Unleash the science in your kitchen cupboard – live DIY science shows with BBC’s Jon Chase

BBC science presenter Jon Chase is back live at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium this weekend (27-28 January) and 17-18 March to present a series of fun, demo-led family shows about what science you can create yourself at home using cooking ingredients and household items.


Jon is going to prove that science is not just limited to high-tech laboratories.

"These live DIY shows are a great opportunity to share some awesome examples of home-based hands-on science..." commented Jon Chase. "So many things can be explored at home, whether it's a simple observation of cause or effect, how to set-up a fair test or how to use an experiment to answer a question."

Jon Chase, winner of the 2017 Josh Award for science communication, is an author, science communicator, presenter, science rapper and educational entertainer. His presenting work includes CBBC Space Hoppers, Street Science for the Open University, and various Bitesize Science programmes for BBC Learning. His raps also finish off each episode of CBBC Space Hoppers, as well as featuring on CBeebies Rhyme Rocket and the Bitesize science online learning resources.

In addition to Jon’s DIY Science Shows, visitors can enjoy full access to the Science Centre’s two floors of hands-on interactive exhibits, the Invention Studio and planetarium shows. There is also the outdoor play area and direct access to Magdalen Hill Butterfly Conservation reserve, for those who want to experience views across the South Downs National Park. 

Admission to Jon Chase’s live DIY Science Show cost £1 per person in addition to general admission to the Science Centre. Shows take place at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm on Saturday and 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm on Sunday. Advanced booking is recommended. For tickets visit winchestersciencecentre.org/visitor-information/whats-on/diy-live-science-shows-with-bbc-presenter-jon-chase or call 01962 863791.