Destination Space at National Space Centre

16th - 24th February 2019


Discover the hidden mysteries of the Universe


Take part in Destination Space and discover the latest in space exploration… Deep Space Telescopes, Martian Missions, UK Spaceports and more.


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.

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Opening times:

10:00 - 17:00


Adult: £15.00

Child (5 - 16): £12.00

Concession (60+, NUS, disability): £12.00

Under 5s: free


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