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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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Fantastic School visit

The children had an amazing day, they learnt so much. We visited the planetaium, looked around the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Two big kids on a big adventure

I think if I'm honest this review would be different if we weren't just two big kids with a love of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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

The children had an amazing day, they learnt so much. We visited the planetaium, looked around the centre and took part in the 'rocket challenge' activity. The children came back with some fantastic ideas that had deepened their learning and asked great questions about what...More

Thank EGudgin
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I think if I'm honest this review would be different if we weren't just two big kids with a love of space. I personally think this would be better suited as a family day out however even so the space centre could do with some...More

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a very excited five year old, who is mad about the planets and the solar system. The first thing that you see as you walk towards the entrance are the huge rockets, That triggered his interest straight away, he soon spotted the section...More

Thank lesley2805
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely day out here and would recommend it to other people. Our tickets had been booked online as a gift for us, booking online meant you could bypass the main queue, not that there was a queue as we arrived as they...More

Thank Katrina G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took our gradaughter having heard it was very good although had mixed reviews. We enjoyed half a day there and could have stayed longer Plainitarium was awesome and very clevourly done. Our granddaughter said she learned lot as they made it fun to relate too....More

Thank Maxine M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the space centre but their seemed to be proper route so you could jump from one thing to the next...my suggestion would be arrows sending you around in the correct order ....lots of reading but the kids just want...More

Thank jan p
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took our two teenage grandsons today and they really enjoyed it, especially the planetarium. Plenty to see and things to do. Cafe was quite good and reasonably priced. Plenty of parking which cost £3.00. We did find the signage poor once we got off...More

Thank intrepids_12
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent half a day here. To be honest it wasn't my cup of tea but if you are interested in space, stars galaxy etc, then I am sure you would be delighted with it. Admission can be upgraded free of charge to an annual ticket,...More

Thank rascall
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As we had to get the car serviced and the dealer was near the space centre, we decided to walk there and visit, not having been before. Just two words to say: VERY IMPRESSED.

Thank David A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good parking at just £3.00 for the day. Food was reasonably priced and good value for money, but long queues. However, you might want to take a nice picnic as there is a large indoor picnic area. The gift shop is expensive but that...More

Thank Suzanne M
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23 July 2017|
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Response from pegz_thirteen | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, we went on a day there was an actual event on.. I'm pretty sure it was £18 for adult tickets and I'm not sure about the child price. I'd imagine it's quite a bit cheaper usually.
1 July 2017|
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Response from pegz_thirteen | Reviewed this property |
Yes definitely! There was a few chair users there, there is lifts up to the top too! Hope you have an awesome time!
Gemma B
4 June 2017|
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Response from barry P | Reviewed this property |
Yes all through. Very family friendly