Family day out

Go 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!

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

 
Explore the season

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

Daytime
Younger children are invited to a different adventure every week! Come to the museum to take part in tailored activities, song, dance and...
Times:
Tues in term time | 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Searching here and searching there, where oh where, is the Great Big Bear?
Times:
Weekends | 11am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun, Talks & Courses
Drop in workshops facilated by Observatory Explainers mixing demonstrations with make and do activities.
Times:
Weekends, 1 April - 30 June | 12.45-4.15pm
Location:
Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Family fun
Come and learn about the stories behind the inspirational women in the museum's collection and design your own figurehead.
Times:
27, 29 May, 3 June: 11.00 - 13.30 | 14.00 - 16.00
Location:
Learning space
Planetarium shows, Family fun
Our Moon-themed morning includes a planetarium show, interactive quiz and immersive virtual reality activity.
Times:
28, 29, 30 May | 10am–12.30pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun
Come along and join the march in this interactive dance session for our younger visitors. 
Times:
28, 30 May: 10.30 | 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00
Location:
Learning space
Planetarium shows
Travel across the Solar System and help Ted plan for a holiday on another planet
Times:
4, 12 April and 31 May, 1 June | 10-11.30am
Location:
Royal Observatory
Family fun
What rights do you want today? Come and make a protest banner to spread the word.   
Times:
31 May, 1 June: 11.00 - 13.30 | 14.00 - 16.00
Location:
Learning space
Family fun
Join Story Spinner to hear the stories of some of the women who were instrumental in the women's suffrage movement, and stage your own...
Times:
31 May, 1 June: 11.30 | 13.00 | 14.00
Location:
Museum shop
Family fun
Times:
2 & 3 June | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Daytime
Celebrate our relationship to the oceans at the National Maritime Museum. This free family-friendly one-day festival includes music and...
Times:
9 June | 10.15am–4.45pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum
Family fun
Times:
7 & 8 July | 11.30am - 1.30pm and 2pm - 4pm
Location:
Cutty Sark
Daytime
Three summer day-courses of photography fun! Inspired by the National Maritime Museum's Great British Seaside exhibition.
Times:
13, 15, 18 August | 10am-4pm
Location:
National Maritime Museum