Need-to-know info for the festive period
- Opening hours: We're open daily 10am-5pm throughout the Christmas holiday, only closing on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
- Contact: Queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call us on 01962 863791. Due to our busy holiday schedule, we may not be able to answer your call right away but please do leave it a little while and try us again.
What's on 27 Dec - 7 Jan
Spark your children's imagination by adding a sprinkling of space and science this festive season with a visit to Winchester Science Centre. Included in admission every day from 27 December - 7 January are:
FANTASTIC FORCES SHOW
This brilliant live science show will explore the effects of different forces through dramatic demonstrations and exciting experiments. Fantastic Forces will run daily at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 and 15:30.
ICY INVENTION STUDIO
Visit the icy Invention Studio and enjoy hands-on festive activities. Try your hand making and launching rocket sleighs, crafting snowflakes and even working on your own unique creation.
Take the opportunity to experience our exciting new space zone, Explorer:Space. The huge immersive zone takes families on an epic adventure through the universe exploring everything from meteorites to stardust and robots to human space flight.
Book online in advance to save up to 25% on admission and add one of our incredible planetarium shows for just £3.50 per person.
Experience the planetarium
As always, have a fantastic programme of planetarium shows running, available to view here in full. Choose from:
Our new and improved traditional-style planetarium show that encompasses the entire universe with a tour of the night sky, exploration of the planets and a flight to the very edge of the known universe, further than any astronaut or spacecraft has been. Each show is unique as the live presenter navigates the three-dimensional virtual environment in real-time and responds to the sights that come into view.
A fulldome film ideal for all ages. Join Vladimir the polar bear and James the penguin on an exciting adventure as they try to work out why their homes have such long nights in winter. Vladimir's inventive genius and James' understanding of the scientific method eventually takes them beyond the Earth to study the planet as a whole, and to compare it to others in our solar system.
Take a journey through time and space to discover where we came from with this story that spans the billions of years between the Big Bang and modern day. This delightful fulldome film combines in-depth science content with stunning visuals, making it appealing to both older and younger childre.
Planetarium shows are £3.50 per person when added to General Admission or £6.60 for standalone tickets.