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Rocket on the Toon

Free to visit
Perfect for everyone
Thursday 10 August - Monday 14 August
The UK Space Agency’s giant 72ft rocket pictured in Leicester.

Have a blast when the UK Space Agency’s giant 72ft rocket touches down outside Life in Times Square

During the docking of the replica of LauncherOne rocket (pictured at various location as part of its nationwide tour), you can learn more about how the UK is launching into space, have a fully immersive experience on what a launch looks like through state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets, as well as learn more about career opportunities in the growing space sector.

To make it a day to remember, continue your out of this world experience inside the science centre and while the rocket is here, everyone can enjoy a 20% reduction on admission to the centre.

Simply use the code ROCKETMAN online to redeem the discount.

This offer is only valid between 10-14 August and you will be asked to pay the difference on arrival if using for an alternative date.

Rocket At National Waterfront Museum Swansea

Science centre highlights:

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Join us in the Making Studios for a stomptastic time!

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Create your own rocket fuel in Experiment Zone

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Step inside a replica of the International Space Station

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Leave the world behind in Life’s amazing planetarium

Your journey to space starts here!

It’s easy to forget we live on a spinning rock that is whizzing through space. Our exciting exhibitions, shows, workshops and activities give families a greater understanding of the world and their place in it.

Highlights of our space experience include an immersive planetarium, mock-up international space station and Gaia, an amazing recreation of Planet Earth.

“We really enjoyed Space Zone, where we learned about life aboard the International Space Station, tried mission control and handled an actual moon rock.”

“My daughter has been learning about space at school and loved exploring Space Zone  – it was both fun and educational which is just brilliant.”

“There was so much to do – and we landed a spacecraft. The planetarium was amazing too.”