Curious Combustions

Ignite inquisitive minds with an explosive live show exploring the fascinating science behind combustion and get stuck in with plenty of fun hands-on activities in the Invention Studio. Learn why and how combustion occurs, as we discover what makes up an explosion, with plenty of exciting demonstrations along the way!

Weekend Activities

  • Experience a fantastic live science show, featuring exciting live demos from an epic sugar flame thrower to exploding balloons! Show times are: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 and 15:30.
  • Get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the Invention Studio. Embark on a fun problem solving challenge using K'Nex models, and explore the science behind the spread of wildfires. 
  • Inspirers will be roaming the exhibition floors with themed science busking. Witness some spectacular rainbow flames, a milky smoke display and some incredible disappearing paper!

Make the most of your visit. See our Things To Do page to discover all there is to enjoy at Winchester Science Centre!

Planetarium Shows

Complete your experience with a visit to our planetarium - savings are available for those who book General Admission and planetarium tickets in the same transaction. Click here for the full programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° fulldome films!

How to Book

Book General Admission using the relevant online booking link below. Purchase tickets at least 3 days in advance and save 25% on admission! You will also have the option to reserve your free live science show, which we recommend doing to guarantee your place.







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