October Half Term: Fireworks & Fairgrounds!

Dive into the fantastic world of fireworks this half term at Winchester Science Centre!

Half Term Activities

  • What gives fireworks their different colours? Why do they go whizz and bang? Come along to our explosive live science show running at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and (on selected days) 15:00 to find out!
  • Children can get creative in the Invention Studio to create their own fairground rides using our recycled materials and electric components.
  • Traditional fairground games
  • Our Inspirers will be offering busking activities including a VR roller coaster, spectacular spectroscopy and creating fire from ice.
  • Early evening film screenings of The Greatest Showman and Coco!

For further information about everything we offer here, visit our Plan Your Visit page.

Planetarium Shows

Make your visit extra special 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!

On offer over half term (24th-28th Oct; 31 Oct - 4 Nov) is an exciting, brand new type of family planetarium show that perfectly combines live theatre with the immersive 360˚ fulldome visual experience. You Are Here! is a 30-minute show is designed for children and their families. Be inspired to look up at the night sky and it could be the start of a lifelong adventure...

How to book

Book General Admission using the relevant online booking link below. All half term activities (excluding film screenings) are free with admission. Book 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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