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Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July
Adults £13 | Friends £6.50 | Kids go free | Pre-booking required
Join us for our annual weekend of magical adventures in the Watts enchanted woodland.
Create collaborative fairy worlds with plasticine, lolly sticks and pom-poms.
Craft a crown fit for a fairy king or queen.
Make ‘fairy soup’ and ‘fairy mud’ in this relaxed sensory-play area for toddlers.
Create nature prints in clay using leaves and shells.
Build miniature dens using found natural materials from our woodland to create a magical fairy camp.
Fairy Garden Planting
Plant a seed in a fibre pot to take away. Cast a spell to make it grow.
Make a magical dreamcatcher using colourful wool, beads and feathers.
Friday 7 June | Doors open at 6pm | £15 | Friends £13.50
Watts Gallery | Pre-booking required | Rated PG
Continuing our association with Venture Cinema, enjoy this screening of the Oscar-nominated film, Hidden Figures. Following the true story of three African-American women hired by NASA on the Mercury programme in the early 1960s, the film tackles issues of civil rights and gender roles.
The film will be paired with an animated short, A Trip to the Moon. A silent film made by Georges Méliès in 1902, the piece follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule.
Popcorn and drinks will be served on the lawn from 6pm.Find out more Book now
Saturday 25 May | 11am - 9pm | All activities free with admission
We will be open until 9pm as part of Museums at Night, the UK-wide festival of Lates in museums and galleries.
See our exhibition, enjoy supper under the stars and join us for inspiring talks, activities and demonstrations by artists and space scientists.
See the Moonscapes exhibition after hours.
Decorate a paper lantern inspired by the surface of the Moon using collaged tissue paper and sequins.
Music for the Spheres
Composers have been fascinated by the Moon as long as artists. From medieval to modern, hear Moon-inspired music about love, myths, heroes and the weather.
Meet a Space Scientist
Ever wondered how heavy meteorites are? How old the Moon is? Want to find out more about what it is like to work at NASA? See a piece of the Moon, a sliver of Mars and touch a piece of space that is 4.567 billion years old with our cosmo-chemist Tim Gregory in a series of pop-up talks and demonstrations throughout the day.
From dusk until 9pm
See the Watts woodland in glimmering light with an installation of illuminated moons designed by our Artist in Residence, Mary Branson.