Family day out

Come on an epic adventure of discovery across the seas and through the universe.

Become an astronaut at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, a sailor on board Cutty Sark or an explorer in the National Maritime Museum. 

All aboard for a day of family fun!

 

Essential information

Location: 
Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum
Family events

Astronauts, pirates or explorers - which journey will you take?

The Caribbean Social Forum and GLYPT present a day of fun family activity in and around the historic setting of the National Maritime...
Times:
Tuesday 30 May
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Prepare to go ‘out of this world’ and off to the Moon in our action-packed activity morning!
Times:
29–30 May | 10am–12.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun
Dive under the water into our immersive art space in this special session for under 5s and their carers.
Times:
30 May | 2 June | 11.00am - 1.00pm, 1.45 - 3.30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun, Daytime
Join The Sailor’s Challenge aboard Cutty Sark this half-term.
Times:
29 May–4 June | 11.30am–1.30pm, 2–4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Start your holiday in our planetarium with a trip through space with Ted the teddy bear!
Times:
5, 12 April, 31 May–2 June | 10–11.30am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun
Artists have always been inspired by the sea. Visit us and create your own masterpiece inspired by our extensive collection of paintings.
Times:
29, 31 May | 1 June | 11.00am-1.00pm, 1.45-3.30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Hear about the journey of these artist brothers who travelled across the sea with American artist Whistler and eventually became artists in...
Times:
Wednesday 31 May and Thursday 1 June | 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Talks & Courses
Times:
2 June | 10.00 - 10.45am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends & holidays | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, Daytime
From discoveries about the Solar System to our understanding of the Universe, get hands-on in these workshops.
Times:
(Weekends) 1 April–25 June | 12.45–4.15pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times:
Weekends 1 July - 30 September | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop by and chat with our Observatory Explainers who are bringing the history of astronomy to life.
Times:
Weekends 1 July - 30 September | 1.05-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows
Follow Ted the bear as he travels the Solar System looking for the Great Big Bear in the Sky. 
Times:
Tuesday during term time | 12.45 and 1.45pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows
Times:
Saturday 22 July | 6.30-8.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Join award-winning children’s author and illustrator Nick Butterworth and his favourite alien Q Pootle 5 as they land at the Royal...
Times:
Monday 31 July | 10-12.30pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows
Times:
5 August: 6.30 - 8.00pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Times:
16 September: 5.45 - 7.30pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre