The Moon: resources and programming for schools

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Royal Observatory Greenwich will be running special school sessions related to the Moon.

Check out just some of the school events and resources we offer at Royal Museums Greenwich.

The Moon exhibition

This is the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to the Earth’s nearest neighbour. It tells the scientific and cultural story of our relationship with the Moon through time and across civilisations. It features artefacts from the Apollo missions, lunar rock samples and historical and contemporary artwork. There will be a FREE schools trail to guide students through the exhibition.

The Moon Exhibition

KS2 Mysterious Moons

In this facilitated and interactive science theatre show we journey through the Solar System on a hunt for life beyond Earth. We’ve been searching the planets for signs of life, but maybe we’ve been looking in the wrong place – perhaps we should be searching the moons in our Solar System? This action-packed show full of multi-sensory demonstrations explores what life needs to survive and we discover why it might be better to search for life on moons rather than planets!

KS2 Mysterious Moons

What would a visit include?

The Royal Observatory’s offer can include the science theatre show – Mysterious Moons, a visit to The Moon exhibition and a lunch room slot.

Where does the session take place?

The science theatre show takes place in the Lecture Theatre at the National Maritime Museum. The lunch room facilities and The Moon exhibition are also at the National Maritime Museum.

When do the sessions take place?

The Moon exhibition is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm between 19th July 2019 and 5th January 2020. The science theatre show takes place on selected Thursdays and Fridays between September and December 2019. They run four times a day at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:45pm and 1:45pm.

Full list of dates

Here is an example of what your school visit might look like:

11:15 arrival NMM
11:30 Mysterious Moons - science theatre show Lecture Theatre, NMM
12:30 lunch NMM
1:15 The Moon Exhibition Special Exhibitions Gallery, NMM

How much does a visit cost?

We charge £60 for facilitated workshops and science theatre shows for a class of 30 students. The required number of accompanying adults are included in this cost and there is a charge for any additional adults.

The exhibition is FREE to visit when you book into any facilitated session.

How do I book?

Please contact our bookings team


Tel: +44 (0)20 8312 6608

Free classroom resources

We also have classroom activities and animated videos relating to the Moon on our wesbite. 

You can find our classroom resources here

You can find our animated videos here

Animated videos