Micro Marvels

Explore the weird and wonderful microscopic world through a fun and engaging live show and interactive activities. Get hands-on with microscopes in the Invention Studio and take a tour of the unseen, from mesmerising minibeasts to everyday objects as you’ve never witnessed them before!


  • Experience a fantastic live science show, where we'll explore the impressive properties of microbes and discover how vital they are to our own existence. 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. Delve into the incredible world of biology and anatomy as you get hands-on with a series of microscopes and real life microbe slides. Use your creativity and problem solving skills to make your own 'microbe' that can survive and thrive!
  • Inspirers will be roaming the exhibition floors with themed science busking. Witness the extraction of strawberry DNA and take on the clean hands challenge as the microbes we transfer are revealed under a special UV light! 

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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