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Accessible Afternoon - July

An afternoon to support children, young adults and families with additional needs and disabilities, designed for SEND visitors who would benefit from a quieter experience.

  • 15:00-18:00
  • £5 (free for under 5s)
  • Very Limited Capacity

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    Accessible Afternoons

    Tickets include full access to the award-winning National Space Centre, including the Sir Patrick Moore planetarium.

    This is an accessible programme for all ages, that combines relaxed lighting and sounds around the centre, with hands-on sensory activities. All activities are drop-in, to allow visitors to experience them in their own time.

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Lighting and sound levels will be managed throughout the attraction, as well as important changes with things like additional hands on activities and staff given additional training in Makaton.

The sessions have been timed to allow children, adults and families to visit out of hours, and after school, with very low ticket numbers and no large groups on site.

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    Join one of the Discovery team, to explore the wonders of the Universe, in our accessible planetarium experience. Take this opportunity to stay as long as you like to wonder at the stars and ask questions you’ve always wondered about space. The planetarium will uniquely be set to drop in.

Sensory Science and Craft Activities

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    Satellite Reactions

    Find out how satellites observe our planet and test your reactions at the same time in this interactive activity.

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    Penguin Poo from Space

    Have you ever wondered how we track animals from space? Join the discovery team to find out more in this fun, and not at all smelly, activity.


SEN/SEND children, adults and families.

No, this is an additional evening event and is not within the Annual Pass offer.

From accessible parking upon arrival, to easy to access gradual ramp entrances, hearing loops, large print, sensory backpacks on loan, wheelchair access, accessible toilets and a Changing Place, as well as regular seating areas, textured flooring, trained staff and lots of activities that have been created in consultation with many disability groups, we have worked hard to make #SpaceForEveryone

No, once purchased the tickets are non-refundable, however, if you are unable to attend please email [email protected] with your booking details and we can move you to the next Accessible Afternoon in June.