Family Halloween Party

27 October 2018

Fly, slither or crawl your way to the National Space Centre this Halloween as spooky science takes over.


Book online for this fantastic event!

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Have a fang-tastic night, a boo-tiful evening, a total hallo-scream!

Get into the ‘spirit’ of things with a special evening for all the family to enjoy, even the mummies.

We are hosting the ultimate Halloween ex-FEAR-ience, with live Alien Encounters, Silent Disco, Slime Making and an out of this world Costume Competition… it will be positively defrightful.

Remember, if this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead!


18:00 Doors Open
22:00 Event ends

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Costume Competition
Be be-witch-ing in our costume competition. Prizes for best child, adult and group costumes (extra points for adding a space twist!) If you’ve got it… haunt it!

Silent Space Disco
In the silent space disco, no one can hear you scream. Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Join the Leicester Astronomical Society for an evening of gazing at the mystical wonders of our night sky. (Weather permitting)

Live Action Alien Encounter
It’s just witch-ful thinking that our BOO Crew can get you through this Alien Encounter but see if you have what it takes in this terror-ific challenge.

Scary Story Sessions
Find our Ghostess with the Mostess to hear all about the horrors of space and otherworldly dimensions, in a mixture of family friendly horror stories and some gory space science.

Slime Time
Our classic slime gets an upgrade! Design your own glow in the dark goo with spooky additions.

Creepy Crafts
Drop by the craft tables to make a little something to take home, guaranteed to drive you batty.

Halloween Market
Demons are a ghoul’s best friend! Grab some spook-tacular tricks, treats and trinkets.

Boosters Café
Sit for a spell and have a brew. It’s time to eat, drink, and be scary in our Boosters Café… come in for a bite, you’ll be goblin it up.

The School of Science Magic

Come and join our department heads for lessons in potions, astronomy, and even divination.

19:00, 19:30 and 20:00

Spooky Tour of the Night Sky

Take a whirlwind 20-minute tour of the Autumn night sky in our newly upgraded Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.

18:30 or 21:00


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This event is suitable for all the family.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There are 400 car parking spaces available on site, which are free after 17:00. We are happy to call taxis for people and there is a bus stop to the 54 route within a few minutes walk of the Centre.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
The National Space Centre – 0116 261 0261.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No, tickets are non transferable or refundable.

Can I update my registration information?
No, once a ticket is purchased no changes can be made.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Either a printed ticket, or a ticket on your phone or tablet (we like the non-printing option, it is better for the planet).

What is the refund policy?
All tickets are non-refundable.

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