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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 - 16:00

Planetarium Upgrade

Our Planetarium will be closed between the 11th December and 10th February due to an upgrade of the projection system. Your ticket will be upgraded to an annual pass and you will receive a voucher upon arrival to see a show, in our newly improved planetarium on a return visit.

What's on

Winter Public Programmes

11 December 2017 - 31 January 2018

Santa has brought you an extra special gift this Christmas, with added space!

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Science of the Time Lords

27 - 28 January 2018

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 2018

10 February 2018

The National Space Centre is hosting a very special evening dedicated to love.

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Operation Earth

10 - 25 February 2018

Take part in Operation Earth, an exciting new family show exploring the amazing stories and science of the environment.

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Brickish Weekend 2018

03 - 04 March 2018

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

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The LEGO Batman Movie

03 March 2018

He’s LEGO Batman. He only wears black or sometimes very very dark grey and now he has his own movie.

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See more events happening at the Space Centre!

mascot Look Right Down

Recent Blog Post:

Why Aren’t We On Mars Yet?

17/01/2018Written by Kimran Dhaliwal

The challenges and possibilities of humans on Mars.

Mars exploration (artist impression). Credit: NASA