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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 - 17:00

On 30 September a film crew will be following a family on a day out at the Centre.
Filming should not impact on your visit and all areas of the Centre will remain open throughout the day.

Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium

Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
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+.

Sci-Fi Shorts a short story competition for all ages

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World Space Week Family Sleepover

07 October 2017

To celebrate World Space Week the National Space Centre is hosting an exciting sleepover package, including entry to the Space…

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Sputnik 60

04 October 2017

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first artificial Earth satellite.

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A Day with Al Worden, Apollo Astronaut

07 October 2017

Meet Apollo 15 Astronaut Col. Alfred Merrill Worden, who is one of just 24 people to have flown to the…

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Space Lates October

07 October 2017

An evening of space exploration and engineering, with special guests, talks, demonstrations and live stargazing.

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Spooky Space

14 - 29 October 2017

This Halloween Half Term Holidays the Spooky Science team have taken over and we have all gone slightly batty!

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Film Club – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

28 October 2017

Close Encounter of the First Kind – Sighting of a UFO. Close Encounter of the Second Kind – Physical Evidence.…

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Saturn V @ 50

09 November 2017

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first launch of this iconic spacecraft.

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A Taste of Science

11 November 2017

A National Space Centre and Great Food Club Show with a twist.

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Steampunks in Space Launch Night

24 November 2017

Join us as we launch our Steampunk weekend with not one, but three Splendid chaps!

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Steampunks in Space Saturday Night

25 November 2017

A full evening of entertainment to suit all has been created for your delectation and delight.

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Alexei Leonov, In Free Flow (1965). Painted by Alexei Leonov