Small Space Day

10 May 2019

Small Space is the Toddler Takeover day for our youngest astronauts to enjoy.

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Small Space Day

Combining stories, songs and trails, this is a fun and interactive way for young children to continue their early educational development. There is also the chance to see a special show featuring the planets and even meet our own Astronaut, George!

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.

PJ Masks

By day, 6 year olds Connor, Amaya and Greg go to school like everyone else. But when something goes awry in the city, these special kids, filled with curiosity and a sense of justice get ready for their mission – but they have to wait until night fall when the city is asleep and they can go un-detected.

As night falls and they put on their pyjamas and activate their animal amulets, they magically transform into superheroes – Catboy, Owlette and Gekko and become the PJ Masks!

Here comes Catboy – super fast and agile, Gekko – super strong and can scale walls, and Owlette – with the ability to fly and see great distances. Together these three can tackle any situation and embark on action packed adventures, solving mysteries and mayhem across the city. Watch out night-time baddies – the PJ Masks are on their way, into the night to save the day!

Meet PJ Masks

Ever wanted to meet your heroes? Time to join Catboy, Owlette and Gekko for a super hero photo, or pull your very best hero pose with Luna Girl.

11:50 & 13:50

PJ Masks Moonstruck Episodes Screening

Moonstruck Part 1: Race to the Moon.
Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko lift off to the moon to prevent Luna Girl from improving her Luna Magnet powers thanks to the bright harvest moon. But Gekko is afraid of the unknown and fears to travel to space.

10:30, 12:20, 14:20

Moonstruck Part 2: Lunar Fortress.
While Catboy and Owlette attempt to stop Luna Girl from improving her powers in space, they get imprisoned and can only rely on Gekko, who stayed at their HQ rocket, to save the day.

10:45, 12:35, 14:35

PJ Masks in Action!

Watch Catboy, Owlette and Gekko as they try to save the day from the sneaky villain Luna Girl! Fluttering Feathers! Leaping Lizards! What a CAT-tastrophe!

11:00, 12:50, 14:50


Join our commanders in the story area for a selection fantastic space stories, including stories about the PJ Masks.

10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45

PJ Mask Making

Join our team to colour, design and make your own superhero mask to help you save the day!

11:00 – 14:00

Moonprint. Credit: NASA

Kinetic Moon Dust

Join our team to create your own space Moon dust to take home in this hands on activity

11:00 – 14:00


Head to LIVE Space for some well-known songs to sing, with a very special twist. Bubbles, lights, sound and participation all create an out of this world sensory experience for little ones to enjoy.

11:20 & 13:20

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!

10:20, 11:00, 11:40, 13:00, 13:40 and 14:55


An immersive fulldome show celebrating the Apollo Space programme. From the National Space Centre based multi award-winning fulldome show producers comes ‘CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story’.
CAPCOM GO! showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.

12:20, 14:20 and 15:30

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?


Sunshine is a loveable cartoon Sun, and he doesn’t care if the children get loud or excited: in fact, he wants them to look around, raise their hands, sing, and play along with his tricks. Adults have to join in too!

Dressing Up Trail

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

Sensory Space

Visit the Universe gallery to enjoy our sensory space. Explore colours, textures and light in this discovery area.

Buggy Park

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.


What age is Small Space Suitable for?
This is a toddler event, so it is suitable for children aged 2-5. However, children younger than this may enjoy the sensory elements and children older than this will also enjoy visiting the Centre and the exhibition.

Is this event suitable for groups and schools?
No. As the day is planned around small children and parents, we do not encourage or take group bookings. Please see our EDUCATION pages to see other programmes that will be more suitable for you.

Can I use my Annual Pass?
Yes. This is not a Premium Event.

Would Small Space be suitable for a child with disabilities?
Yes. The event is aimed at providing a safe and educational space for all those looking to develop skills through play. We include many opportunities throughout the day, where children and parents can drop in and drop out at their leisure. We do not take large school or group bookings, so this is a special day for smaller children, or those who need a quieter and gentler pace to enjoy the Centre.

Is this day suitable for just adults?
No. The Centre is hosting this event for small children and their families. The galleries will be busy with children’s activities and you will not get the best experience. Please do look at our Space Lates events, or consider visiting on a sunny weekend date, when we tend to be a lot quieter (sunny summer holiday midweek dates are also good).

Can I drop my child off with you?
No. All activities are open for children to participate in, but they must be supervised by a parent, grandparent or guardian at all times.

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