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

** If you would like an exclusive hire, sleepover please request on booking - please note minimum numbers apply. 

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

You can also download our Sleepover Risk Assessment

**Unfortunately we are sold out for 2024 sleepovers but if you would like to be added to our mailing list 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.