13 July 2019 - 01 September 2019

This summer take a trip to the Moon.

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Fifty years after humankind took that one small step onto the lunar surface the National Space Centre is taking you back to the Moon.

Join our Mission Commanders for an immersive celebration of the Apollo 11 50th anniversary.


Annual Passes are valid

for this summer holiday period.


Credit: NASA

Lunar Rocks

Thanks to the Science and Technology Facilities Council UK, this is an opportunity to get up close with some real lunar samples.

Orbiting Earth Gallery

11:00-13:00 (drop in)
Apollo mission patches. Credit: National Space Centre

Make a Mission Patch

Every Apollo mission had its own iconic mission patch. Design your own to take home.

Orbiting Earth Gallery

14:00-16:00 (drop in)

The MER (Mission Evaluation Room) during Apollo 11 - Credit: Dutch von Ehrenfried/NASA

Hidden Figures

Discover the people who made the moon landing possible. From nurses to geologists, there are many experts involved in the Apollo space programme.

Live Space

Buzz Aldrin and the U.S. Flag on the Moon. Credit: NASA

After the Eagle Landed

Did you watch the lunar landings live in 1969? This is your opportunity to relive the moment or see it for the first time “as live” with our experts help. Live narration and original NASA film footage bring this iconic moment in history to life.

Live Space

12:00 and 15:00

Fulldome Planetarium Shows

When you buy a day ticket, we include ONE free planetarium show. Over the summer holiday period, subject to availability, you can choose from the following.

If you are visiting with an Annual Pass, or wish to add a second or third show, these can be purchased from the ticket desk on the day for £3 per person.


An immersive fulldome show celebrating the Apollo Space programme. Take a seat in the UKs largest Planetarium to see this brand-new show.

From the National Space Centre based multi award-winning fulldome show producers comes ‘CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story’.

CAPCOM GO! showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.
It will introduce a new generation to the immense challenges they overcame and will inspire them to become the explorers, designers, engineers, thinkers and dreamers of the future. (suitable for 5+)

Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium. Credit: Hufton Crow

Tour of the Night Sky

Take a seat in the UK’s largest planetarium to take a presenter led tour of our night sky and solar system. (suitable for 7+)

11:50 and 14:30

Credit: NASA