Family fun

One Day on Mars

You'll dive into the depths of seemingly bottomless canyons and brave the violent winds that sweep across the Red Planet's icy dunes.

One Day on Mars will take you to a world that humans could well visit in just a few decades in our ongoing search for life. Suitable for adults and families.

Important information

Aimed at adults and children 7+. 

How to book

Bookings for Planetarium shows are via phone only. 

The bookings office is open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. 

You can contact the bookings office on +44 (0)20 8312 6608. 

Pomp, Pageantry and Plasticine | Animation workshop at the Queen's House

Very few people are born royal, but many have created lineages, courts and symbols of power for themselves: from pearly kings to drag queens, from the artist formerly known as Prince to Queen B.

In this workshop we will explore how people have subverted symbols of royalty and reshaped them in their own image. We will collect our favourite costumes, symbols and poses from the Queen's House, to inspire our royal puppets and animate them into a claymation pageant of majestic gifs. 

Suitable for ages 6 - 13 years.

SENsory Sailors

SENsory Sailors is a weekly session reserved for children under 7 with special educational needs and their parent/carer.

Join in with sensory activities inspired by the museum’s vast collection and meet other local families.

This session is designed to support children in their exploration of the world around them and their relationships with their parents and carers. Our facilitators will encourage this through:

Art Inspirations | Online workshop

Hear the stories behind some of the paintings in the collection, and practice techniques inspired by the chosen art work in each session. 

Our amazing learning team will take you around the collection, where you will discover work from contemporary artists such as Tania Kovats, to British Masters such as JMW Turner. 

These fun and energetic sessions are designed for children aged between 7 to 13 but parents will want to join in to.


4 May Sketching the sea - mark making

Play Tuesdays

Join Paul for stories with song and movement, Dani for sensory storyelling, and Jenny for immersive play! Every session will take your family on a different journey, encouraging you and your little one to learn and play together and providing an opportunity to meet other local families with under 5s.

Please note that timings have been changed and we are currently running fewer sessions. 

Holiday to Space

Join Ted and Plant as they explore the Solar System in search of the best place to take a holiday.

In this online show and workshop, learn about the planets and help Ted to prepare for the trip of a lifetime! Take part in some half-term family fun with an animated musical introduction followed by a make-and-do activity alongside Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomers.

Ted's Space Adventure

Join Ted the Teddy Bear on a journey throughout the Solar System, learning about the things we find there and how they affect us.

Reccommended for ages 3 - 7. 

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

With interactivity, music and rhyme, the show is a must for pre-school children.

Planetarium shows last up to 30 minutes. 

How to book

Bookings for Planetarium shows are via phone only. 

The bookings office is open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday. 

You can contact the bookings office on +44 (0)20 8312 6608. 


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