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We offer a range of packages to suit your budget. Please see the list and options below. If you have any questions, please contact our Bookings Team on 0116 258 2111 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Want a simulated Space mission?

**Please note we do not take provisional bookings**


Making a Booking


Prices are inclusive of VAT 

Exhibition and Planetarium* Only

1 Supervisory adult free per 10 students (years 5+)
1 Supervisory adult free per 5 students (Early years – year 4)
£9.00 per student
£9.00 per additional supervisor

*Note - A planetarium show, usully Astronaut, is included in general admission price

Enhancing your visit

Upgrade your Astronaut show for one of the following
Key Stage 1 & 2 Night and Day £0.60 per student

Key Stage 2 – 4 Tour of the Night Sky £0.60 per student

Key Stage 4+ The Life of Stars

If you would like two planetarium shows there is an extra charge of £3.00 per student.

LIVE Science Show

It IS Rocket Science - Live exciting planaetarium science presentation (This show includes explosions)

There is an extra charge of £75.00 per show max 60 students per show. 

Human Spaceflight in the 'Spaceflight Induction Module' – S.I.M

Available to students 1.2 metres or taller: Max 15 students + 2 staff per ride
£1.00 per student payable at the ride


Maximum per group: 36 students

Challenger Learning Centre Simulated Space Mission

This price includes a set of mission preparation resources.
A standard mission is suitable for a min 14 or max 34 students

2.5 hour mission £420.00

1 hour mission £300.00


Space Cadets Mission

The Space Cadets package includes a special self guided gallery trail and free entrance to the galleries (does not include a planetarium show).
A Space Cadets mission is suitable for between 8 and 16 students per mission. We can run up to 4 missions per day.

1 x 1 hour mission £300.00 

2 x 1 hour mission £570.00

3 x 1 hour mission £840.00

4 x 1 hour mission £1110.00

In Your School

4 Sessions From £500.00*

Outreach Workshops**
4 Sessions From £500.00*

* There is an additional charge of 45p per mile for distances over 30 miles.
** Please note: travelling distance of 75 minutes maximum from Leicester.

Virtual Classroom!

e-mission: Operation Montserrat
This price includes teacher training (over video link) and access to mission preparation resources.

A mission is suitable for up to 30 students.

Operation Space Station

1 Hour Video Conferencing Session

30 Min Video Conferencing Session

Education Award Scheme

You may be eligible to apply for a free visit or programme; if your school or community group falls into one or more specific categories.

Read here for further information.



£30 per child (inc. VAT)

£10 per child non-returnable deposit payable on booking.

Minimum numbers apply - please speak to our bookings team (0116-258-2111)  for further details

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