Enjoy the sights, sounds and science of Christmas past...way past.
Dino rangers have sprinkled prehistoric cheer around the Science Centre ready for a Jurassic adventure.
From Saturday 27 November to Sunday 16 January get set to enjoy a roar-cus festive season filled with T-riffic fun, dino-mite demos and a special guest appearance from Santa himself (4 to 23 December in the free science show).
Science Theatre Science Dino-mite Show
Our friendly dino rangers need help from some budding dinosaur investigators to explore the differences between the many types of dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth. This roar-some interactive show will involve lots of audience participation as a brand new species of dinosaur evolves right before your very eyes. There will also be roar-some dino-mite experiments that will have you on the edge of your seat.
And, as its Christmas, Santa will be swapping his red coat for a lab coat once again. Between 4 and 23 December he'll be helping to delve into the mysteries of Christmas in the prehistoric era.
A sound sensory (SS) suitable show is available for those with sensitivities to loud noises.
Show times are:
10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm (SS)
***On Sunday 19 December, a British Sign Language interpreter will be signing during the 11.30am and 2.30pm shows. Please contact email@example.com to reserve a seat near the front during these shows.***
Mini paleontologists can join an excavation team on the hunt for buried bones. Dust off the sand and unearth the hidden treasures of the past.
Touch and hold real and replica dinosaur teeth and claws that have been fossilised millions of years ago. Get an insight into how these incredible creatures evolved and lived, including some that would have even called the South of England their home. There’ll also be special guests throughout the festive period including real-life paleontologists and experts from across the field.
Explore an epic tale of space and time in Solar System Stories, an exciting live show. Discover more about the night sky in the distant past and explore parts of our Solar System that were around at the time of the dinosaurs.
For a more festive twist, travel through the night sky as it will look on Christmas Eve and find out what Santa might see on his adventures in the live show The Sky Before Christmas. This show will run until 23 December.
And for a fun-filled family adventure, join Vladimir the polar bear and James the penguin as they discover the secrets of the long winter night in the subtitled film show, Polaris.
Show times are:
27 November to 23 December
Solar System Stories (live show) - 11:45am, 1:15pm and 4pm
The Sky Before Christmas (live show) - 10:15am, 12:30pm and 3pM
Polaris (film show) - 11am and 2:15pm
28 December to 16 January
Solar System Stories (live show) - 10:15am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm 3pm and 4pm
Polaris (subtitled film show, 28 December to 16 January) - 11:00am and 2:15pm
***On Sunday 19 December a British Sign Language interpreter will be signing during the 10.15am and 4pm shows. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat near the front during these shows.***
A World of Discovery
Open up a world of discovery as you adventure through the science centre’s immersive exhibits including the out-of-this-world Explorer:Space zone and the exciting interactive sound, hearing and vibration exhibition.
Venture inside a huge 10m long playable guitar, experience the wonder of acoustics inside the sonic rocket and journey inside a giant ear to explore its inner workings. There's so much inspirational and interactive fun to be had. Find out more on our Things To Do page.
How to Book
All general admission, planetarium and live science show tickets, including Annual Pass visits, must be booked in advance online with an arrival time slot.
Make the most of your visit. See our Things To Do page to discover all there is to enjoy at Winchester Science Centre!