Space For Everyone

With six galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, Rocket Tower, cafe, shop and all the facilities you would expect from an award winning visitor attraction, our teams are working hard to bring you the full experience in a safe space. Booking Online is Essential, support our charity AND upgrade to a FREE Annual Pass.

We have reduced capacity to support social distancing

Booking in advance is essential

Please follow Government guidelines on safe distancing

Face coverings must be worn throughout the Centre

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home

Our team are fully trained and here to help

Travellers’ Choice Winner

We’re over the moon to be voted a Travellers’ Choice Winner, putting our Leicester based charity in the top 10% of attractions in the world.

What's on

Astronaut LIVE Space Q&A – Tim Peake

23 October 2020

Join us for a special #SciFRI as we speak with UK ESA astronaut Tim Peake.

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Destination Space – Telescopes

17 October 2020 - 01 November 2020

See the Universe in a different way.

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20 Years of the ISS

02 - 08 November 2020

Join us for a week online and in person to discover the past, present and future of the International Space…

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Space Crafts

11 July 2020

Discover fun Space Crafts and downloadable resources.

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See more events happening at the Space Centre!

mascot Look Right Down

Recent Blog Post:

It’s Getting Busy Up There

21/10/2020Written by Malika Andress

The current scale of our space junk problem was revealed this week.

A computer-generated image representing space debris as could be seen from high Earth orbit. The two main debris fields are the ring of objects in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) and the cloud of objects in low Earth orbit (LEO). Credit NASA

Born on this day in 1933 @NASA astronaut Donald Peterson was originally selected for the Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) program, but, when that was cancelled, he became a NASA astronaut and a mission specialist on STS-6 on board Challenger.