Your Journey Starts Here
With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, unique 3D Simulator Experience and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.
Open Today 10:00 - 16:00
New for 2017
Journey to the surface of Venus!
A brand new immersive experience. Take a journey to the surface of the hostile planet, Venus.
Travel through sulphuric acid clouds, encounter atmospheric pressure 92 times higher than on Earth and try to survive temperatures of up to 460°C.
New Mercury gallery
New Live Space gallery
Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
Included in your ticket (or £3 per person if returning on an Annual Pass) is a fulldome show in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.
Monday to Friday in Leicestershire school term time the show is the award winning We Are Stars, but at weekends you can choose to either see We Are Stars, or a presenter led Tour of the Night Sky.
If there is capacity, you can also buy a second show, so allowing you to have both experiences.
We Are Stars – narrated by Andy Serkis
ROLL UP, ROLL UP…
COME INSIDE AND EXPERIENCE THE UNIVERSE LIKE NEVER BEFORE… LET ME TAKE YOU ON A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND SPACE.
We Are Stars allows you to explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins.
This show is an immersive 360 degree fulldome experience suitable for all the family. It includes educational content that will help children aged 7-14, as well as those with an interest in science and space.
Tour of the Night Sky
Take a tour of what you can see in the sky above our city in the past, present and future. Go beyond to see other galaxies, stars, nebula and the wonders all around us. Learn about constellations and the stories behind them from cultures around the world.
This show is a traditional presenter led planetarium show and is suitable for those with an interest in science and astronomy. The show is suitable for children aged 5+.
This half term, take a look deep into space and discover the secrets of our galaxy and beyond.See More
Sci-Fi Shorts – Short Story Competition
A sci-fi short story competition hosted by the National Space Centre in collaboration with Literary Leicester Festival.