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 - VAT exempt (minimum 75 required).  A typical standard package includes 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 can enjoy a breakfast including cereal, a croissant and a drink, rounding off the experience with fulldome film planetarium show, Astronaut.

A recommended adult to child ratio of 1:6 is suggested for adequate supervision throughout the visit and all visitors need to bring their own sleeping kit. Adults are charged at £9.50 and the centre provides access to the tea and coffee machines in the café.

Science Centre staff will be on site for the whole event, for monitoring and safety purposes only. Sleepover group leaders will be wholly responsible for the children at all times.

A typical evening involves:

  • Arrival from 6.30pm
  • Welcome and Safety Briefing at 7pm approx
  • Time to explore hands-on exhibits; hot chocolate and cookie provided
  • Begin bedding down around 10pm with exhibits turning off
  • Breakfast at 8am
  • Planetarium show at 8.30am (groups should be ready to leave site after the show)

How to book

To find out more about sleepovers and to book, email A deposit of £375 will be required to confirm booking and hold a date with the final invoice being settled no later than 30 days before the event.

School Sleepover

Why not visit Winchester Science Centre for your residential sleepover. For mid-week term time bookings for schools the minimum required for a sleepover is 60 at the £35 rate.