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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


 Exhibition and Planetarium* Only

1 Supervisory adult free per 10 students (years 5+)
1 Supervisory adult free per 5 students (Early years – year 4)
£6.95+VAT per student
£7.50+VAT 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 £0.50+VAT per student

Key Stage 2 – 4 Tour of the Night Sky £0.50+VAT per student

Key Stage 4+ The Life of Stars

If you would like two planetarium shows there is an extra charge of £3 per student.

LIVE Science Show

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

There is an extra charge of £2+VAT per student.

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 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 £350+VAT

1 hour mission £250+VAT


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 £250+VAT

2 x 1 hour mission £475+VAT

3 x 1 hour mission £700+VAT

4 x 1 hour mission £925+VAT


In Your School

4 Sessions From £395+VAT*

Outreach Workshops**
4 Sessions From £450+VAT*

* 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

From our Blog:

Shuttle launch in the Challenger Learning Centre.As we wave goodbye to the summer we are ready to welcome all of our school visitors back to the National Space Centre. We are especially excited as we have a multitude of new goodies ready to offer for the new school year!


Scouting and Guiding:

Fantastic packages for Scouting and Guiding Groups.

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Space Missions:

Blast off on one of our specatacular space missions!

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