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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

Planetarium Closure

Due to essential maintenance work the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium will be closed on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March.

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.

Also introducing…

New Mercury gallery
New Live Space gallery

Science of the Time Lords

28 - 29 Jan 17

Time to discover the science behind one of the world’s most popular TV franchises, if you can come out from behind the sofa for long enough of course!

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Film Club – Science of the Time Lords

28 Jan 17

Join us for an evening dedicated to the Daleks, in a double bill of movies about the ultimate Who foe.

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Science of the Time Lords

28 - 29 Jan 17

Time to discover the science behind one of the world’s most popular TV franchises, if you can come out from…

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Cosmic Valentine 2017

11 Feb 17

SOLD OUT – An unforgettable night of romance under the stars

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Gastro SPACE

11 - 19 Feb 17

Discover the world of space gastronomy, including what we eat and how we expel waste in space!

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Cosmic Valentine Film Club – Stardust

14 Feb 17

Join us for a romantic evening dedicated to love and our love of magical films set among the stars.

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A Taste of Science

04 Mar 17

The Good Food Leicester Show with a science twist.

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Brickish Weekend

18 - 19 Mar 17

A weekend dedicated to LEGO©, the iconic colourful plastic brick.

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The LEGO Movie – Brickish Weekend Screening

18 Mar 17

Everything is awesome! The story of a nobody who saved everybody.

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Don Thomas

25 Mar 17

Meet former NASA astronaut, Don Thomas at the National Space Centre, including a Gala Dinner.

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Annual Pass Gift Package

25 Dec 16

An Annual Pass to the National Space Centre can offer up to 318 exciting days out for one simple low…

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Recent Blog Post:

In Memory of Gene Cernan

17/01/2017Written by Tamela Maciel

We reflect on the life and legacy of the last man to walk on the Moon, Gene Cernan.

Credit: NASA