What's on at the National Space Centre

The National Space Centre hosts many special event weekends, evening events and school holiday packages. From Alien Easter egg hunts to invasions from the Dark side in Star Wars events, there really is something for everybody to enjoy.


Creator Fair

20-21 September

The National Space Centre is opening the building to showcase makers, builders, designers and crafters, for a weekend dedicated to amazing creativity.


Small Space Toddler Day

26 September

Small Space Days are the new Toddler events at the National Space Centre for our littlest Astronauts to enjoy.


World Space Day

04 October 10:00 - 20:00

We are cramming a whole week of celebration into one fantastic day.  Workshops, talks, special guests and an evening of star gazing that all the family can enjoy.


Spooky Science

Green Slime

18 October - 02 November, 10am - 5pm

Halloween Half Term Holidays have taken over at the National Space Centre and a team of mad scientists have decided to have so much fun they want you to come along and enjoy it too. See mad science, make slime and discover the frightening side of space.


Astronaut Visit - Stan Love

23 October

National Space Centre has been working with the Open University to bring a special guest to the City, NASA Astronaut Dr Stan Love.


Alien Encounter Halloween

31 October and 01 November

On the ready line Marines. This is an evening of frights, fights and Alien sights!  The Centre opens it's doors for a squad of Colonial Marines to take charge, in a mission that will change your world forever.


A Taste of Science - CHEESE CLUB

15 November 19:00 - 23:00

The National Space Centre is launching a brand new "foodie" evening event for you to enjoy.  This adults only night kicks off with CHEESE CLUB and is a must for anybody who likes/loves/dreams about cheese.


Steampunks 'v' Zombies

28 November 20:00-22:00

Steampunks 'v' Zombies is an evening of family fun with NERF guns, zombies, criptic clues and attempts at blatant self preservation.  Bring you guns along and enough ammunition to survive the apocolypse. 


Steampunks in Space

29/30 November

The invasion is planned and the dirigibles have taken to the sky for a weekend dedicated to rockets, steam, tea, cake and to celebrate the end of Movember; the moustache!


Steampunk Evening

To complete our weekend of Steampunk fun, we have a full evening of the best Music Hall entertainment, gaming tables and illicit market that can be offered on just one bill...