Women in Science Tour: Space

Katherine Johnson portrait

Event information

Discover the fascinating work of women scientists past and present.

Tuesday 5 December and Saturday 27 January 


Tour starts from Guy the gorilla outside the Treasures Gallery, on the balcony of Hintze Hall.

Free, walk-ups accepted subject to capacity.

Discover the fascinating work of female scientists whose research has contributed to our understanding of space, meteorites and planetary materials. 

Take a guided tour of our first-floor Hintze Hall balconies and  Minerals Gallery and hear the gripping stories of the female scientists whose contributions changed our understanding of space. Encounter numerous treasures, including rare meteorites, as you learn about the research of female space scientists past and present, including some who've worked at the Museum. Join us and discover more about our displays and the cutting-edge science and space research we're doing.

  • Important information

    • The tour is suitable for adults and children aged 11 and over - content and length are not suitable for young children. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • We may need to cancel or rearrange tours at short notice due to volunteer availability. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.
    • Please arrive at the meeting point next to Guy the gorilla a few minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin. Guy is located outside the Treasures Gallery on the first floor of Hintze Hall.
    • There are 12 spaces, these are offered on a first come, first serve basis.
Event dates and times

5 December        13.15-14.00

Tickets for the dates below coming soon

27 January           14.15-15.00

Getting to the meeting point

To get to the meeting point by Guy the gorilla enter Hintze Hall on the ground floor then go up the main staircase. Turn right at the statue of Darwin and continue up the stairs. When you reach the top Guy the gorilla will be in front of you.

If using the lift, take the lift from the ground floor of Hintze Hall to the first floor of Hintze Hall. As you exit the lift head straight out onto the balcony then turn right and walk to the end of the balcony, the meeting point will be straight ahead.

Read some stories from the tour

Learn about female scientists past and present, their passions, their inspiration and how they got into science. Each tour is slightly different, but here are some of the women you might hear about.