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“What couldn't you like”

National Space Centre
Ranked #7 of 110 things to do in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“What couldn't you like”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

A very interesting day definitely worth a visit as you get to come back for free i was a bit annoyed about how much everything cost though as it is expensive

Visited July 2013
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“interesting”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Good couple of hours looking around. Lots of interactive things to do and a couple of actual rockets to look at. kids loved it

Visited August 2013
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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“Spaced Out”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Fantastic family day out which was educational and highly enjoyable. My children are 11 and 8 and it was ideal for them or older and also interesting for adults alike. Rockets to view as well as plenty of information on astronomy. I felt it was a bit pricey compared to similar places but nevertheless I would recommend it.

Visited July 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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“Interesting place, give it a go!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very interesting attraction. You get blown away by the scale of everything compared to seeing it on television! Definitely worth at least one visit!

Visited September 2012
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North West England
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“Fab Fab Fab”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I cringed at the entry fee when we arrived (even though I knew how much it was going to be!) but worth every penny. Visited with wife and 12 year old. What a brilliant time we had, huge planetarium (and a cute small one too!), fantastic mini ride, tell your own future weather forecast (and post on youtube). Loads of exhibits to look at and lots of things to learn. Go and enjoy. Number 54 bus takes you there from city centre.

Visited August 2013
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