A weekend of maths fun at Winchester Science Centre delivered in partnership with the University of Southampton Department of Mathematical Sciences and Maths World UK. Maths games, puzzles and challenges for all!


Over the weekend, University of Southampton Department of Mathematical Sciences and our very own team of science Inspirers will be delivering maths-themed activities, challenges and crafts throughout the Science Centre. Visitors can drop in to these special activities at no extra cost. 

Activities to include a mini cipher challenge, a chance to make your own wave machine, an assortment of counting machines, games and much more! 


We will also be joined by Maths World UK who will be bringing a number of hands on maths based activities including their Parabola Bounce exhibit!

Planetarium Shows

Enjoy a programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° fulldome films throughout the weekend. Show schedule as follows: 

10.30am - Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (fulldome film, 30 min)*
11.20am - The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)*
12.10pm - We are Aliens (fulldome film, 24 min)*
1.00pm - Simply Stars min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)
1.50pm - Secret of the Cardboard Rocket (fulldome film, 30 min)
2.40pm - The Planet Show min. 4yr (live show, 30 min)
3.30pm - We are Aliens (fulldome film, 24 min)
4.20pm - We are Astronomers - SEN friendly (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. 

*Chatterbox shows allow talking during the presentation, ideal for younger children and for those for whom listening quietly isn't possible. For all other shows we ask that the audience remain silent so that the show experience is at its best for all.

Outdoor Picnic and Play

The Science Centre is situated in the South Downs National Park and enjoys great views across the rolling countryside. We have a large outdoor picnic and play area, with trim trail and water play, and direct access to the neighbouring Butterfly Conservation reserve, Magdalen Hill Down. We think that visiting on a sunny day is a great way to enjoy the best of indoors and out. 

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

M4TH5 W33K3ND activities (excluding planetarium shows and films) are free of charge for Annual Pass holders and included in General Admission tickets. Buy tickets online in advance and save 10%. Further savings available when you book three tickets or more.  Rescheduled following closure due to adverse weather in March.  







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