Join the discovery team this February half term and explore the hottest planet in our solar system.
You’ll love finding out more about one of our closest neighbouring planets.
Book now to include entry into additional talks, craft sessions, and take a low Earth orbit cruise from the Tetrastar Spaceport.
This is a family friendly half-term of activities which aims to inspire children, families and communities about the space and STEM activities.
Drop in at the LIVE Space stage to find out about missions to Venus, why it is the hottest planet and the harsh environment of one of our closest neighbours.
The Discovery team will be building acid rain bath bombs, showing how the pressure on the planet can destroy a spacecraft, and looking at volcanic eruptions.
The Greenhouse Effect
Find out why Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system and what effect the atmosphere has on this.
Help the discovery team create an artistic Venus surface.
When you buy a ticket to the National Space Centre you will also be able to see one of our award-winning planetarium shows at no extra cost.
If you are visiting with an Annual Pass, you can buy a show for £3 per person (subject to availability) upon arrival at the Centre.
Tour of the Night Sky
- Suitable for 8+
Using our immersive Planetarium, sit back and relax as we journey together through the wonders of the Universe. Your presenter will guide you around our night time sky and together you will look at the stars, visit planets and explore the mysteries of Space, in your own unique adventure. Vote for some of your favourite stops along the way, in this exciting and audience driven journey.
We Are Stars
- Suitable for 5+
We Are Stars is narrated by Andy Serkis, who is known as the voice of Gollum in The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit films. In We Are Stars, he provides the voice of the Time Master – a Victorian gent with his very own time tent that will whisk audiences back in time 13.8 billion years. We Are Stars enables families, adults and children the opportunity to explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins.
We Are Astronomers
- Suitable for 5+
Do you know what an astronomer does?
Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. We Are Astronomers reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe. We Are Astronomers, narrated by David Tennant, is an exciting 360° fulldome digital planetarium show with input from UK astronomers.