After Dark

Visit the planetarium and play about in the exhibition after the kids have gone home. 

Event schedule (see dates below):



Doors open

Hands-on Exhibition open until 9.40pm

The Hub cafe bar open until 9pm

Shop open until 9pm


Visit the new Hub cafe/bar for a variety of drinks, snacks and light meals, available until 9pm. More information to come!


Planetarium live, presenter-led show: Flight Through the Universe (40min)

A guided flight through a beautiful three dimensional virtual model of the known Universe; a journey to remember. If you only see one planetarium show in your life, make it this one.


Planetarium 360o fulldome film:

Wed 15 Mar 8pm: We are Aliens  (24min) +£2.52

Thurs 27 Apr 8pm: We are Stars (24min) +£2.52

Wed 24 May 8pm: We are Astronomers (24min) +£2.52


Planetarium live, presenter-led showFlight Through the Universe (40min), as above

Shop and Cafe Bar close


End of event: Hands-on Exhibition and building closes.



Strictly ages 18yr+. If you're lucky enough to look younger, please bring ID.

Tickets £12/£10; including one planetarium show and entry to the hands-on exhibition.

Additional show at 7.45pm or 8pm (see above for time):
Standard shows (fulldome films up to 35min) £2.52
Premium show (extended fulldome films) £3.42

Teachers: free entry; send requests from your school/college email address to, stating which date/showing(s) you would like to attend. To be sure of getting a place, please email at least two working days before the date of the event you would like to attend.

Groups of 15 people or more from recognised organisations can save 20% off the ticket prices for this event (offer also applies to Saturday Night at the Planetarium and the Space Lectures series). Please visit the groups page for further information.

After Dark is a fundraising event for Winchester Science Centre.

Wednesday 24 May
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Visual warning: as with all planetarium shows, these include large moving images which may affect people with photosensitive epilepsy, balance disorders and/or extreme motion sickness. Flight Through the Universe is not recommended for those with balance disorders.