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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.

 

Open Today 10:00 - 17:00

What's on

The FAB Worlds of Anderson

22 - 23 September 2018

We celebrate the fantastic legacy of Gerry And Sylvia Anderson in this very special weekend.

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Family Halloween Party

27 October 2018

Fly, slither or crawl your way to the National Space Centre this Halloween as spooky science takes over.

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Space Lates – October

06 October 2018

Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 7!

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World Space Week Family Sleepover

06 October 2018

A night of exploration and sleeping under the stars (with a no-rain guarantee!)

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The Planets 360

29 September 2018

Immerse yourself in The Planets on the 100th anniversary of its premiere.

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Go 7! Apollo Half Term

13 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first mission in the Apollo space programme to carry a crew into space.

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Wally Funk’s Race for Space

15 October 2018

Wally Funk was one of the thirteen members of the 1961 Women in Space Programme.

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Robin Ince and Friends

09 November 2018

Join Robin and friends in a night of science, logic, comedy, music and madness, we just hope you can keep…

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Leicester Whisky Festival

17 November 2018

An evening dedicated to the “water of life”.

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Recent Blog Post:

Zond 5: Tortoises at the Moon

12/09/2018Written by Elliott Langley

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Soviet Zond 5 mission, here is a look at its unlikely heroes.

Zond 5 postage stamp. Credit: Public domain

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