Mysteries & Mayhem

Dates: 13th May to 5th June 2023 Weekends and school holidays
Location: Science Centre
Duration: Throughout the day
Tickets: Free with general admission

Welcome to Mysteries and Mayhem – a world of weird science, curiosity and investigation!

As well as all the usual Science Centre fun, there’ll be even more on offer to excite all ages.

What’s included with your Mysteries & Mayhem ticket:

  • Two floors of exciting hands-on exhibits
  • Free live science show, Chemistry Crime Squad
  • Huge demos in Science Live
  • Nature adventures in Bio:Space
  • Dormouse Orienteering – only available during Mysteries & Mayhem!
  • Magnet mayhem demo in Science Live – only available during Mysteries & Mayhem!
  • Mysterious minibeasts in Bio:Space – only available during Mysteries & Mayhem!

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There’s been a crime committed at Winchester Science Centre! We need volunteers to join the Chemistry Crime Squad live science show and help us use science to solve the mystery of the missing lunch. Watch as awesome experiments, intriguing demos and chemical reactions reveal the clues to help solve the mystery.

There’s more mysteries afoot outside. The illusive dormouse has been causing mayhem. Can you solve the mystery of where they’ve been on this orienteering adventure? Head to the Nature Laboratory and use your orienteering skills to become citizen scientists on your hunt for evidence of the dormouse.

Back inside there’s lots more exciting live science happening. Explore the wonder of ferrofluid, a magnetic liquid that’s causing mayhem in Science Live. And in Bio:Space science takes on a nature theme. Discover mysterious insects and animals through intricate x-rays and models. 

Over in the Planetarium the stars will be putting on a show. In live show, Secrets of the Stars, shoot into space to discover the hidden mysteries of the constellations. Hear stories that have been told for thousands of years and explore the galaxies in the epic tales. And in Astronaut, a subtitled film show, find out what it takes to become a real-life spaceman.

And don’t forget all the other hands-on fun on offer! Discover more about sound, hearing and vibration on the upper floor. Climb inside a giant guitar. Explore the acoustic rocket. And even learn some British Sign Language. On the lower floor blast off on a journey through Explorer:Space. Discover more about what it’s like to live and work in space in our interactive space zone.