Fantastic voyage! Away from all the restaurants, hotels and pubs on Exploration Drive of Leicester City Centre is another world entirely. Although on the pricey side, the National Space Centre is rapidly becoming on the most UK’s most successful ‘large’ visitor attraction. Kids of all ages, from five to a hundred-and-five will be dazzled by some very hands on exhibits and galleries, which is a bonus as too many exploration centres fail to satisfy that need to touch and try that inspires so many children.
The Centre – which is also home to the UK's largest planetarium takes you on a voyage of discovery in the 360° ‘fulldome’ experience – a fantastic space theatre that does well to produce the sights and sounds of the solar system in the now customary 4D and interactive experience. Here you’ll learn about why the stars and the sun look so different and why and where the sun goes at night. The Challenger Learning Centre simulates actual space missions. Act out a voyage to Mars or attempt to land on a comet.
Families can wrap up the day with a trip to the Space Centre's Boosters restaurant or pick up some terrific memorabilia and telescopes in the Cargo Bay Shop. There's also space set aside for picnics.
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