This Easter school holiday period, if you are heading towards Leicester with your family, then do check out this brand new CAPCOM GO! show at the National Space Centre’s planetarium! Last week, we were invited to experience CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story which was produced by one of the world’s leading planetarium-specialist production companies NSC Creative, at the UK’s largest planetarium!
The show celebrates the achievements of the Apollo missions, highlighting what it took to put the first humans on the Moon. It tells the amazing story of the Apollo space missions, which are just as important today, as humankind looks to return to the Moon and on to other planets.
Yet again, we were very impressed with all the details of the show. It tells the story in a very precise way yet it is simple to understand for all ages. Visually, the special effects on the huge panoramic view are stunning and give you a sense of floating in space at times. It is a must watch show!
This planetarium is the largest in the UK and was opened in 2012 by the astronomy hero Sir Patrick Moore. The planetarium has 192 seats but I would queue as early as possible in busy times if you would like a good seat as it can get quite packed! The cost of the show is included in the entrance tickets. If you would like to watch it again or another show (please check with the ticket office), you can do it by paying a small fee. I would definitely suggest booking online as it will save you a lot of time waiting and you can upgrade to an annual pass for free!
This place is packed with six interactive galleries, the planetarium, and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower! There are many levels for you and your family to explore and more importantly for my children, there were a lot of interactive stations for them to play. They were learning about the fields of space science and astronomy through play! Of course, this place is not only just for children. It is very educational for adults too. The universe is so vast that there is still so much more to discover.
If you plan a day out to the National Space Centre, do plan with plenty of time in mind and take your time to enjoy your visit. They do have a café selling food and drink at good reasonable prices. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. It is worth a visit!
Disclosure: We were provided with free tickets in exchange for our honest review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Images used with permission.