Small Space Day with OKIDO

11 May 2018

OKIDO are coming to join us for a day of Toddler Fun at the National Space Centre.

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Small Space Day with OKIDO

Combining stories, songs and trails, Small Space days are the fun and interactive way for young children to continue their early educational development.

The building and all activities are dedicated to our smallest visitors, so this is a great way to enjoy the National Space Centre, with lots of extra activities to keep young hands and minds busy.

OKIDO is the arts and science magazine for 3-7 year-old children. It’s designed to engage young children in scientific discovery in the most fun and creative way.


Join our commanders for some exciting stories including some from the pages of OKIDO.

10:30, 11:30, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30

Sensory Area

Join our team for some hands on sensory fun, playing with lights, colour, sound and touch.

11:00 – 14:00

Meet Messy

Time to grab the ultimate memento of your visit, a photo with Messy! Come along and meet Messy, make sure you pack your camera.

11:30 – 12:00, 12:30 – 13:00, 13:30 –14:00 and 15:00 – 15:30

Sing a long a Space

Join our commanders for a space themed sing a long

11:00, 12:00, 13:00

Messy Goes to OKIDO

Join Messy, the curious lovable monster as he finds the answers to everything a child wants to know. Together with his best friends Zoe and Felix, they fly to the moon, shrink to the size of atoms and fly on the back of butterflies! The show brings science to life using stories, comedy and adventure.

Moon Landing
Uh Oh! Messy monster has accidentally dropped his super stacked jam sandwich snack – But why did it fall down and not up? He goes to OKIDO and rockets up to the moon to find out.

Messy has to save OKIDO from a falling comet before his bedtime! He sees that Mayor Oki still has his bath!

Alien Television
Aliens on OKIDO telly? Skateboarders in the satellite?! Everything’s upside down! It’s up to Messy and his friends to fix it!

Craft Activities

Hand print Aliens
Join the Mission Commanders to your own very unique artwork.
10:30 – 14:30

Make and Take Messy Masks
Make your very own messy mask you can colour and wear home.
12:00 – 13:00

Moon Sand
Take your first giant leap and make your own Moon Sand to take home.
13:30 – 14:30

Planetarium Show

All day tickets include a fulldome planetarium show on your first visit. For Small Space day we have two shows to choose from, including a very special show, created for toddlers to enjoy.

One show is included in your first visit. If you would like to add a second show, you can purchase additional tickets for £3 per person from the ticket desk.

Astronaut George Show

Which is the best planet to live on? What dangers will he find? But most importantly – will he find any alien friends to play with? Find out in this inter-planetary adventure!

10:30, 11:10, 11:50, 13:10 and 14:30

We Are Stars

Narrated by Andy Serkis Discover what we are made of, where we come from and connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe.

12:30, 13:50 and 15:10

Astronaut George Trail

Astronaut George is travelling around our Solar System looking for samples that he can bring home, but he has run out of magic words to get his rocket to work… Can you help Astronaut George get home safely?


A tiny planetarium has been created, where Sunshine can tell you all about night and day.

Dressing Up Trail

Time to become a scientist, an astronaut, or even an alien!

Buggy Park and Coat Rail

To keep the galleries clear and to allow you to enjoy all the spaces, please drop off your buggy upon arrival in the Shuttle Suites.

PLEASE NOTE – this space is not supervised.