We have a selection of interactive activities at the Space Centre, including:
Solar System Explorer
Visit planets, moons and spacecraft. Zoom in and see objects from any angle.
See what's happening in the sky right now, or plan ahead to find out what things are visible in the night sky over the coming weeks.
An arcade-style game in which you have to land the Lunar Module safely on the Moon. This activity teaches the principle of thrust vs gravity.
Watch videos about space, e.g. How to become an astronaut, what it's like living in space, etc.
Calculate your age and weight on other planets.
Sounds From Space
Listen to different sounds made by astronomical objects. This is a great activity for people with visual impairments.
We have a supply of paper-based activities such as crosswords, word-searches, mazes, join-the-dots, etc.
We have a free VR demo as well as a paid VR experience. More details.
For private bookings and special events we have more options available, depending on weather and various other factors. For example:
- "Orbits", a game in which participants act as planets, moons, stars, etc. The object is to have everyone moving in the correct orbits and build the most complex solar system.
- "How far to the stars?", an activity in which we step out the size of the solar system, based on the scale of the Sun being the size of a golf ball.