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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 - 17:00

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

A Taste of Science

04 Mar 17

The Good Food Leicester Show with a science twist.

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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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Space Lates

31 Mar 17

An evening of astronomy, with special guests, talks, workshops and live stargazing.

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Pioneering SPACE

08 - 23 Apr 17

This Easter holiday, boldly go into space with our inspiring pioneers. Discover some unusual space firsts & launch your very…

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Film Club – Starship Troopers

29 Apr 17

Mankind just became an endangered species!

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Recent Blog Post:

A Treasure Trove of Planets

23/02/2017Written by Josh Barker

On 22 February 2017 NASA revealed the largest collection of habitable-zone planets around a single star.