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The National Space Centre takes one small step towards recovery

Since reopening on 5 June the teams at the National Space Centre have enjoyed consistently sold-out weekend and school holiday dates. The visitor attraction has today launched tickets for the summer holidays.

With less than a third of daily tickets available, visitors have been supporting the Leicester based charity by booking in advance and following government guidelines.

Malika Andress, spokesperson for the National Space Centre, said; “It is great to have our teams back in the building, welcoming really excited families and schools on days out people have missed over the past year. We are now able to launch tickets for the summer holiday season, buoyed by the extraordinary support we have received, with sold out school visits through to September, and very few tickets left for weekend family visits in June.”

'Earth from space' is the theme for the school holiday period and kicks off on 10 July with the Discovery Team taking on the roles of climate detectives to host live science talks, family artefact trails and science busking.

The team at the Centre do anticipate all tickets will sell out in advance, as the extension of roadmap restrictions will keep numbers low for social distancing, making this the perfect time to visit and enjoy the whole Centre with very few people inside.

Home to the UK's largest planetarium, all day tickets will include entry to the multi-award-winning Astronaut Fulldome show, where visitors can experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut and 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.