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    You can plan a full or half-day visit, to include a 30-minute planetarium show, lunch beneath giant rockets and of course a trip to the well-stocked gift shop.

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Group Visits

Looking for a day out for your group of 15 or more? With galleries to explore, lots of hands-on activities, the iconic Rocket Tower, large coach park, café, gift shop and the UK’s largest planetarium, there is enough to create a full or half-day package everybody can enjoy.


Group Packages

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    • Entry to the galleries (not including Tetrastar Spaceport)
    • Planetarium Show
    • Free coach parking
    • Fast Track Entry
    • Space Crew Briefing
    • Free Coach Driver Entry
    • Free Organiser Entry

    All this for just £17.95 per person - Must be pre-booked (not available during half term or Easter holiday periods).

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    • Space Trail to use in the galleries
    • National Space Centre woven badge per child
    • Interactive Live Science Show
    • Rocket Building Workshop
    • Allocated Lunch Slot Area
    • Entrance to the Galleries
    • Presenter-Led Tour of the Night Sky Planetarium Show
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    • All day parking is just £10 when booked in advance or £15 on the day per coach

    If you are dropping off visitors to other city centre attractions and are in need of easy to access coach parking facilities, the National Space Centre can help.

    Please call in advance to make a booking and secure your space – 0116 258 2128 (this number is only for parking bookings)

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Boosters Cafe

Why not save time and money by booking our
special groups packages?

Lunch Package
Add vouchers to your package, which can be used at Boosters Café.
£5.00, £6.00 or £7.00 (per person)

Coffee/Tea and a Cake
Finish your visit with a cake, muffin or brownie, as well as a cup of tea or coffee.
£4.50 (per person)

Call us Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 to book
0116 258 2111

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Gift Shop

As you would expect from any world-class attraction, the National Space Centre has a fully-stocked gift shop for you to visit.

We can also provide Space Packs for you to save time and money, please ask the Bookings Team for full details.


We require a minimum of 15 people in a party to qualify for the discounted groups rates.

The main doors are just over 100m from the coach park. There is a gentle incline down to the main entrance.

Yes, we have a café at the bottom of the Rocket Tower. It serves homemade soups, sandwiches, snacks, hot dogs, cakes, coffee, tea and soft drinks.

Yes, however spaces are shared with the public and therefore limited; speak to a member of staff upon arrival.

We suggest 3-4 hours to enjoy the galleries and Planetarium show. You can add 60-90 minutes for a light lunch, or afternoon tea, as well as free time in the shop.

Yes! Tetrastar Spaceport is available to all visiting customers (subject to availability and health and safety regulations) during on-peak operational hours (10:00-17:00) - Weekends and School Holidays.