Sleepovers

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). 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.

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 available which could include a hands-on science show, a science workshop, 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 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.

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 9am (groups should be ready to leave site after the show)

How to book

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