Make space at the Science Museum
your holiday destination of choice. From 23 July 31 August, pick up a passport as you enter the museum and follow the new space trail embarking on a voyage of discovery through six of the museums galleries, where you can pick up some amazing facts about space and collect codes in order to grab a special souvenir at the end.
The space trail passes through the Exploring Space gallery, allowing people to marvel at rockets and satellites as well as the full-sized replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that took astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon in 1969.
Later in the journey, visitors are able to see at close range the original Apollo 10 Command Module the capsule that made the dress rehearsal to the Moon before the Moon landings. The trail later passes through the In Future gallery, where you can play a game about space tourism and decide if you would actually like to spend a holiday in outer space in the future! After taking a look into the future, you can take a look at how weve explored the universe so far in Cosmos & Culture a gallery all about the history of astronomy.
The trail also passes through the Science Museums popular Launchpad gallery, where visitors can have fun discovering the laws of gravity in motion and making sense of the way things work with our hands-on exhibits.
Another destination on the journey is the Science Museums IMAX cinema where you can immerse yourself in the incredible mission to service the Hubble space telescope in the film Hubble 3D, or witness the building of the International Space Station in another film Space Station 3D. For more entertainment, enjoy Legend of Apollo 3D at our Force Field 4D effects theatre - feel the impact of a Saturn V launch, take a ride in a lunar rover over the Moons surface and discover the smell of space.
Find out all the things you never knew about what astronauts do and meet our Yuri Gagarin drama character who will give his entertaining account of what it was like to be the first man in space exactly 50 years ago.