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  • Tuesday till Sunday: 10am - 5pm
    During holidays:
    Monday till Sunday: 10am - 5pm


Discover Space!

Space Expo is a space travel museum and the visitor centre of ESA ESTEC. We have been open for almost 30 years. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and her son Prince Friso opened the exhibition centre on June 29, 1990. Each year we welcome more than 100,000 visitors.

Visitors to Space Expo make an exciting journey of discovery through the universe. You can touch a real meteorite, launch a hydrogen rocket or jump around on the moon. One of our highlights is André Kuipers’ original Soyuz capsule.

In addition, much attention is paid to the history of space travel. You can walk through a model of the International Space Station (ISS). A visitor favourite is the life-size model of the moon landing.

Monday March 9th till Thursday Apil 23rd

A Renewed Space Expo

From March 9 to April 23 2020, part of the Space Expo exhibition will be renewed. And how! A very spectacular and interactive exhibition awaits you from April 24. During this improvement WE STAY OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK, because most of the museum components remains to see. Of course it is a pity that you cannot see everything, so we offer you an Astronaut Program for five weekends as compensation! On weekdays we give you a 25% discount on the regular entrance fee.


André & the Soyuz Capsule

At Space Expo you can also admire many things that have to do with André Kuipers' space missions. For example his original space suit. The Soyuz TMA-03M space capsule (with which André Kuipers made his journey to the international space station ISS) can also be seen permanently at Space Expo.

Extra excursion


The excursions to ESA ESTEC with our Space Shuttle have been canceled for a period to be determined. This will take effect from the upcoming weekend: February 29 and March 1, 2020. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will keep you informed via this website.

Space Shop

In our Space Shop you will find nice space gifts, gadgets, puzzles, magnets, key chains and more, available in all price categories for all ages.

Space Bar

In the Space Bar you can enjoy coffee, soft drinks, pastries, various sandwiches, soup or sweets. You can use our catering facility without an entrance ticket. The Space Bar is open during the opening hours of Space Expo. 

Free Parking

You can park for free next to the building. Space Expo has 100 parking places.

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