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Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium holds monthly badge nights. Brownies, Cubs and Beavers Badge nights include a specially tailored show, activities, a drink and a snack.

Early booking strongly recommended as these events often sell out.

These evenings are designed to provide an inspirational experience and will support your group to gain the science or astronomy badges they are working on. Please be aware that some badges may require additional activities that are not possible to complete in one evening.

If you have any queries about our badge nights, contact the team on 01962 863791.

This special programme is only available on the dates/times detailed below. For weekend/holiday visits, contact us on info@winchestersciencecentre.org

2018/19 Dates:

Astronomy Badge
Science Badge


Astronomy Badge:


Science Badge:




Astronomy Badge:


Science Badge:

11th; 21st

Availability & booking

The maximum number of beavers able to book for a badge night is 35. The maximum number of brownies/cubs able to book for a badge night is 75. If you are unable to select the quantity you require on the drop-down menu this means other groups have already booked for this badge night, therefore reducing the spaces left to book. The highest quantity showing on the drop-down menu is the number of spaces we have left for that particular badge night.

Please note if we do not receive sufficient bookings (minimum 25 children across groups) at least 14 days prior to a badge night taking place, we reserve the right to cancel the event. This may include cancellation of bookings under that minimum requirement.

Badge nights are now available to book online - the full balance must be paid at time of booking. Use the link below to check availability and book in a group:





See below:


Beavers (Planetarium or science show, snack and badge activities)


Cubs and Brownies (Planetarium or science show, snack and badge activities)


Supervising adults (Planetarium or science show, supervision of children during activities)


Additional children (Planetarium or science show and hands-on exhibition entry)

Siblings or other children with shared guardianship (supervised by an accompanying adult) are welcome to enjoy the hands-on exhibition for a discounted price of £7.50, which includes entry to the respective planetarium or science show (subject to availability). This is to allow for cases where childcare issues would otherwise make it difficult for participating children to attend. Entry for accompanying adults is free but a £3.50 ticket price applies for the planetarium/science show.

Please note additional children may not join the badge activities or take snacks unless they are registered members of the group. The Hub Cafe will be open to purchase refreshments.

Astronomy Badge Schedule

5.45pm: Beavers, brownies and cubs arrive

Planetarium - live, presenter-led show where children can practise finding the constellations and learning what is in the night sky. After investigating the stories and adventures hidden in our stars, the presenter will fly out to the solar system and explore the unique features of the different planets. An inspirational start to the evening!

  • Cubs and Brownies: One hour to work through a series of astronomy activities related to badge concepts, covering topics such as the planets, moon phases and star constellations. Includes make-and-take activities. Drinks and snack consumed during activities.
  • Beavers: A short interactive talk about current space missions, the night sky and complete an exercise on the activity sheet. Drinks and snack consumed during talk.
  • Siblings of Beavers, Cubs and Brownies: Time to explore hands-on exhibition

7.15pm: Beavers and siblings of Beavers depart

8pm: Cubs, Brownies and siblings of Cubs and Brownies depart

Science Badge Schedule

5.45pm: Beavers, brownies and cubs arrive

6:00pm: Live science show and introduction to the challenge/trail guides

6:25pm: Snacks and drinks

6:35pm until end: Free roam around hands-on exhibits to complete challenges

7:15pm: Beavers depart

8:00pm: Cubs and Brownies depart


Please note the Science Centre does not provide the badges.