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Your Journey Starts Here

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 - 1700

We have reduced capacity to support visitor and staff safety

Booking in advance is essential (including Annual Pass holders)

We promote the wearing of masks to protect yourselves and others throughout the Centre

If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home

Our team are here to help

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

Earth From Space

10 July 2021 - 05 September 2021

This summer see your home planet in a whole new light.

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Space Cadets Club

27 July 2021 - 24 August 2021

Over the Summer Holidays our Discovery team will be hosting three ONLINE space club session for kids aged 7-11

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Space Crafts

23 July 2021

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:

Twenty Years of Securing Space

29/06/2021Written by Malika Andress

Steve Brooks began working at the National Space Centre before we opened the doors, so on the twentieth anniversary of that big day, we asked him about his most memorable moments.

Steve Brooks in 2001 (in those REALLY hot denim shirts!)

#SpaceCrafts Planning a space-themed party? Make your own Moon Bunting with our free template. https://spacecentre.co.uk/event/space-crafts/