out of this world!

a trip to remember

the national space centre is a magical place for every one! there are fun activities and special things to offer for school groups. for school groups we give the students a chance to visit the challenger learning centre. The Challenger Learning Centre is one of only two educational space mission simulators of its type outside of North America.

When students arrive, a short briefing is held in which the student astronauts review their mission objectives.

The group is then divided, so that the Mission Controllers can take their stations and the astronauts "blast off" to the Space Station.

Throughout the mission, students are presented with tasks and realistic dilemmas that build problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Halfway through, the mission requires a crew exchange so everyone has an opportunity to experience both Mission Control and the Space Station.The Missions have been specifically adapted by the University of Leicester to fit the requirements of the National Curriculum. The missions are designed for groups of between 14 - 34 participants. we would love to see you and your class!

times and prices

theese are

  • Adult 13.00
  • Child (5-16)* 11.00
  • Concession§ 11.00
  • Under 5 FREE
  • Parking (all day ) 2.00

just past mars.....

The National Space Centre is located just off the A6, two miles north of Leicester City Centre, midway between Leicester's inner and outer ring roads. Brown road signs with a distinctive rocket logo will direct you from the arterial routes around Leicester.