British Science Week at Winchester Science Centre

This British Science Week (9 - 18 March 2018), Winchester Science Centre has a whole host of hands-on activities for families to enjoy; from two hands-on STEM-themed weekends at the Science Centre, science busking and live demonstrations with Farnborough International Airshow at West Quay Shopping Centre in Southampton and participating in Innovate Festival in Guilford!


An inspiring programme of eventsfor British Science Week...

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March - STEM Superhero Weekend
We're inviting children to dress up and explore the Science Centre in their favourite superhero outfits. Adults are welcome to join in the fun too, but remember, your biggest super power is getting your little ones into science, technology, engineering and maths! Free face-painting will be available to enhance costumes. FREE with General Admission. Book now.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March - DIY Live Science Shows with award-winning presenter Jon Chase

Making use of store cupboard ingredients and households items, award-winning BBC science communicator Jon Chase proves science isn't limited to high-tech laboratories in this fun demo-led family show series. Jon's unique style is dynamic, entertaining and highly memorable. Enjoy a show as part of a full day out at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. Show tickets cost £1 on top of general admission. Live shows at 11:00, 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30 on Saturday and at 11:00, 12:30 and 14:00 . Shows last for approximately 30 minutes. Recommended for children age 8+, although all ages are very welcome to attend. Book now.

WSC at West Quay Shopping Centre, Southampton

Meet and get hands-on with Farnborough International Airshow and our very own Science Inspirers in the pop-up Invention Studio with a variety of activities and watch brand new, live science show, The Secret World of Gases! FREE hands-on demonstrations and live science shows will be repeated throughout the weekend. Find us in the on Level 2, West Quay Shopping Centre. For more information about find West Quay and where to park, please click here.

WSC at Innovate Festival, Guilford
Innovate Guildford 2018 is a free family festival of science and art brought to you by Guildford Borough Council, taking place on Saturday 17 March. The 2017 festival saw over 7,000 people enjoy exciting exhibits, workshops, talks and performances. This year, Winchester Science Centre will be bringing an immersive planetarium experience to the main stage at 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30 and 16:00. This show is best suited for 6+ but no age restriction applies. With some fantastic new additions, Innovate Guildford 2018 will offer something for all ages. Find out about new technologies and what the future may hold and how you could help shape it! To find out more, visit

For events at the Science Centre, book online at least one day in advance and you can make a saving of 10%.