Easter Holiday Activities: Sounds Interesting!
This Easter at Winchester Science Centre, be amazed by the power of audio, marvel at weird and wonderful visualisations of music and learn the secrets of sound!
Live science shows and demonstrations are free with general admission.
Enjoy full access to the Science Centre’s exhibition floors and complete your visit with an immersive show in the planetarium
Admission: £12 adult, £8.40 child - save 10% if you book tickets online at least 1 day in advance.
Due to popular demand, pre-booking is recommended for Easter holidays - this will guarantee admission to the Science Centre. Once we reach capacity, we will be unable to admit further visitors into the building. We are running a satellite car park and free shuttle bus service - please find more information below ticket choices.
Sounds Interesting Activities
Hot sounds: Live science shows
Join incredible presenters through an interactive journey into what sound actually is, with exciting demonstrations, audience participation and enthralling stories showcasing the fundamentals of sound.
Live shows will take place daily at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 14:00 and 15:00*. Each show lasts approximately 25 minutes in length and is best suited for ages 5 yr+.
Visitors will be required to reserve tickets to the live science show in the Space Marquee. This will offered as a option when booking online in advance/on the day of your visit. Tickets for these shows are free and on a first come, first served basis.
*Except on the 29th March and 1st April.
Throughout the day our expert science communicators will be touring the Centre with weird and wonderful demonstrations involving sound! Witness objects levitating in the air, experience truly strange instruments and explore the secrets of sound!
The Invention studio will be transformed into exploring all things sound, with paper musical instruments, unusual ways of ‘seeing’ sound and plenty more to experiment with!
All of these amazing activities are free with a General Entry ticket to the Science Centre. Please be aware that some activities are weather-dependent and that not all activities can be guaranteed on any particular day.
A daily programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° fulldome films.
10:40 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (fulldome film, 30 min)
11:30 The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)
12:20 Astronaut (fulldome film, 21 min)
13:10 Simply Stars min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)
14:00 Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (fulldome film, 30 min)
14:50 The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)
15:40 Astronaut (fulldome film, 21 min)
16:20 We are Aliens (fulldome film, 24 min)
Planetarium shows are ticketed and are not included in General Admission. Savings are available for those who book General Admission and Planetarium tickets in the same transaction and for Annual Pass holders.
The Hub Café
The onsite café stocks a range of hot and cold lunch and snacks including jacket potatoes, paninis, sandwiches, cakes, fruit and snacks and fresh coffee, speciality teas, cold drinks and ice creams.
Picnic tables are available indoors and in the outside picnic and play area. Seating in the café is reserved for those purchasing food and drink onsite.
How to book
Easter holiday activities (excluding planetarium shows) are free of charge for Annual Pass holders and included in General Admission tickets. Visitors will be required to reserve tickets to the live science show in the Space Marquee. This will offered as a option when booking online in advance/on the day of your visit. Tickets for these shows are free and on a first come, first served basis.
Buy tickets online in advance and save 10%. Further savings available when you book three tickets or more.
Satellite shuttle bus service operating for Easter holidays: Friday 30 March - Sunday 15 April.
The satellite car park and shuttle bus service will be operating for the Easter Holidays - from Friday 30 March - Sunday 15 April If you are planning on visiting the Science Centre this school holiday and plan to arrive before 11:30am and have pre-booked admission tickets, we recommend that visitors head straight to this satellite car park to avoid queues.
The satellite car park, with regular shuttle bus service situated close to the Science Centre.
The car park opens at 9.30am, with the first bus leaving for the Centre at 10am. The service continues to run all day at 20 minute intervals, however there will be a no service between 1:30pm - 2pm. The last bus back to the car park leaves the Centre at 5pm. The car park closes at 5.30pm. Staff are on-hand at the car park during opening hours to assist visitors. We ask that visitors DO NOT attempt to walk from the car park to the Science Centre - please wait for the regular shuttle service.