Winchester Science Centre offers schools and groups the chance to have an exciting and memorable sleepover experience. Campers can sleep among the exhibits - snuggle down in our awesome Explorer:Space zone and wake up in a crash landed spaceship!

A basic sleepover package is available from £35.00 per person inc VAT (Minimum 75 required). This typical standard package would include access to the Science Centre from 6.30pm with all exhibits operating for at least 3 hours, a hot drink and a biscuit. The next morning each person would have breakfast of cereal, Croissant and a drink and would finish their experience with a planetarium full dome film show.

Tailored to meet your needs

Sleepovers are tailored to the group’s requirements. In addition to a basic package, there is a wide range of bespoke options for any group which could include hands on science shows, a variety of science workshops, support materials, hot meals and live planetarium shows. Please enquire about costs.

Activities can be provided for Beavers, Cubs and Brownies to help towards achieving a space, stargazer or astronomy badge. Please enquire for costs.

A recommended ratio of 1:6 is suggested for adequate supervision throughout the visit and all sleeping kit needs to be provided by each participant.

Science centre staff will be on site for the whole event. They are here for monitoring and safety purposes only. Group leaders will be wholly responsible for the children at all times.

A typical evening involves:

Arrival from 6.30pm

Welcome and Safety Briefing around 7pm

Exhibit time with hot chocolate and cookie

Begin bedding down around 10pm with exhibits turning off

Breakfast at 8am

Planetarium show at 9am ready to leave site at the end of the show

How to book

To find out more about sleepovers and to book, email or call him on 01962 891904. A deposit will be required to confirm booking.