Failure is NOT an Option

16 - 31 October 2020

An out of this world Escape Room experience!


Book now for this fantastic event!

mascot Telescope Right

Apollo 13 was the fated lunar mission that never landed. There are many challenges involved in getting the craft into space, but also in getting it home with all crew surviving.

The National Space Centre has joined forces with The Game Lab to host a very limited run of 5 nights to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 lunar mission.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to successfully orbit the moon and bring the astronaut crew home safely. Are you up to the challenge? Failure is NOT an option.




Dates and Times

Friday 16 October
18:00. 19:00, 20:00

Friday 23 October
18:00. 19:00, 20:00

Saturday 24 October
12:00, 13:00 and 14:00 (family shows) 18:00. 19:00, 20:00

Friday 30 October
18:00. 19:00, 20:00

Saturday 31 October
18:00. 19:00, 20:00

The Game Lab

The GameLab is a mobile escape/puzzle room and alternative reality gaming company.  We are a small family business with many years’ experience in playing and running experience games.


  • All evening sessions are suitable for 18+
  • Daytime FAMILY session on 24 October is suitable for children 8+ and their families – children must be supervised at all times.
  • Does not include entry to the National Space Centre.
  • You will work as part of a team to achieve the objective.
  • The space used for this Escape Room challenge is wheelchair accessible. If you have any access needs, please let us know when booking.
  • No food or drink is available during the evenings.
Mission Control. Credit: NASA

Family Session

Due to popular demand, the National Space Centre has added some family friendly escape room sessions on Saturday 11 April, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. The experience will allow families to work together to achieve the objective of safely returning the Apollo 13 astronauts to Earth.


Saturday 24 October – 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00 (30 minutes) £5 per person