Family fun

Summer Holidays: To the Moon and Back

Moon Explorers

27, 28 July

11am - 1pm | 2pm - 4pm 

What do you know about the moon? Find out what the moon's surface is like with an Observatory Science Explainer before creating a moon buggy fit for moon exploration!


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Lunar Landscapes

3, 4 August

11am - 1pm | 2pm - 4pm 

Come and create a giant collaborative lunar community. With Observatory Science Explainers, think about what we need to survive and thrive on the moon, then get building! But, should we be going at all?


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Summer Holidays: Moon Stories

Sensory Moons

30 July

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Explore the moon with all your senses in this interactive play session for under 5s.


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At Home on the Moon

6 August

11.00-13.00 | 14.00-16.00

Join in and create a giant lunar landscape inspired by images of the moon. Explore the space with your under 5s and hear stories about the moon.


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3, 2, 1, Blastoff!

13 August

10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00

Grubs Up: Surviving Sea and Space, Family Festival

Get active in a Haka workshop led by the Maori community, learn about the unusual diets of astronauts on their way to the Moon or take a moment of peace with family yoga.

All activities are free.

What's on

Out of this world

Under the Figurehead, 11am - 1pm | 2pm - 4pm

Come and meet a Science Explainer from the Royal Observatory and explore the diet of an astronaut in space. It's not all freeze-dried fruit!

Grub's Up!

Learning Space, 11.30am | 12.15pm | 1.30pm | 2.15pm | 3.15pm

Cutty Sark Flotilla

Come and make your very own tall ship to add to a spectacular flotilla of masts and sails underneath the Cutty Sark! Work with a Boat Poet to write your own poem on your ship and listen out for poetry from students who took part in the Rivers of the World project. Part of Totally Thames Festival 2019.

Family Space

This excellent value for money event includes a planetarium show and access to the historic Royal Observatory Greenwich for 50% off the normal combined ticket price. Unless otherwise stated the planetarium show will be Meet the Neighbours, taking you on a fantastic journey through our solar system and beyond with an astronomer presenting live.


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