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

What's on

Search for Life Week

03 - 09 August 2020

Join the National Space Centre online for a week discovering if the truth is out there.

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Destination Space(port)

08 August 2020 - 06 September 2020

This summer holiday we will be blasting off from the UK, thanks to some brand-new Spaceports.

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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:

Perseid Meteor Shower 2020

06/08/2020Written by Malika Andress

In 2020, the Perseid meteor shower peaks between 11-12 August, with up to 100 meteors an hour!

3...2...1... @spacecentre is OPEN. The charity has been supporting learning online during lockdown, but we are now delighted to welcome visitors to the Centre again. Huge thanks for your support, we can't wait to see you! (Booking in advance essential) #WeAreLeicester #GoodToGo