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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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Interesting location to run a team day

Attended a business workshop which included a tour around the exhibitions and a well equipped room... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rob S
Shropshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well worth a full day visit

The space centre was really good. Lots of interesting things to do and very interactive. There were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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The National Space Centre was voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year and upon arrival you will understand why, this really is a visit that is out of this world.Take a journey through the six hands-on galleries, stopping at over 150 interactive experiences, then travel in the glass lift through three floors in the 42m high Rocket Tower and encounter Space Race; the epic battle for the control of space!Sit back in awe in the UK’s largest planetarium; the Space Theatre, as we take you on a voyage of discovery in this 360° fulldome experience.Are you made of the right stuff to be an astronaut of the future? Human Spaceflight: Lunar Base 2025, will test your mental and physical ability to survive the long and dangerous voyage into deep space, culminating in a stunning 3D simulator mission through the Solar System to the ice moon Europa.This summer the National Space Centre launched another world exclusive interactive experience in association with The Met Office; the Weather Pod. Take your place to deliver a weather report in 2085, what will the UK look like, how has global warming effected us and how can space science help? Why not share your experience with all your friends and post your report on Facebook, Youtube or your own blog!The National Space Centre is an all weather attraction for all the family. Situated in the heart of the Midlands, the centre is located just two miles from Leicester city centre close, with easy access from the M1 and M69, just follow the distinctive brown rocket signs on all major arterial routes to find us. On site we have over 400 parking spaces, restaurant, shop and all the facilities you would expect from a world class attraction. The National Space Centre is hours of interactive fun and breathtaking discovery.The National Space Centre hosts many exciting weekend events, including astronomy evenings, movie themed events, astronaut visits, computer gaming challenges, even an invasion by the 501st UK Garrison Star Wars group and many more… see the website for full detailsOpening TimesSchool HolidaysMonday – Sunday 10am – 5pmSchool Term Time Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pmWe suggest you allow a minimum of 4 hours for your visit
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Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Attended a business workshop which included a tour around the exhibitions and a well equipped room to run a seminar and workshop in. Well organised and successful day.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 2 days ago

The space centre was really good. Lots of interesting things to do and very interactive. There were exhibitions on planets, space travel, the sun and more. Lots of interactive games to play and quizzes and also some good childrens trails. We really enjoyed the planetarium...More

Thank gecko77
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As its half term this week we were looking for something to do for the day with our 6 and 3 year old and came across the space centre. I have visited once before but many many years ago. We found it to be decent...More

Thank Popsandbaba
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Would recommend for kids and young children - all the information is geared as best as possible to appeal to the younger generation. The space centre incorporates immersive exhibits with hands-on astronaut edutainment!

Thank Will H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little disappointed with the space Centre. Found it to be a little boring, throwing lots of facts at you but with little excitement or interactivity. Was hoping to bring the world of space to life but for children under 10 (unless they have a...More

Thank beckdavi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with my 3 year old he’s prob a bit to young at the min. It has lots of interesting things to see and do. Well worth the visit . Would be better if they expanded the the place where you can purchase food from.

Thank catminpoo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family love this centre. So much to see and interact with. Small space days have been fabulous for our young son. Buy tickets online and get free all year return. You only get one free film show a year though. Son loved meeting the...More

Thank Marie M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attended with my 9yr old nephew the face of the nation event & had a fantastic evening. He loved seeing everything & having his pictures taken aswell. Found it educational & will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Sabz38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a family space late, sleeping there. My daughter is vegan and they catered fully for her. There were loads of extra things to see and do, and the film at the end of the evening was great. My daughter loved it so much she...More

Thank palmerwill
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Space center as a family, as he children were learning about space at school. the gang really enjoyed the day especially the simulator.

Thank Emma G
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28 September 2017|
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Response from ShelledNottingham | Reviewed this property |
If they love space they will love the space centre!! 3-103yrs!!!
Vicky C
28 August 2017|
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Response from SJS240 | Reviewed this property |
Hi sorry I'm not sure car park is quite big but was fullish when I was there, why not give them a call.
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Davebwiseman | Reviewed this property |
So that really depends. I've been to NASM in Washington DC loads of times so there wasn't much new for me but if you haven't and you,re interested in space exploration then definitely go. Also watch Brian coxs excellent... More