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Your Journey Starts Here

With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience.

Please note: Booking in advance is ESSENTIAL (including Annual Pass holders).

Open Today 10:00 - 1600

We have reduced capacity to support visitor and staff safety

Booking in advance is essential (including Annual Pass holders)

We promote the wearing of masks to protect yourselves and others throughout the Centre

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home

Our team are 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

Live Space Q&A with Tom Kerss

05 October 2021

Join us ONLINE for a LIVE Space Q&A with astronomer, astrophotographer, writer and speaker, Tom Kerss

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Operation Earth Roadshow

01 - 04 November 2021

Thanks to Leicester Libraries our Community Engagement team will be hosting the Operation Earth Roadshow LIVE for children aged 7-12.

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Galaxies Assemble

16 - 31 October 2021

This October Half Term join our Discovery team to learn more about how the Webb Telescope will fundamentally alter our…

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Live Space Q&A with Dr Hannah Wakeford (Online)

19 October 2021

Join us ONLINE for a journey through exoplanet atmospheres with Dr Hannah Wakeford

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Space Cadets Club

19 - 26 October 2021

Over the October half term holiday our Discovery team will be hosting two ONLINE space club session for kids aged…

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Robin Ince – The Importance of Being Interested

05 November 2021

An evening with comedian, writer, broadcaster and human, Robin Ince.

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Steampunks in Space

20 - 21 November 2021

A celebration of steam-powered science fiction.

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War of the Worlds Dinner

20 November 2021

Enjoy a steam-powered celebration with food and music.

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Small Space Mrs Santa Special

19 December 2021

Join us for a very special pre-Christmas Small Space Day, including a visit from Mrs Claus!

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Space Crafts

18 October 2021

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:

The James Webb Space Telescope

14/10/2021Written by Eleanor Morton

After 25 years, the James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch in December 2021. We look back on the satellite’s journey.

Artist's concept of the James Webb Telescope in space. Credit: NASA

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