Hire Our Space For Events

Whether you are planning a conference, a reception, an awards event or a fun-filled team building day, Airbus Foundation Discovery Space is a unique and inspiring venue for a range of private and corporate events.

Located in central Stevenage, our state of the art discovery zones provides a stimulating environment to encourage the flow of ideas and knowledge. We offer opportunities for you and your guests to enjoy a rich interactive experience in an environment designed to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

All of this complemented by exclusive access to our viewing gallery where your guests can witness history in the making as scientists and engineers build and test the next Mars Rover as part of the ExoMars project.

Our Space

We have a range of available spaces that can are flexible enough to easily accommodate between 25 and 100 guests.

Learning zone: Our learning zone is a state-of-the-art classroom housing a range of equipment including a 3D projector and 3D printer. We can arrange this flexible space according to your requirements. Perfect for presentations, classroom based activities, team building exercises.  Comfortably takes up to 40 guests for a presentation or 25 cabaret style.

Interactive zone: Our interactive zone is packed with exciting exhibits to encourage visitors to touch, explore and learn about the basic principles of science. Located at the heart of the venue, it’s the ideal place for your guests to interact with their colleagues whilst still keeping their brains active! This area is great for use as a break-out space or for networking. Plenty of room for up to 40 guests.

Mars Yard Viewing Gallery – our star attraction! Unique viewing access to the Mars Yard. From our gallery your guests can see the latest ongoing engineering activities associated with the build and test of the Mars Rover prototype. Ideal as a further presentation area or break out space, or for hosting a buffet lunch or drinks reception for up to 40 guests.

Our learning zone and our interactive zone can be opened up into one larger space.   Perfect for larger events and for up to 100 guests.


We can provide you with a personalised cold buffet selection, hot and cold drinks.

We are happy to work with you to create a bespoke menu that suits your needs. Talk to us about your requirements.




Our great range of science shows and activities are suitable for all ages.

We can offer you these as an additional option and they are a perfect as ice breakers or for a team building activity.

Whether it’s learning about the materials and science behind bath bombs, using fabric dye and a secret scientific ingredient to launch rockets or using Lego Mindstorms to programme a mini Mars Rover we’ll help you choose an activity to suit your group’s requirements.


We are located just a short walk from Stevenage train station. Or alternatively we are just a 5-minute drive from the A1. We have dedicated parking available for up to 25 cars.

We are also fully wheelchair accessible. If you have any questions regarding your group’s specific needs, please get in touch and we’d love to help.

How To Book

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Airbus Foundation Discovery Space.

For further details about what we have to offer please fill in the contact form below, call us on 01462 443050 or email us at airbusdiscoveryspace@nhc.ac.uk and we’ll be in touch with our booking form to firm up the details.

To learn about our facilities and how to find us, visit here.

Contact us

For bookings and general enquiries give us a call on 01462 443050. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form and we will be in touch.

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