What's on

Winchester Science Centre’s large Hands-on Exhibition is open 7 days a week. Additional events are listed below.

Planetarium shows run every day unless otherwise stated, with showtimes published usually two weeks in advance of date. Prices may vary.

Fulldome Film Event Special Live Show
Chatterbox Show Age Restriction
Wednesday 26 April
4.30pm
Wednesday 26 April
6.30pm
Thursday 27 April
5.00pm
Friday 28 April
Saturday 29 April
10.40am
Saturday 29 April
2.30pm
Sunday 30 April
10.40am
Sunday 30 April
2.30pm
Monday 01 May
10.40am
Wednesday 03 May
3.30pm
Friday 05 May
Friday 05 May
10.00am
Friday 05 May
4.00pm
Saturday 06 May
10.40am
Saturday 06 May
2.30pm
Sunday 07 May
10.40am
Wednesday 10 May
4.30pm
Wednesday 10 May
6.30pm
Saturday 13 May
10.40am
Saturday 13 May
2.30pm
Sunday 14 May
10.40am
Monday 15 May
Tuesday 16 May
Saturday 20 May
10.40am
Saturday 20 May
2.30pm
Sunday 21 May
10.40am
Wednesday 24 May
5.00pm
Friday 26 May
10.00am
Saturday 27 May
10.00am
Sunday 28 May
10.00am
Monday 29 May
10.00am
Tuesday 30 May
10.00am
Wednesday 31 May
10.00am
Thursday 01 June
10.00am
Friday 02 June
10.00am
Saturday 03 June
10.00am
Sunday 04 June
10.00am
Monday 05 June
10.00am
Wednesday 14 June
4.30pm
Wednesday 14 June
6.30pm
Thursday 06 July
Friday 07 July
Wednesday 12 July
4.30pm
Wednesday 12 July
6.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
Wednesday 22 November
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Fulldome Film Event Special Live Show

Wednesday 26 April

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (fulldome film, 30 min)

Children's fulldome film about the planets

Wednesday 26 April

Space Lectures

Space Lectures

Afternoon and evening lectures for adults

Thursday 27 April

The Life of Trees

The Life of Trees (fulldome film, 30 min)

Beautiful children's fulldome film

Thursday 27 April

Back to the Moon: For Good

Back to the Moon: For Good (fulldome film, 24 min)

Fulldome film about missions to the Moon

Thursday 27 April

After Dark

After Dark

Evening events for adults. Including the Flight Through the Universe planetarium show

Saturday 29 April

Radical Reactions with BBC Presenter Jon Chase

Radical Reactions with BBC Presenter Jon Chase

Radical Reactions with BBC Presenter Jon Chase

Saturday 29 April

We are Stars

We are Stars (fulldome film, 24 min)

Fulldome film - a history of the Universe

Tuesday 02 May

Beavers, Cubs and Brownies Badge Evening

Beavers, Cubs and Brownies Badge Evening

Astronomy-themed badge evenings

Friday 05 May

Home Educator Day

Home Educator Day

Educational activities for Home Educators

Friday 05 May

Magical Mystery Tour

Magical Mystery Tour (live show, 30 minutes)

Live show, adapted to the audience by presenter

Saturday 20 May

Fantastic Forces with BBC Presenter Jon Chase

Fantastic Forces with BBC Presenter Jon Chase

Fantastic Forces with BBC Presenter Jon Chase

Friday 26 May

Summer Half Term: High Voltage!

Summer Half Term: High Voltage!

Holiday activities for all the family

Friday 16 June

Keys to The Universe: Holst's The Planets

Keys to The Universe: Holst's The Planets (Running Time - 25mins, Interval, 55mins)

Keys to The Universe

On Request

Schools' Workshops

Schools' Workshops

Workshops for KS1-5

On Request

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Saturday Night at the Planetarium

Special, extended, live planetarium shows

On Request

Simply Stars min. 4yr

Simply Stars min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)

Live planetarium show for beginner stargazers

On Request

Astronaut

Astronaut (fulldome film, 21 min)

Fulldome film, perfect for mixed age groups

On Request

Flight Through the Universe min. 4yr

Flight Through the Universe min. 4yr (live show, 40 min)

Extended, incredible live planetarium show

On Request

Cell! Cell! Cell!

Cell! Cell! Cell! (fulldome film, 24 min)

Lively fulldome film about cells and bodies

On Request

We are Aliens

We are Aliens (fulldome film, 24 min)

Fulldome film about the search for alien life

On Request

The Scale of the Universe min. 4yr

The Scale of the Universe min. 4yr (Live show, 25 min)

Live planetarium show about distance in space

On Request

Black Holes

Black Holes (fulldome film, 24 min)

Fulldome film about these dramatic objects

On Request

Cosmic Journey

Cosmic Journey (fulldome film, 21 min)

Fulldome film; a gentle solar system tour

On Request

The Planet Show min. 4yr

The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)

Live planetarium show about the planets

On Request

We are Astronomers

We are Astronomers (film, 24 min)

Stylish fulldome film about modern astronomy

On Request

Neighbourhood Earth

Neighbourhood Earth (live show, 40 min)

Live, interactive introduction to astronomy

On Request

Space Explorers min. 4yr

Space Explorers min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)

Live planetarium show about spacecraft

On Request

British Science Week - Putting Theory to the Test

British Science Week - Putting Theory to the Test

Free activity book based on the discovery of famous scientists - learn more about them and put their theory to the test using the centre's exhibits.

On Request

Dalek invasion

Dalek invasion

Dalek invasion at the Science Centre

On Request

Polaris, the space submarine

Polaris, the space submarine (fulldome film, 29 min)

Fun family fulldome film

On Request

Live Music Under the Stars: Cara Dillon SOLD OUT

Live Music Under the Stars: Cara Dillon SOLD OUT

Live music presented in the unique setting of the Planetarium

On Request

Astronomy Monthly

Astronomy Monthly (live, 1hr)

Special live planetarium shows, different each month

On Request

Rockets! Easter Holiday Activities

Rockets! Easter Holiday Activities

Special space themed events for the Easter holidays

On Request

British Science Week - Pop-up Science Centre at Westquay Shopping Centre, Southampton

British Science Week - Pop-up Science Centre at Westquay Shopping Centre, Southampton

Join the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium team at Southampton's Westquay Shopping Centre for the final weekend of British Science Week.

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