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KS2 Gallery Trails

Our Key Stage 2 Gallery Trails encourage fun and exploration. Download them here for your class.

To achieve the best quality copy when printing any of these trails in black and white please use the grey scale option in your printer settings.

Forces in the Universe


This trail is aimed at KS2 or KS3 children studying forces. The trail uses examples of the force of gravity and how astronauts live and work without gravity. It also encourages the children to use the hands-on exhibits in the galleries and apply them to their learning of forces.

Links with the national curriculum: Sc2 – Movement, Sc4 – Forces and Motion. – The Earth and beyond.

Links with QCA: 4E Friction 6E Forces in action

Download the Forces in the Universe Trail

Workshop Trails


The trails below are recommended to be used with our key stage 2 workshops.


Download the Rockets trail

Download the Rockets ANSWERS

From our Blog:

Shuttle launch in the Challenger Learning Centre.As we wave goodbye to the summer we are ready to welcome all of our school visitors back to the National Space Centre. We are especially excited as we have a multitude of new goodies ready to offer for the new school year!


Scouting and Guiding:

Fantastic packages for Scouting and Guiding Groups.

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Space Missions:

Blast off on one of our specatacular space missions!

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