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Destination Space, key stage 1

Key facts

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 1
  • Subjects: Science
  • Session type: Museum led
  • Duration: 35 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 30
  • Venue: World Museum
  • Free


World Museum has joined forces with the UK and European Space Agencies to run a fantastic education programme celebrating British astronaut Tim Peake’s recent mission at the International Space Station. A key aim of Tim's six month mission was to inspire a new generation of space scientists through the Destination Space education programme.

Through these unique and stimulating workshops pupils will learn about the wonders of space flight and the talented team of experts that make travelling and living in space possible. The workshops focus on inspiring curiosity and an interest to continue to explore the marvels of modern day science and technology.

The key stage 1 workshop is available on the following dates at 10.15am, 11.30am or 1.15pm:

  • May 4, 5, 9, 10, 11
  • June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Further details

Astronaut Tm Peake on the International Space Station

Come and join us on an interactive adventure travelling into space to visit the International Space Station. We will meet some space scientists and get their expert help to prepare us for travelling and living in space, then we’ll launch a rocket (with a big bang!) and dock at the International Space Station.

Once on board experience what life in orbit is like through a series of challenges; how do astronauts move in zero gravity, where do they get fresh water from, and how do they go to the toilet in space?

Suddenly there is an emergency! We must test and select equipment to go on a space walk and fix the problem. Once repaired we take in the amazing view of planet Earth, then we strap ourselves in ready for the journey home.

These activities are supported by UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres and UK Space Agency.