Chemistry Crime Squad live show

Dates: 13th May to 2nd July 2023 Weekends and school holidays
Location: Science Theatre
Duration: 20 mins
Tickets: Free with general admission

There’s been a crime committed at Winchester Science Centre! We need volunteers to join the Chemistry Crime Squad and help us use science to solve the mystery of the missing lunch in this live science show.

Did you know that science is vital in solving some of our planet’s greatest mysteries? It’s helped to cure illnesses and taken us beyond our own planet. But can we use chemical reactions to find out who pinched our Inspirer’s lunch? Let’s find out together!

Through exciting experiments and demos, we’ll narrow down the lunch-stealing culprits until we find the thief. Find out about acids and alkalis as we unearth a secret message. Discover how baking powder and vinegar can blow up a balloon to reveal clues about the crime. And be wowed by the exciting Elephant’s Toothpaste explosive conclusion. Will it help us catch our crook?

Accessibility information for Chemistry Crime Squad

The Science Theatre is accessible so everyone can enjoy all the fun. Sometimes there will be loud noises, but we'll tell you about them before the show starts. If you want to wear ear defenders, you can borrow them from us before the show starts. If you feel nervous in a show, you can stay near the back and leave quickly if you need to.

Sensitive to loud noises? There's a not-so-noisy show just for you at 3.30pm.

***On Wednesday, 31st May and Saturday, 24th June a British Sign Language interpreter will be signing during the 11:30am and 2:30pm shows. Talk to our Accessibility team so we can reserve a seat for you near the front.***

Email our accessibility team







3:30pm (not so noisy)

4:30pm (Saturday 27th May to Sunday 4th June - subject to availability)