Spooky Space

12 October 2019 - 03 November 2019

Discover the darker side of science this half term.

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Happy Halloween half term from space, the most dangerous place you could ever consider visiting.

Join us as we discover the constant threat of high-speed micrometeorites, your bodily fluids from boiling in the hard vacuum of space and temperatures as low as -129C (-200F) or as high as 121C (250F), sounds like a delightful destination, right?

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Spooky Science

Join our Professors at the School of Science Magic for lessons in explosive potions, physics-defying charms and amazing mind reading! This talk contains loud bangs, so parental discretion is advised.

11:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 15:00 on the LIVE Space Stage

What Will Kill You First in Space?

The vacuum of space is an incredibly dangerous place for humans. We need to know what will kill you in space first to build life-saving spacesuits.

11:00 – 13:00 in the Orbiting Earth Gallery

Space Slime

Make your own spooky space slime in our FREE drop in session.

11:00 – 16:00 in the Orbiting Earth Gallery

Life in Space Trail

Developed for our littlest astronauts, this trail will help you discover many of the hidden gems in our artefact collection and understand more about living in space. Make sure you grab a copy (suitable for families with children 7 and under).

Planetarium Show

When you buy a ticket to the National Space Centre you will also be able to see one of our award-winning planetarium shows at no extra cost.

If you are visiting with an Annual Pass, you can buy a show for £3 per person (subject to availability) upon arrival at the Centre.

Now Showing: CAPCOMGO!

An immersive fulldome show celebrating the Apollo Space programme. Take a seat in the UKs largest Planetarium to see our latest award-winning show.

CAPCOM GO! showcases the achievements of the Apollo program and what it took to put the first human on the Moon.

Café and Picnics

Boosters café will be serving a selection of freshly made seasonal sandwiches, as well as soups, hot dogs, nachos, snacks, cakes, fruit, crisps and Leicester roasted real bean coffees and teas.

If you want to bring your own food, there will be a picnic space available in the John Eggleston Suite, which you can find next to the Rocket Tower.

Park and Ride


The National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station and Dock all now have their very own Park and Ride bus stop. (Available Monday to Saturday)


Just head to the Birstall Park and Ride site and hop on a bus to us. The stop is on Abbey Lane, opposite ASDA supermarket and just a short walk to the Centre (just look for the Rocket Tower). The Park and Ride option is a great option for special events, wet school holiday days and when the 400 spaces in our car park are full.
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