Uniformed Group Visits

Join us for an exclusive after-hours event and take home your very own Curiosity Badge! Explore science, engineering and space in this fascinating, fun and hands-on experience. For added wow, the evening will include a live science show or presenter-led planetarium show.

**SPECIAL OFFER**

To celebrate the launch of our new Curiosity Badge and new uniformed groups' event, we're offering 25% off the first event in May 2019. This saving is automatically applied when booking.

What's included? 

Every child will receive:

  1. a fun activity sheet to help them explore the Science Centre and challenge them to think like a scientist and engineer.
  2. a Curiosity Badge to take home and valuable experience to help them gain their own group’s science, engineering and space badges.
  3. energy, in the form of a drink and snack, to keep them going throughout the evening.

Are all uniformed groups welcome to attend?

Absolutely! We welcome all uniformed groups, including guiding and scouting groups as well as cadets, boys/girls brigade, woodcraft folk, St Johns Ambulance and more. Everyone is invited to attend on the same evening but at different start and finish times to ensure all age groups are well looked after. Please check the schedule below to check the timetable for your particular group. If your group is not listed, please choose according to the age of the children. 

Timetable

Age Suitability Event start/finish Show
5 – 8

Best for groups such as Beavers and Rainbows 

17:00 – 18:30

Live science show at 17:45

7 – 11

Best for groups such as Brownies and Cubs

18:00 – 20:00 Planetarium show at 18:15
10 – 14

Best for groups such as Guides and Scouts

19:00 – 21:00 Live science show at 19:30

Dates

Badge nights take place on a different day every month with the exception of August, when due to school holidays, no event is scheduled. We recommend booking as early as possible as places are limited per age range and we anticipate many will be fully booked. 

2019
May, Tuesday 21 
June, Wednesday 26
July, Monday 15
August - no event scheduled
September, Tuesday 24
October, Wednesday 23
November, Thursday 28
December, Tuesday 17

2020
January, Friday 31

Price

Winchester Science Centre is run by an independent educational charity with a mission to provide inspiring science for all. We are delighted to provide this event at the following prices:

Child: £6.50
Adult: £3.50

How to book

Use the button below to book and select the date you wish to book. The balance must be paid at the time of booking. The quantity of tickets available will show in the drop-down menu when you add tickets to your basket. If there are insufficient tickets available, please do get in touch with us via the Contact Us page as it might be possible to add an additional event with sufficient demand.

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Cancellation

We require a minimum of 25 children (which can be made up of multiple bookings) per age group to run the event. We reserve the right to cancel your booking 14 days in advance of the advertised date if these numbers are not met. In this unlikely circumstance, where possible we will transfer your booking to another available date and provide a 25% refund. If an alternative date is unavailable a full refund will be given.

If you need to cancel your booking, the following charges apply: 

Time frame Cancellation Amendment
Within 14 days of the event 100% of original booking value 50% of original booking value, plus new booking value
Less than 1 month and greater than 2 weeks from the event 50% of original booking value 25% of original booking, plus new booking value