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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 - 16:00

What's on

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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Bowie; Oddity to Mars

10 - 11 January 2020

An immersive LIVE show celebrating one of the biggest pop culture icons of the twentieth century

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Home Education Day

17 January 2020

A day dedicated to home educated children and their families

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Space Lates – The Next Frontiers in Astronomy

18 January 2020

Space Lates is an evening created for people who want to know more

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Science of the Time Lords

25 - 26 January 2020

Time to discover the science behind one of the world’s most popular TV franchises, if you can come out from…

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Cosmic Valentine

14 February 2020

Looking for an unusual, incredible and memorable Valentine celebration?

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Ghost 30th Anniversary Screening

15 February 2020

A love that will last forever.

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Pitch Black 20th Anniversary Screening

28 February 2020

Don’t be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of what’s in the dark.

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Annual Pass Christmas Gift Package

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

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Looking for the perfect gift package this Christmas? Give the gift of space…

Annual Pass Christmas gift packages are now available to purchase.

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Recent Blog Post:

How do you become a European astronaut?

28/11/2019Written by Tamela Maciel

What does it take to become the next ESA astronaut?

ESA Samantha Cristoforetti in training. Credit: ESA/NASA

Such a buzz here at @TEDxLeicester's #boldandbrilliant #TEDxLeicesterWomen2019 event! Amazing opening poem from @shaguftakiqbal & a rallying call for women in the music industry from @ccarpentermusic, ably presented by @alexmakesvr #inspiration #sharetheknowledge