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Destination Space, key stage 2

Key facts

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 2
  • Subjects: Science
  • Session type: Museum led
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 30
  • Venue: World Museum


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 2 workshop is available on the following dates at 10.15am, 11.30am or 1.15pm:

> 3, 4, 5, 6 October 

> 28, 29, 30 November 

> 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 15 December 

Further details

International Space Station above planet Earth

Join us on a simulated mission to the International Space Station and find out if you have what it takes to do an astronaut’s job!

Through a variety of explosive and surprising demonstrations pupils will learn about the science behind space rocket flight, and investigate how technology helps our human body survive the extreme conditions of outer space.

Pupils will work together in teams to develop some of the skills necessary for working in space, such as controlling a robotic arm or testing different materials to make a maximum absorbency garment (also known as a space nappy)!

Important note

Please note that for this workshop to take place it is essential to bring a minimum of four teachers/adults to actively participate in this workshop. This is because of the participatory nature of the workshops, and to ensure your pupils have a positive learning experience.  Without these helpers we are not able to run the workshop. The four adult helpers are needed in addition to other adult helpers you may be bringing to support other classes' activities at the museum.

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