Go on an epic adventure of discovery across the seas and through the universe this Autumn half term

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!

Stand on Cutty Sark's top deck and discover life at sea on board the fastest ship of her day

See draw-dropping planetarium shows taking you to the depths of our universe

Play in our free AHOY! children's gallery for under-7s and the All Hands children’s gallery for 6-12s

 
Family events

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

Introducing a new character on Cutty Sark: Mrs Ray, the mother of Clarence, a young ship’s apprentice.
Times:
21-22 Oct | 11, 25 Nov | 9, 17, 23 Dec | 11.00am, 12.00am, 1.30am and 2.30pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times:
Weekends, 1 October - 30 December | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Planetarium shows, Family fun, Daytime
Our Mars-themed morning includes a planetarium show, interactive quiz and immersive virtual reality activity.
Times:
23, 24 October | 10am–12.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun
Come aboard Cutty Sark and be entertained with turbulent tales, spirited songs and high seas adventure.
Times:
23 – 28 October | 10.30am -4.00pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Family fun
Musical family event
Times:
23 & 25 October | 10.30-11.15am, 1.30-2.15pm & 3-3.45pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Family craft event
Times:
23 & 25 October | 11.30am-12.30pm, 1-2pm& 2.30-3.30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Practical art workshop for children
Times:
24 & Sun 29 October | 11am-1pm & 1.30-3.30pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Planetarium shows
Travel across the Solar System and help Ted plan for a holiday on another planet
Times:
25, 26, 27 October | 10-11am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Annual family Halloween party
Times:
27 October | 11am-4pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Planetarium shows
Explore the night sky live in this show specifically for children with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.
Times:
4 November | 10-10.30am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun
Family friendly art and craft activity at Cutty Sark
Times:
4 and 5 November | 11.30am -1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
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
Member events
Join us for festive fun in the Queen’s House.
Times:
Saturday 2 December | 10am-11am, 11am-midday and 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm and 3pm-4pm
Location:
Queen's House
Family fun
Film screening of Polar Express
Times:
Sunday 3 December | 2pm
Location:
Lecture Theatre