Choose your space adventure in our special edition of Imagination Station, and take a journey through history in our live science shows.

Science shows: Free | Learning Platform | 12.00 & 14.00

Imagination Station: Free | Station Hall | Times vary, check daily diary on arrival

Get up close to Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, surrounded by stellar locomotives in Great Hall, and marvel at the engineering that took us from Stephenson’s Rocket to the moon. Ages 13+ can also experience the journey of a lifetime in Space Descent VR with Tim Peake, using the very latest Samsung Gear virtual reality technology.

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft: Free | Great Hall | 10.00–18.00

Space Descent VR: £6 – book to avoid disappointment | Great Hall | 10.00–17.30

Supported by Samsung

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