The National Space Center is the largest visitor attraction in the United Kingdom. Over a quarter of a million visitors have visited the National Space Center ever since it opened in the June of 2001. The best thing about the National Space Center is that there is something here for all ages. There are many curriculum-based programs that allow children to learn and have fun while doing so.
The Space Theatre is another one of the exciting features offered by this science center. Night and Day is a program that is geared towards children who are between the ages of 1 and 4. This program teaches children about the sun and the stars. If also tells children of some of the mythological stories that are associated with the sun and the stars.
Children who are between the ages of 5 and 9 will enjoy learning about the planets in The Space Theatre. Children learn important information about the planets by playing a game that tests their knowledge. The Life of Stars is a part of Space Theatre that is recommended for children who are between the ages of 9-11. This show gives children a glimpse of how the universe looks. It also shows some of the objects that are distant from earth.
Tour of the Night Sky is a part of The Space Theatre that is recommended for people of all ages. This show helps people learn how astronomers discovered all of the major constellations. The Tour of the Night Sky also tell of some of the myths associated with some of the major constellations.
There are also workshops called KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4. KS1 is for children who are between the ages of 2 and 5. This workshop teaches children about how rockets work and why they take off. Key Stage 2 has workshops for children who are between the ages of 5-9. Space Cookery teaches students about what astronauts eat in space and Rocket Science is a course that teaches children about how to build a rocket.
Key Stage 3 is a program that has workshops for children who are between the ages of 4-11. One of the workshops is called, Are You Suited for Space, which helps children learn about what it takes to be a successful astronaut. Key Stage 4 has workshops for children who are between the ages of 8-10. One of those workshops is Our Earth Under Threat.