Prepare to be amazed with the Science of Magic this February Half Term at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium


Families will be held spellbound at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium this February half term as the team explores the Science of Magic, from Friday 15 – Monday 25 February.

Spark your family’s curiosity with an awe-inspiring live science show that explores the science behind the magic; watch colours change before your very eyes and discover the secret of the disappearing act! Children can also get hands-on in the Invention Studio creating their own optical illusions and enjoy interactive science busking, including mind-blowing card tricks, from the Science Centre’s Inspirers. All these exciting activities are free with entry – book online at least three days in advance and save 25% on General Admission to the Science Centre.

“The team here is really passionate about capturing the imagination of children and sparking their curiosity,” said Ben Ward, CEO of Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. “Through exploring popular themes that are fun and appealing to a younger audience, our charity aims to introduce children and their families to the inspiring world of science.”

February half term will also see the return of You Are Here!, a hugely popular 30-minute planetarium show that combines live performance with the immersive 360° full-dome planetarium experience. You Are Here! was developed by Winchester Science Centre in collaboration with Glasgow-based theatre company The Occasion and has been touring the UK since its launch in Winchester in October 2018.

For working parents looking to provide a stimulating holiday experience for their children, the Science Centre’s science-themed holiday club offers just that. The holiday club is for children aged 5-9 years and comprises an exciting programme of activities, experiments and challenges that help children explore and explain the world around them. The Science of Magic theme will see children investigate everything from optical illusions to smart materials to science tricks.