The Big Space Day takes over nine spaces around the Hall – including the famous auditorium – showcasing everything from astronaut dress-up to a HD screening of Pixar’s WALL-E and an encounter with Apollo satellite thrusts brought back from the far reaches of the galaxy.
Other attractions on the day will include a ‘space walk’, a gadget workshop and Jon Spooner’s one-man show about trying to be an astronaut, How I Hacked My Way into Space, which will take place in a portable shed on the venue’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Steps.
Activities on the arena floor include the chance to become a space photographer – with the National Centre for Earth Observation – test a pair of robotic arms, and check out some space food, as well as experiencing an International Space Station via augmented reality.
The Big Space Day is free but ticketed: the event pass permits access to all activities except WALL-E, which requires a separate free ticket.
Lunar Landing Zone
11am - 5:30pm
Step into the iconic auditorium and be immersed in a range of activities including:
- Exploring outer space in the planetarium show.
- Discovering a real Mars Rover called 'Bruno'.
- Learning about life on the International Space Station through augmented reality.
Space Camp Zone
11am - 5:30 pm; rocket building sessions every 30 mins
Join the Institute of Imagination in designing and inventing gadgets to explore space, hear stories from the far-flung corners of the our solar system and build your own rocket with experts from the National Space Centre.
Deep Space Zone
11 am - 5:30 pm
Walk in the shoes of an astronaut and orbit the Hall’s main auditorium on this interactive 'space walk'.
Outer Space Zone
Eight performances from 11 am - 5:30pm
Go outside for a special one-man show about trying to be an astronaut, How I Hacked My Way into Space, taking in a portable 'space shed' on the venue’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Steps.