How long is the planetarium show at the National Space Centre?
You can plan a full or half day visit, to include a 30-minute planetarium show, lunch beneath giant rockets and of course a trip to the well-stocked gift shop.
What can you do in Space Center in Leicester?
Leicester can claim to be the UK’s Space city and an out of this world experience awaits at the multi-award-winning National Space Centre. Visitors can explore six galleries crammed full of rockets, satellites and meteorites, take in a show at the UK’s largest domed planetarium, and ascend the iconic rocket tower.
How much are tickets for the National Space Centre?
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What Rockets are at the National Space Centre?
Main exhibits The attraction also includes a Digistar 3 dome cinema and planetarium, a gift shop and a restaurant. The restaurant is situated beneath the two nozzles of the Blue Streak and PGM-17 Thor rockets.
Why does Leicester have a space Centre?
In 1961, the University of Leicester became involved in the UK’s revolutionary Skylark sounding rocket project and helped to launch scientific instruments into space, allowing researchers to measure solar X-rays without interference from the Earth’s atmosphere.
How long do you need at space Centre Leicester?
We suggest four to five hours, but to be honest it differs from visitor to visitor. You get a 30 minute planetarium show included. Add to this three exhibition decks in the Rocket Tower and six exhibition galleries in the main building and it can be a full day.
Is the national space Centre good for adults?
£14 for an adult admission is a great price and is reasonable due to the planetarium show. Overall would recommend, even for those who aren’t massive space lovers – I still it! For 2 adults I would say it will take 3-4 hours to get round.
What age is National space Centre suitable for?
We suggest that the Centre is best for children aged 8-14, however, we do have content suitable for children from 5+, hence the free ticket for children under this age. We also host Toddler Days and Space Lates for younger and older guests.
How long do you need at Space Centre Leicester?
How much is the adult admission price to the National Space Centre?
Ticket prices & discounts
|0 – 4||Free|
|5 – 16||£12.50|
When did the National space Centre Leicester open?
June 30, 2001
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Can you take a picnic to the National Space Centre?
On hot days, there is a lovely canal side path to the park for a picnic as well. Although we have over 400 spaces, these can fill up on busy days. We also have a park and ride option, which runs throughout the day.
What to do at the National Space Centre in Leicester?
Visitors can explore six galleries crammed full of rockets, satellites and meteorites, take in a show at the UK’s largest domed planetarium, and ascend the iconic rocket tower. In the Welcome Hall visitors will discover a display of world-famous spacesuits.
Is the National Space Centre for the whole family?
The award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience for the whole family. Home to the UK’s largest planetarium, the Centre has six interactive galleries, iconic Rocket Tower and hosts events throughout the year. The award winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience for the whole family!
When is the National Space Centre in London open?
Your Journey Starts Here. With six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, the award-winning National Space Centre is an out of this world experience. Open Today 10:00 – 17:00. Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00.
How many planetaria does National Space Centre have?
The Centre’s own digital visualisation team, NSC Creative, make all the “fulldome” planetarium shows shown at the Centre. By 2011, NSC Creative fulldome shows are playing in over 220 planetaria in 27 countries worldwide.