The Science of Star Wars

To celebrate World Space Week, Winchester Science Centre is hosting a special Star Wars themed weekend, with costumed characters, live shows delving into the science of Star Wars, themed-activities and early evening cinema screenings of Star Wars films Rogue One and The Force Awakens. A fun weekend for all ages.

The Science of Star Wars

The award-winning science communicator, rapper and co-author of The Science of Star Wars, Jon Chase, will perform a live show version of tthe book, exploring the science facts within this popular science fiction.

Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, Star Wars is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. We marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force. But how much of the Star Wars world is rooted in reality? Could we see some of the extraordinary inventions materialize in our world?

Show tickets cost £1 on top of general admission. Live shows at 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30.

Recommended for children age 7+, although all ages are very welcome to attend.

Meet Star Wars characters

Calling all Star Wars fans! Rebel Legion will be bringing characters to roam the venue during the weekend. Look out for stormtroopers making a big entrance and see what other characters you can spot throughout the day.

The Rebel Legion is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organisation comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans.

Invention Studio

A range of space-themed challenges and activities will be taking place in the Invention Studio throughout the weekend. 


A daily programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° fulldome films. Details coming soon.

Planetarium shows are ticketed and are not included in General Admission. Savings are available for those who book General Admission and Planetarium tickets in the same transaction and for annual pass holders.

Star Wars films

Rogue One will be screened at 5.20pm on Saturday evening and The Force Awakens will be screened at 5.20pm on Sunday. Film tickets do need to be purchased separately.

The Hub Café

The onsite café stocks a range of hot and cold lunch and snacks including jacket potatoes, paninis, sandwiches, cakes, fruit and snacks and fresh coffee, speciality teas, cold drinks and ice creams. 

Picnic tables are available indoors and in the outside picnic and play area. Seating in the café is reserved for those purchasing food and drink onsite. 

How to book

Book general admission tickets for Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 October and you will be given the option to book tickets for the planetarium and The Science of Star Wars live shows. Annual Pass holders will receive 10% discount on tickets for the planetarium and live shows. 







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