National Space Centre | Day Out With The Kids

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National Space Centre

  • Leicester
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

If any member of your family has ever dreamt of becoming an astronaut then they’re going to love the National Space Centre!

Get ready for lift off as you pull on your helmet to board the iconic 42m high rocket tower, before touring the six interactive galleries that take you on a journey through the spacesuits of the past as you piece together man’s amazing voyage into the unknown. Young children will love Sir Patrick Moore’s Planetarium, which illuminates the wonders of the skies before your eyes and find out all about what’s orbiting Earth.

The Unique 3D SIM ride will put all your space skills to the test before you’re called in to chart planets and see what you can discover as you peer through the telescope. Become a trainee astronaut at the Tranquillity Base, ensuring that you’re well equipped to explore the universe!

Go where no man, woman, or child has been before!

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Opening hours

Term Time
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

School Holidays
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

General Admission
Adults: £15.00
Kids (5-16): £12.00
Concessions: £12.00
Under 5s: Free

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Exploration Drive, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 5NS, England

Phone number

0116 261 0261

Map

Website

Click here to visit National Space Centre's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Car Park
All Day: £3.00

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

National Space Centre has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

National Space Centre has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

National Space Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an ATM available

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