Southern England’s leading science and discovery centre reopens on Saturday 17 October with a brand new visitor experience
· Where: Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ
· When: Weekends and school holidays from Saturday 17 October 2020
· Admission: All visits must be booked in advance, save 25% by booking at least two weeks before your visit
From Saturday 17 October, find out how far your curiosity will take you as you embark on an exhilarating adventure through Winchester Science Centre’s brand new visitor experience! Feel your senses come alive as you explore the sights and sounds of an exciting new interactive sound, hearing and vibration exhibition, be wowed by huge explosive Science LIVE demos and head outside to get up close to nature with hands-on challenges in the BIO:SPACE experimentation zone. And don’t forget the amazing free live science shows, Sounds Like Science, and spectacular 360 degree Planetarium experience!
Come on an exciting adventure of discovery through the art, physics and biology of sound, hearing and vibration, where inspirational and fun interactive exhibits are waiting to bring it all to life.
Venture into an enormous 10m long guitar to feel the vibrations, experience the wonder of acoustics inside the sonic rocket and climb inside a giant ear to explore its inner workings. Laugh and learn together by making sounds in the huge echo tubes, discover more about decibels, rhythm and frequency and try your hand at British Sign Language. You can even join the rescue crew to save Humphrey the Humpback Whale and meet the experts in our bringing Research to Life zone, plus so much more!
Get set for explosive Science LIVE demos taking place right on the exhibition floor! There’ll be fire, ice, explosions and much more, all on a massive scale and taking place regularly throughout the day so you won’t miss a thing. For something a little more tranquil, the whole family can get creative and have a go at challenges themed around nature in the inside/outside experimentation zone BIO:SPACE – bring a coat so you can go outside whatever the weather! And if it all gets a bit too much, take a break in the Recombobulation Room – a quiet place designed for people who need time away from the hustle and bustle.
While you’re visiting, don’t miss out on all the other exciting things on offer, including out-of-this-world interactive exhibits in Explorer:Space and spectacular shows in the UK’s largest standalone Planetarium. And with a free live science show where the team of Inspirers will be delving into the science behind the sounds through fun demos and exciting audience participation, there’ll be something for the whole family to get involved with!
And if all that’s left you needing a break, take a seat and relax with a hot drink or mouth-wateringly tasty treat from the refreshed café before continuing your STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) journey at home with a souvenir from the remodelled shop.
For more information and to book tickets visit WinchesterScienceCentre.org
Photo: Winchester Science Centre – New Interactive Exhibition