Space Kids - Rockets & More

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Space Kids is one of our most popular events for parents and their young scientists. These events are designed to inspire, enthuse and educate, in a way the youngsters will never forget.

We start with a brief talk then questions from you, which our astronomers will endeavour to answer; though with some of the questions we get from young minds it's even a challenge for us!

There will be a full tour of our two observatories and a chance to see, play with and drive our big telescopes! There may be time for us to touch real rocks from space, meteorites from the Moon, Mars and the asteroid belt, some of which are even older than the planet you're stood on right now.

Depending on the season and the weather, if there's time, we may take a look at the skies to see what we can observe.

Then rocket making, we turn Kielder in to mission control, and teach you how to build and launch your own rockets. A fun packed two hours of wonder and real discovery.

Please be aware all children under 16 yrs must be accompanied by an adult, all of whom must have a ticket. We recommend this event is best for ages 7 to 12 years old.