Winchester Science Centre is at Westquay with bubbles, robot arms and a live show for British Science Week

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is bringing the world of science to Westquay Shopping Centre on 17-18 March, as part of British Science Week.


This scientific pop-up exhibition includes loads of free hand-on activities in the Invention Studio and a new live show – The Secret World of Gases.

“We have lots of amazing activities in our Invention Studio for families to enjoy,” explained Dr Ben Littlefield, Head of Curiosity at Winchester Science Centre. “We have the K’NEX buggy challenge, robot arms and levitation bubbles. There’s a chance for people to make and take away their own paper bangers and try their hand at the dragon bowl, two activities from our Sounds Interesting theme – coming to the Science Centre this Easter holiday.

“Our Secret World of Gases live show was first unveiled during February half term and we’ve put together the best bits for British Science Week – including our displays of liquid nitrogen and dry ice. So, if you’re planning a day out in Southampton – be sure to stop off at Westquay and visit Winchester Science Centre.”

British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Engaging events and activities take place across the UK for people of all ages, it’s a platform to stimulate and get everyone participating in STEM. This year it takes place from 9-18 March.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is run by an independent educational charity that is dedicated to sparking curiosity in STEM. All of the Centre’s activities and demonstrations are designed to engage, educate and inspire young people into STEM subjects and open-up opportunities for STEM-based careers.

The hands-on demonstrations and live science shows are repeated throughout the weekend from 10am on Westquay Shopping Centre, Southampton.