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Wed, 26 Jul


Southend Central Museum

Space Day at the Museum

Get a taste for space this July with our planetarium show tasters and other activities running throughout the day!

Space Day at the Museum
Space Day at the Museum

Time & Location

26 Jul 2023, 11:00 – 17:00

Southend Central Museum, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EW, UK

About the Event

Space Day - 26th July

Join us at the start of the summer holidays for a day filled with space related activities in Central Museum and the Beecroft Art Gallery!

  • Planetarium Tasters. Come along for a "Mini Myths" or a "Moonlets" show to get a 20-minute taste of the  special planetarium shows we run throughout the summer holidays. £3.50/person for ages 3+
  • Children storytelling sessions on space, suitable for ages 5+
  • Space film showings - drop in sesssions
  • Meet the Meteorites - show & tell activity to introduce meteorites and learn what they are! 
  • Design your Dream Planet - accompanying the surrealist art exhibition on display in the Beecroft Art Gallery, create your own dream planet!

To book a planetarium taster show please call Central Museum during our opening hours, Wed - Sun, 11am - 5pm: 01702 212345

All Activities apart from the planetarium taster shows are free. Please note the Meet the Meteorites activity is first-come, first-served.

Schedule of the Day

Central Museum Activities

11:30 - 12:00: Moonlets

12:00 - 12:30: Mini Myths                   12:00 - 12:30: Meet the Meteorites 

1:00 - 1:30: Moonlets

1:30 - 2:00: Mini Myths                        1:30 - 2:00: Meet the Meteorites 

2:30 - 3:00: Meet the Meteorites 

3:00 - 3:30: Moonlets

4:00 - 4:30: Mini Myths                       4:00 – 4:30: Meet the Meteorites 

Beecroft Activities

All day: Design your Dream Planet, free colouring activity.

11:30 – 12:00: Space Story Telling in Lecture Theatre

12:00 – 1:00: Films on Space in Lecture Theatre

2:00 – 2:30: Space Story Telling in Lecture Theatre

3:00 – 4:00: Films on Space in Lecture Theatre

4:00 – 4:30: Space Story Telling in Lecture Theatre

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