What's On

Events at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

The Science Centre's large hands-on exhibition is open seven days a week including Bank Holidays and the planetarium runs frequent shows (planetarium schedule here). 

This page lists special, extra events open to public visitors and also the rare days the planetarium (or exhibition) is closed. Cubs/Brownies events here.

If a date is not listed, the exhibition and planetarium are expected to be open as usual.


Notes on event pricing:

£10/£8    stand-alone ticket price (with concessionary rate)
+£2.20    the "+" means this price applies as an add-on to Science Centre admission
+£0         no extra charge after paying admission to the Science Centre
FREE     completely free!


The Science Centre is open seven days a week. Full planetarium schedule here.

Date(s)

Event

Information

Details

Sun

Oct

Sunday Science Club Sunday Science Club - Monthly themed workshops for a range of ages. Free once a general admission ticket has been purchased.

11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm

Free

Wed

8 Oct

Space Lecture Transients and Cosmic Fireworks (Dr Rene Breton, University of Southampton)

4:30pm & 

6:30pm

£10/£8/£6

Sat &

Sun

11 &

12 Oct

World Space Weekend World Space Weekend - major event with special exhibitions and many additional activities including contributions from Airbus Defence and Space, Arqiva and other regional organisations. Launch rockets, hold pieces of the Moon, and watch out for the Storm Troopers! 

10am-5pm

+£0

Sat

11 Oct

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Regular Saturday Night planetarium event featuring a new, live show each month. This month's Saturday Night LIVE! is on the theme of Mercury, Venus & Mars and the 360-degree fulldome film show is We are Astronomers.

6pm & 8pm £10/£8,

7.15pm 

£5/£4

Weds

15 Oct

After Dark After Dark (adults only), explore the exhibition and see the best of our planetarium shows without having to let children go first.

Evening

£10/£8

Fri

17 Oct

Singles Event Singles Event: Come & meet new people in the unique atmosphere of Winchester Science Centre.

7pm

£20

Sat

25 Oct

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Regular Saturday Night planetarium event featuring a new, live show each month. This month's Saturday Night LIVE! is on the theme of Mercury, Venus & Mars and the 360-degree fulldome film show is We are Astronomers.

6pm & 8pm £10/£8,

7.15pm 

£5/£4

Sat 25 Oct - Sun 2 Nov October Half Term Activites A full range of activities including; daily live science shows with different topics and live, presenter led planetarium shows. Planetarium£2.20 or £5

Thur

6 Nov

After Dark After Dark (adults only), explore the exhibition and see the best of our planetarium shows without having to let children go first.

Evening

£10/£8

6,18 & 20 Nov Planetarium  Sorry no public planetarium shows, due to private events. Science Centre and hands-on exhibition open as usual.

Sat

8 Nov

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Regular Saturday Night planetarium event featuring a new, live show each month. This month's Saturday Night LIVE! is Reading the Sky - where am I? and the 360-degree fulldome film show is Back to the Moon: For Good.

6pm & 8pm £10/£8,

7.15pm 

£5/£4

Wed

12 Nov

Space Lecture Proto-stars and Planet Formation (Dr Anna Scaife, University of Southampon)

4:30pm & 

6:30pm

£10/£8/£6

Fri

21 Nov

Singles Event Singles Event: Come & meet new people in the unique atmosphere of Winchester Science Centre.

7pm

£20

Sat

22 Nov

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Regular Saturday Night planetarium event featuring a new, live show each month. This month's Saturday Night LIVE! is Reading the Sky - where am I? and the 360-degree fulldome film show is Back to the Moon: For Good.

6pm & 8pm £10/£8

7.15pm 

£5/£4

Tues

2 Dec

After Dark After Dark (adults only), explore the exhibition and see the best of our planetarium shows without having to let children go first.

Evening

£10/£8

Wed

10 Dec

Space Lecture Cosmic Inflation (Prof David Wands, University of Portsmouth)

4:30pm & 

6:30pm

£10/£8/£6

29 Nov

-

21 Dec

Planetarium

show

Space Mission for Santa returns! A live planetarium show with a Christmas twist. Best for ages 5yr-10yr, this show lasts 25 minutes. £5 or £2.20 with General Entry 

24-26

Dec

The Science Centre and Planetarium are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 


If a date is not listed, the exhibition and planetarium are expected to be open as usual

The Science Centre is open seven days a week; full planetarium schedule here