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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.

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

Open Today 10:00 - 16:00

Book in Advance (including Annual Pass and Voucher holders)

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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

Space Launch UK

12 - 27 February 2022

Get ready to launch the UK into space this half term.

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Cosmic Valentine

12 February 2022

Looking for an unusual, incredible and memorable Valentine celebration? The National Space Centre is hosting a very special evening dedicated…

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Film Club – Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

14 February 2022

Sit back in the Planetarium and enjoy a screening of Star Wars: Episode IV

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Space Cadets Club (February)

22 February 2022

To support Home Education and Lost Learning our Discovery team will be hosting an ONLINE space club sessions for kids…

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Brickish Weekend

12 - 13 March 2022

The National Space Centre is joining forces with Fairy Bricks and the Brickish Association to host a celebration of all…

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Home Education Day

16 - 18 May 2022

Join the National Space Centre’s Discovery team for two days dedicated to home educated children.

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Space Crafts

24 January 2022

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:

30 years of Discovering Exoplanets

20/01/2022Written by Dhara Patel

From one ‘Poltergeist’ to plenty more: Celebrating 30 years since the discovery of the first exoplanet.

An accretion disk around a star, the material from which will go into forming exoplanets that orbit around it. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

🚀🇬🇧 Join us this #HalfTerm for Space Launch UK!

✨🛰️ Learn about rocket science, UK spaceports, satellites and more! #LaunchUK

🎟️📽️ Included in your ticket is an award-winning planetarium show. Book in advance to guarantee entry: https://spacecentre.co.uk/event/space-launch-uk/