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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.

S.E.S 2 Mars


This trail is aimed at KS2 or KS3 children it covers work on forces, satellites and the planets. This trail encourages children to collect data from a range of sources around the galleries. Once this trail is completed the information gathered can be used as part of a literacy speaking and listening exercise or to create a newspaper article.

Links with the national curriculum: Sc4 Forces and motion En1 speaking and listening – presentation. En3 writing non fiction text.

Links with QCA: 6E forces in action, Earth, Sun and Moon.

Download the S.E.S 2 Mars Trail

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

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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