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National Space Centre

Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
+44 116 261 0261
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Bit disappointed that not much has changed. I feel like science and technology are a subject that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louise K
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Great place to visit

It was quiet when we arrived and plenty of hands on stuff to see and do,can imagine it could be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff293
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The National Space Centre really is a visit that is out of this world. Take a journey through out themed galleries, stopping at over 150 interactive experiences! Sit back in awe in the UK’s largest planetarium as we take you on a voyage of discovery in this 360° fulldome experience. The National Space Centre is an all weather attraction for all the family. 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 hosts many exciting weekend events, including astronomy evenings, movie themed events, astronaut visits, even special Star Wars, LEGO and Time Lord weekends and many more… see the website for full details Opening Times: School Holidays Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00 School Term Time Monday – Friday 10:00– 16:00 Saturday and Sunday 10:00– 17:00 (please check the website before visiting to ensure we are open). We suggest you allow a minimum of 4 hours for your visit
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Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit disappointed that not much has changed. I feel like science and technology are a subject that moves continuously, yet this museum isn't taking advantage of it. It's expensive to get in and it's the same as it's always been. It's not awful or anything...More

Thank Louise K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quiet when we arrived and plenty of hands on stuff to see and do,can imagine it could be difficult on a crowed wet day because of the hands on activities and people may have to wait to use them.Great experience probably ideal 7-8...More

Thank Geoff293
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price of entry and the £3 parking fee, you’d hope that there’d be plenty to keep you going... and you wouldn’t be disappointed!! Arrived as it opened at 10am, and nearly 5 hours later we were just leaving. Great value for money. Lots...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a fascinating afternoon at the National Space Centre, with plenty to see and do for all ages. Our daughter is currently learning about space at primary school, so seeing the exhibits, watching films of the moon landing, seeing the Soyuz space capsule and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day with the family and the kids was such a fun day and active would highly recommend. Not far from the city centre as well

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited today as a family.Entry was fast as had prebooked-but was no queue except a school group waiting to go in, We didnt know where to start first as so much to see and do.Our 10 year old daughter is space obsessed at the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son and friend. Amazing! Loved all of it , the information about space and the universe is mind boggling ! Nice cafe not over priced , good shop for kids. Brilliant that you get a years pass with your ticket.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out with kids age 7 and 8, huge amount of information and activity to keep them engaged, the animated show in the planetarium was superb! Spent an easy 4 hours here and it was part of the “stay, play, explore” deal which was...More

Thank Fiona H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Friday in term time. Was busy but was by no means cramoed. We were able to see everything we wanted and had no issues with queues. There are a lot of interactive elements to the centre for children if all ages and...More

Thank Bobbia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm very much into space, the universe and leaning more about it. Unfortunately this is more aimed at school children than it is for adults. £14 gets you in, if you donate it you can have a free annual pass. We realised we made the...More

Thank Neil W
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emily675
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On your booking confirmation you will find a link to lots of key stage specific downloadable trails. You can print these in advance and plan your route via your learning needs.
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2 April 2018|
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This is completely up to you. We are Stars is an animated full dome show, with lots of Science content, but also the wow factor of the fulldome technology. The Tour of the Night Sky is a traditional presenter led astronomy... More
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Shell C
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This is completely up to you. We are Stars is an animated full dome show, with lots of Science content, but also the wow factor of the fulldome technology. The Tour of the Night Sky is a traditional presenter led astronomy... More
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