After another record breaking weekend, the National Space Centre anticipates the 3 millionth visitor will be welcomed to the Centre tomorrow (08/04/2015).


The National Space Centre opened its doors to the public in 2001. Since that date the attraction has welcomed just under 3 million visitors, so the Centre is now looking for that very special person to step onto the launch pad.

In the past 14 years the Centre has seen many changes, including the addition of two growing business units, the multi-award winning NSC Creative, who make fulldome planetarium shows, which are currently showing in over 40 countries throughout the world and the National Space Academy, whose work with students, universities and industry is leading the way in supporting the next generation of scientists and engineers.

In addition to this the Centre has welcomed many special guests over the years, including astronauts, pop stars, film icons and even royalty. It has been the backdrop for films and even a very special wedding, created by a fantastically geeky Groom. It is the home to the UK’s largest planetarium, the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, opened by the man himself, as well as rockets, satellites, spacecraft, meteorites, a piece of the Moon and even a dog spacesuit.

As the Centre completes the latest development, with the expansion of the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, a brand new Boosters Cafe and a larger and more efficient ticketing zone, they also turn their attention to finding one very special (and very lucky) person - VISITOR 3 MILLION.

The team anticipate that this special person will step through the doors tomorrow, securing themselves an out of this world prize and a free Annual Pass to enjoy their visit and many more over the next 12 months.

Last updated September 2015