Brilliant Light! Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium prepares for an illuminating February spectacular

February 1, 2017

Illuminate their imagination at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium this February Half Term with an enlightening extravaganza all about the brilliant science of light.

Running daily from 10 – 27 February (10am to 5pm), the Science Centre will have a bumper programme of live shows, demonstrations, busking activities and lots of hands-on fun to illuminate inquisitive minds.

This year there are two full weeks of Half Term activities – half term dates are split between counties, giving an opportunity to visit while children in neighbouring counties are at school.

A live presenter-led science show, Brilliant Light, will take the audience on an exciting journey through the science of light. Spectators can expect to be wowed by lasers, intrigued by new unseen worlds and get involved with lots of opportunities for audience participation. The 30 minute show is free with General Entry, suitable for all ages (best for 5-12 year olds), and will run daily in the Space Marquee at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

The Centre’s Science Communicators will be roaming throughout the exhibition floor with a series of amazing and interactive displays. Visitors can explore the different concepts of light, discover the secret world of fluorescence, experience the incredible rainbow colours of spectroscopy and learn ways of making things disappear in front of their very eyes! Science busking activities will be available daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium’s brand new zone Invention Studio will be open throughout the Half Term period. Testing visitors’ inquisitive thinking, they can explore and solve a series of exciting challenges related to programming, aerodynamics, engineering and electronics, with the Science Centre’s Master Inventors on-hand to help construct truly amazing creations and innovative solutions.

And if that isn’t enough, visitors can get hands-on with over 100 interactive exhibits, including the Science Centre’s Little Big Room and the Science of Sport Zone.

All activities (excluding planetarium shows) are free with General Entry to the Science Centre.

Throughout February Half Term, enjoy free parking for visitors at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, with a free park and ride service from the nearby Matterley Estate ensuring plenty of space.

10% online discount available on General Entry tickets when booked in advance, plus a further 10% discount when purchasing three or more General Entry tickets. Visit or call 01962 863 791.

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