Cosmic Valentine 2019 Exhibitions


The ultimate romantic experience beneath the stars

Arrive to spectacular cocktails and a chance to explore the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower, before heading to the heart of the exhibition to enjoy a four-course dinner.

Included in your evening is an opportunity to discover the Centre’s galleries in near exclusivity.

You can even upgrade your package to include privacy, prosecco or a night in one of the best hotels in Leicester.

Our Science Lab will be open throughout the night, so why not drop in to create a special memento to take home. Plus your evening will include a romantically themed tour of the night sky in the UK’s largest Planetarium, the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium.

Our package includes:

Arrival space cocktail served on a bed of dry ice

Four course meal including freshly brewed coffee and locally sourced tea served with truffles

The Science of Love come create a special memento with our love scientist.

Romantic Tour of the night sky show in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium

Exclusive access to the National Space Centre exhibition*

Package price: £49 per person

If you are looking for a little more privacy, then why not upgrade your table to a secluded spot within the exhibition, just adding to the excitement of this stunning location. We also include a bottle of Prosecco per couple to enjoy during your meal.

Package upgrade price: £66 per person, limited tables available.


19:00 Doors open – enjoy a cocktail upon arrival

19:00 – 20:30 Opportunity to explore the Rocket Tower

19:15 – 20:30 Dinner in the galleries (select dining time)

20:30 – 21:30 The Lab is open for Science of Love make and take sessions

20:30 – 00:00 Opportunity to discover the exhibition

22:00 – 22:30 Romantic tour of the Night Sky

00:00 Departure

*Please note, access to the Rocket Tower is not permitted once you go through to your seats for your dinner.

Cosmic Valentine’s
Please select one choice per course from the following


Chicken, apricot & lemon terrine

Tender pieces of chicken with apricot & lemon wrapped in streaky bacon, served with harissa dressed celeriac slaw and a preserved lemon dressing


Seared Tandoori Mackerel

Cured mackerel with pickled daikon, red onion, toasted coconut, served with mint & coriander creme fraiche


English Goats Cheese
Roundels of fresh goat’s cheese roasted red pimento, confit of heritage tomatoes, chilli and pomegranate dressed wild rocket, toasted ciabatta (v)


Please select one from following

Rosemary Rump of Lamb

Pot roast rump of roasted lamb, served with roasted winter vegetables and potatoes, with salsa verdi and a lamb jus


Roasted vegetable Baklava
Roast vegetables, spinach, Applewood smoked cheese, layers of filo pastry, served with a rich plum tomato and smoked paprika sauce (v)


Passionfruit Mousse

Sitting on a vanilla sponge, decorated with fresh fruit and a red shortbread heart biscuit


Dark Chocolate Truffle

Sitting on a biscuit base, encasing whole raspberries and decorated with fresh fruit

Freshly brewed coffee and locally sourced tea
Served with Truffles

Optional extras

- Cosmic Valentines Constellation Personalised Print - £30.00
A personalised print with the night sky of your cosmic valentine evening with your names on the print.

- Bottle of house champagne on you table - £35.00

- Pre-order drinks for your table before you arrive on the night. Please contact us and we email you a pre-ordered drinks form.

Contact us for more details.

Book a night in a hotel

Why not extend your evening and stay at one of our excellent local hotels?

The Belmont Hotel

£85 bed and breakfast for a classic double room.

To get this rate, please call the Belmont Hotel directly on 0116 254 4773 and quote “Space Centre – Cosmic Evening”

Holiday Inn Leicester

£79 bed and breakfast for a classic room also including leisure facilities (pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym)

To get this rate please quote ‘Space Centre – Valentines 2019’ call or email in house reservations; 0116 242 8707 or


Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?

18 +

Is there car parking onsite?

Free parking available on the evening.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact the events team at the National Space Centre

What's the refund policy?

No Refunds.

What time do the doors open?


What time does the centre close?


Is there a cloakroom?

Yes, there is a free cloakroom available on the night.

Can we look at the exhibition?

Yes, the rocket tower is open till 9pm and the main exhibition is open till midnight.

What if I have a dietary requirement?

Please contact the events team –

Can I buy additional drinks?

Yes, there is a cash bar available on the night and you can pre-order drinks for your table in advance.

How do I book a time for my table?

Once you have confirmed your booking, our events team will contact you prior to the evening to give you a selection of times to choose from for your table sitting.

More details

Date(s)14 - 15 Feb 2019
WebsiteVisit website
VenueNational Space Centre
AddressExploration Drive, Leicester, Leicester, Leicestershire,

Box Office0116 261 0261
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Event Details

Date14 - 15 Feb 2019
Time(s)6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
VenueNational Space Centre
Exploration Drive, Leicester
Phone0116 261 0261


8 Jan 2019

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