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Children's Activity Event:Earth From Space at National Space Centre

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Children's Activity Event, Sat 10 Jul - Sun 5 Sep 2021, £15.50-£12.50

National Space Centre

National Space Centre

Address

Exploration Drive,
Leicester,
LE4 5NS

Details

Join the National Space Centre's Discovery team for a summer of Earth observation. Take a seat to find out more about satellites, follow the trail to see amazing artefacts and enjoy our science busking sessions.

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff day tickets are significantly reduced.
Booking in advance is ESSENTIAL (including Annual Pass holders).

Looking Back

Join the Discovery team to find out what we can see when we look back at Earth from space. An important part of space exploration is understanding more about our home planet. In this interactive talk find our more about Earth observation satellites, see live demonstrations of some of the instruments they use, and find out what that can tell us about our own extraordinary planet.

11:30, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:00

Looking Up

See some of the amazing artifacts we have displayed above your head and some of the satellite examples in our galleries. Pick up a trail from the ticketing desk and make sure you don’t miss anything.

Looking at Satellites

What do we know about our planet from satellites? Find out how satellites work, take a look at our own “mini sat” and see if you can work out what our satellite images tell us?

11:00-13:00

Looking at Climate Change

Join us for up close demonstrations to help understand the scientific realities of climate change and find out what we can all do to help our planet Earth.

14:00-16:00

Planetarium Show

Included in your first visit is an award-winning planetarium show.

Annual Pass holders may be able to purchase a show on the day, but this is subject to availability, as we have significantly reduced capacity in the theatre.

Astronaut

The exploration of Space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut?

Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer Space, from floating around the International Space Station to manoeuvring through microscopic regions of the human body.
Discover the perils that lurk in Space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that Space has to throw at him.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 Jul - Sun 5 Sep 2021 10:00 to 17:00 10:00 to 17:00

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 10 Jul - Sun 5 Sep Earth From Space

Directions

See location of National Space Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 587065  Lat: 52.65306 Long: -1.13370

By Road: 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.

By Train: Eat Midlands Trains and Cross Country Trains serve Leicester Station. From here you can either take a bus or taxi to the National Space Centre. First Bus 54 runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes on Sunday from Charles Street, a short walk from the station.

By Bus: First Bus 54 runs every 10 mins throughout the day Monday to Saturday and every 20 mins on Sunday running from 9.30am. The bus stop is only 2 minutes’ walk away from the National Space Centre.

By Park & Ride: The National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station and Dock all now have their very own Park and Ride bus stop. Just head to the Birstall Park and Ride site and hop on a bus to us. The stop is on Abbey Lane, opposite ASDA supermarket and just a short walk to the Centre (just look for the Rocket Tower). The Park and Ride option is a great option for special events, wet school holiday days and when the 400 spaces in our car park are full. Birstall Park & Ride Site, Loughborough Rd, Leicester LE4 4NP

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4.8 km from Leicester station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities