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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

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

Small Space Mrs Santa Special

19 December 2021

Join us for a very special pre-Christmas Small Space Day, including a visit from Mrs Claus!

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Christmas Package

25 December 2021

Gift an experience for the whole family with an Annual Pass to the National Space Centre and help support the…

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Home Education Day

07 January 2022

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

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Space Lates – Backyard Astronomy

14 January 2022

Space Lates is an evening created for people who want to know more – those who have an interest in…

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Space Crafts

06 December 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:

How Can Satellites Help Wildlife Conservation?

03/12/2021Written by Michael Darch

How can the space industry help wildlife conservation and the fight against climate change on planet Earth?

Credit: NASA

🚀 This Saturday @UKSpaceAcademy is hosting an online Careers Conference for Year 10 & 12 students who are interested in becoming space scientists and engineers.

👉 Year 10: 10:30 – 12.30

👉 Year 12: 14:00 – 16:00