High voltage! Be super-charged this Summer Half Term

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium has an electrifying programme of live shows and demonstrations for children and families this Summer Half Term (26 May- 5 June). 


High Voltage! is a shockingly good live show presented by the Centre’s professional science communicators that takes the audience on a thrilling exploration of electricity. Shows take place daily alongside a series of exciting and thought-provoking electricity-themed demonstrations. 

Dr Ben Littlefield, Head of Education at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium said: "We take electricity for granted in our everyday lives expecting it to light up our world at the flick of a switch, but how did we tame such a strange and enigmatic thing? High Voltage! explores the very history of this amazing flow of energy, taking audiences from the cat-rubbing experiences of the Ancient Greeks right through to Nikola Tesla’s dream for electricity for all. The story is explored using classic and exciting electricity demonstrations designed to wow and spark curiosity".

͟In addition to the High Voltage live show and demonstrations, visitors can enjoy full access to the Centre’s two floors of hands-on interactive science exhibits, the Invention Studio and the outdoor picnic and play area. There is also direct access from Winchester Science Centre to Magdalen Hill Butterfly Conservation Reserve, for those who want to experience views across the South Downs National Park. 

Furthermore, throughout half-term the planetarium is running an extended programme of shows including live, presenter-led shows and 360° full dome films including Simply Stars, The Planet Show, and The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket. 

High Voltage shows take place daily from Friday 26 May-Monday 5 June. 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm. High Voltage shows and demonstrations are free and entry is first-come, first-served. Book admission to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium in advance an d save at least 10% by visiting www.winchesterscience.org. Planetarium shows are an additional cost and savings are available when booked online with general admission.