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Meet Mimi

Mimi is a girl who has lots of questions about the universe.

She is always asking Why? How? Who? Where? When? Mimi wants to know all about how the world around her works and so when her essay ‘Everything I’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Space’ wins her a trip to mission control, she couldn’t be happier!

Join this family adventure and discover just what it takes to go to space.

Coming soon: the adventure

Mimi’s Space Adventure is a totally free programme for families to enjoy together and will be taking place all across the UK and Ireland during 2024 and 2025. Here is what to expect:


  • A free storybook to read together as a family
  • Interviews with space science superstars
  • Downloadable activities to try at home or in school

Events timeline (so far!)

  • The Highland Games in Scotland starting June 2024
  • A free family exhibition in London opening 25 July 2024
  • Community events in North London in July and August 2024
  • A free pop-up exhibition in Dublin opening summer 2024
  • The International Ayr Show in Scotland in September 2024
  • World Space Week events October 2024
  • Cardiff Science Festival in February 2025
  • NI Science Festival in February 2025

Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure

Have you ever wondered if carrots can really help you to see in the dark? Or why some energy is green, and some isn’t? Follow Mimi and her friends on their first adventure to find out how science can provide the answers to these big questions and more.

Read more about Mimi’s Rainbow Adventure

In the news

Mimi’s Space Adventure is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the UK Space Agency ‘Space for All’ grant designed to engage and inspire the next generation into STEM careers.

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The Limit Less campaign

Mimi’s Space Adventure is part of the IOP’s Limit Less campaign, to support young people to change the world and fulfil their potential by doing physics.

At the IOP, we want to make sure that no child misses out on the opportunities that doing science, and especially physics, can bring. By doing things together, you’re doing a fantastic job in supporting your child’s curiosity and keeping their options open about the future.

Find out more and join the campaign

Any questions?

We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions about the exhibitions and events or would like to find out more then email: [email protected] or call us on: + 44 (0)20 7470 4800.