WARNING – Ministry of Science Live explodes into Winchester Science Centre

Ministry of Science Live bursts on to stage at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium this weekend (13-14 May) with their unique 45-minute action-packed explosive science show. 

From a cat food tin to the hovercraft; from the discovery of Methane to the invention of the battery; from the ire triangle to explosive balloons. Ministry of Science Live presents an anarchic approach to science communication exploring the inventors and engineers who have shaped and inspired the modern world we live in. Ministry of Science Live is a renowned science communication specialist in the UK performing live shows in theatres, festivals, cruise ships and schools throughout the year. The team aim to inspire children who see the show, so they go away excited by science and want to learn more about everything around them. 

Ben Ward, Chief Executive at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium said: "Ministry of Science Live is not your ordinary science show – it comes with a bang and plenty of exciting entertainment for the whole family. I’m thrilled that they're going to be here at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium – their philosophy reflects our mission to inspire young people into science, and the shows will help raise vital funds for the Science Centre as we are an independent, self-funded educational charity.

Winchester Science Centre continues its theme of interactive live shows on 20-21 May with the return of the BBC s Jon Chase, who will be exploring the mysterious effects of everyday forces in Fantastic Forces. In addition to the live show, visitors can enjoy full access to the Centre’s two floors ofhands-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.

Ministry of Science Live show times (Saturday 13 May & Sunday 14 May) 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. Tickets cost £2 per person (in addition to general admission) and children aged 0-2 are free of charge if sitting on lap. Advance booking is recommended. To book tickets for Ministry of Science Live visit www.winchesterscience.org.