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Secondary schools

Discover the secrets of the universe and space travel!

Come to Noordwijk with your class and discover the secrets of space and space travel. We have developed a new, fun and educational program especially for you! At Space Expo, students go on a journey of discovery through space and space travel. The program is interactive. This way the world of space travel comes to life even more.

Secondary schools (age 12 - 14) - Astronaut wanted

Spaceclass: How do you become an astronaut? (60 minutes)

In Space Expo's Astronaut Room, students delve deeper into the fascinating world of astronauts. Together with an experienced and enthusiastic guide, they themselves get to work on the most important themes from an astronaut training: working together, doing experiments and living and working on the International Space Station. The Space Class is adjusted according to level.

Break (30 minutes)

Between the two parts of the program there is a thirty-minute break.

Interactive guided tour (60 min)

The guide takes the students into the museum. Now they can enter the ISS themselves, marvel at the Soyuz capsule on which André Kuipers travelled to the ISS and touch a real iron meteorite. There is so much to discover!

Secondary schools (age 12 - 14) - Forward Mars

This program introduces students to the fascinating planet Mars. After Earth, this planet receives the most attention of the 8. It is the inspiration for countless movies about aliens. We want to know all about it and there are ambitious plans to go there and even live there. Could this indeed be possible? What would life be like then? But why are we and scientists actually so interested in this planet? What do we already know and what more do we want to know? And how do you actually find out things about a planet that is at least 56 million kilometers away from us? Join us and discover Mars!

The program consists of a workshop and an interactive tour. The total program lasts 2.5 hours.

Forward Mars (60 min)

Why do humans want to go to Mars? What will we do there and what would our life be like there? What challenges will man face there? Accompanied by one of our enthusiastic guides, students will explore the conditions for life.

Break: Playground (30 min)

Between the two parts of the programme, the students have a half-hour break to eat (bring your own food) or get some fresh air in the playground.

Interactive guided tour (60 min)

The guide takes the students on a journey of discovery through the expostion. The workshop focuses on Mars, during the tour we look at Mars and space. Here students can enter the ISS themselves, marvel at the Soyuz capsule on which André Kuipers traveled to the ISS and touch a real iron meteorite. There is much to discover and the interaction with the guide encourages students to think about their own place in it all.

Opening hours

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:
Block 1: 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.
Block 2: 12.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m.

The museum is closed on Mondays. However, we do welcome school groups larger than 40 pupils. The coffee corner is closed on Mondays.

Schoolbookings are not possible during schoolholidays and weekends.

Terms & conditions

  • Space Expo has reduced rates for education (these apply to students and their supervisors): the costs are 15 euros per person.
  • The Museumkaart is not valid for school visits.
  • The program is suitable for primary education classes 1 till 3.
  • A maximum of 60 and a minimum of 20 students per booking.
  • The group is split in two when there are more than 30 students.
  • Schools must book in advance.
  • Groups bring sufficient guidance (see below).
  • We ask you to be present 10 minutes in advance.


Mail to or call us for a reservation or for more information. We would like to know:

  • Desired date + time
  • Schoolname
  • Information Contact person
  • Which group(s) and age students
  • Number of students en supervisors.


The students are received by an enthusiastic and experienced guide. However, the supervisors from the schools remain responsible for the students themselves. We ask schools to bring enough supervisors. We expect at least 4 supervisors per group.