9th July to 11th September

Are you ready for a summer adventure?

Over the past 20 years the way we use electricity has radically changed as our use of personal technology has evolved. But what is it and how is it generated? Let’s find out together in Sparks, a brand new live science show. Watch as we bring electricty to life through fun experiments. And will you be able to generate your own electricity through pedal power – let’s find out!

Blast off on an adventure into space in two amazing Planetarium shows. Explore the hundreds of moons, planets and stars in Solar System Adventure, an exciting live show. And find out what it takes to be a part of the amazing journey that is space exploration in Astronaut, a subtitled film show.

Will you go beyond infinity?

Join us from Thursday 21st July to celebrate the science that inspired Disney and Pixar's new movie, Lightyear. Watch an exciting spaceship launch demo in Science Live. And discover the science that inspired the movie with a fun fact-filled trail through the out-of-this-world Explorer:Space zone.

The Science Centre is open every weekend and all throughout the summer school holidays. 

Watch our summer video to find out more
A girl laughs as her hair stand on end while using a van de graaf science experiment
A girl laughs as her hair stand on end while using a van de graaf science experiment

Around the Science Centre

As well as an explosive free science show and spectacular Planetarium shows, don't miss out on all this:

  • Get hands-on with the hair-raising Van de Graaf interactive activity in Science Live
  • Discover the minibeasts and bugs of the South Downs National Park both inside and outside in our Bio:Space nature discovery area
  • Explore the mini outdoor adventure playground
  • Eat a picnic outside in the sunshine
  • Follow the spotters trail to the Butterfly Conservation reserve
  • Be wowed by massive immersive exhibits, including a 10-metre giant playable guitar
  • Get hands-on with out-of-this-world hands-on exhibits in Explorer:Space
  • Watch epic live demos in Science Live
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Children play on outdoor play equipment with the Planetarium dome behind them

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