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Exhibition, Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019, £12-£15

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Address

Exploration Drive,
Leicester,
LE4 5NS

Details

Destination Space is an exciting new programme for families looking at the very latest adventures in space exploration and celebrating the space science, engineering and people that make it happen.

• Find out about the new European Mars mission and how it will put a rover onto the surface of Mars to search for evidence of life.
• Discover which parts of the UK might have the first spaceports to launch satellites into space and see how they are used in your daily life.
• See how scientists and engineers are creating a new telescope that will be based in space and send images of deep space back to us here on earth.

Science Zone

Did you know that only 5% of our universe is visible? Join us to see the 95% that you are missing out on! Witness cosmic rays in our DIY cloud, see how magnetic fields create the Northern Lights with the Awesome Aurora and find hidden patterns revealed in pools of colour! You can also take your own constellation telescope to make at home.
11:00 – 16:00 LIVE Space


Seeing the Invisible

Our live science show “Seeing the Invisible” will reveal some of the hidden mysteries of the Universe, by allowing us to see beyond the visible and into other parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Stars of the show include the James Webb Space Telescope, black holes and gravitational waves!
12:00, 13:30 and 15:00 LIVE Space

This programme is directed and managed by the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres and funded by the UK Space Agency.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach 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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb 2019 10:00 to 17:00 10:00 to 17:00
10:00 - 17:00

Prices

Adult: £15.00
Child (5 - 16): £12.00
Concession (NUS, 60+, Disability): £12.00
Under 5: free

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jan Science of the Time Lords
Fri 8 Feb Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 30th Anniversar
Sat 16 - Sun 24 Feb Destination 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.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Leicester station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • 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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

http://www.spacecentre.co.uk/images/downloads/press%20pack%20-%20access%20pdf.pdf