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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

Spooky Space

12 October 2019 - 03 November 2019

Discover the darker side of science this half term.

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The Farmageddon Family Halloween Party

26 October 2019

Close encounters of a furred kind!

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Elements in Space

16 November 2019

There may or may not be life out there but there is definitely Chemistry!

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Space Lates – Apollo 12

16 November 2019

A curated evening packed with guest speakers, planetarium shows, stargazing and live demos.

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Wild Wild West 20th Anniversary Screening

22 November 2019

Enjoy a wiki-wiki-wa-wa-west evening with Captain James T. West

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Chap Hop and Cheese

23 November 2019

A night of chap hop, science and cheese!

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Steampunks in Space 2019

23 - 24 November 2019

The Steampunks are back! Or maybe they never left… who knows with time travel?

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Museum Shop Sunday

01 December 2019

Get creative and support local independent makers.

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Small Space Santa Special

20 December 2019

Come along and enjoy songs, stories, games and the whole Centre for the under 5s to explore.

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Annual Pass Gift Package

25 December 2019

An Annual Pass to the National Space Centre can offer a full year of exciting days out, for one simple…

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Recent Blog Post:

Navigating Apollo to the Moon

09/10/2019Written by Pat Norris

Memories from an Apollo navigation engineer

Astronauts Pay a Visit to Surveyor 3. Credit: NASA

📅 #OnThisDay in 2003 China launched its first crewed mission of its space program, becoming the third country to independently launch an astronaut to space.

👨‍🚀 Yang Liwei was the astronaut launched.