The National Space Centre offers groups such as Brownies, Scouts, and also primary schools to take part in a sleepover event*.
As part of this event, your group will get the chance to sleep amongst our out-of-this-world galleries.

There will also be a series of arranged programmes which will entertain and excite your group. These include:

  • A trail around the galleries
  • An Astronaut planetarium show
  • Live experiment show
  • Space themed activities
  • A Tour Of The Night Sky in our Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium
  • Sleeping in the gallery around the exhibitions
Gravitrax activity
Trying out the gravitrax activity, with a stuffed alien looking on

Breakfast is provided on the morning after the sleepover

Each child in your group will also receive a woven patch and certificate (patches for adults can be pre-ordered at £2 each).

Pre-ordered snack pack options are available, for a small charge. Please ask our Bookings team for more information Previous sleepovers have been incredibly successful and our forthcoming events are over subscribed. 

Make sure your group doesn't miss out, e-mail our Bookings team or call 0116 258-2111 to book your place.

*Minimum numbers apply; contact us for more details.

Leaders: 1 free per 8 children

**Numbers below 150 will not guarantee exclusive hire of the centre.

To find out more about sleepover events download our Sleepover information sheet

You can also download our Sleepover Risk Assessment

If you would like to add a space pack to your visit then please e-mail us at

If you have a group of 150 and are flexible in your dates then it may be possible for us to arrange an extra event. Please contact our Bookings Team for further information.