Dinosaur Weekend


04 Feb to 05 Feb
  • Outside the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium at night
  • Outside the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium at night

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Telegraph Way, off Alresford Road, Winchester

SO21 1HZ

Learn about our prehistoric friends with a weekend packed full of dinosaur fun.

Dinosaurs ruled the world for 135 million years! Viv will be stomping around the centre - Viv is a life sized 2 metre long model of a Deinonychus - a larger and even scarier relative of the famous Velociraptor! He is coming to Winchester Science Centre to tell you how he and his gentler cousins, the sauropods, survived for so long.

Live dinosaurs science show, 45mins

What was their environment like? What did they eat? Who hunted who? What eventually happened to them? With the help of Viv’s keeper – Lesley the Dinosaur Lady – you can find out the answers to these and many other questions. Lesley will be asking members of the audience to come down and help her unravel some of these questions and you will also have the opportunity to handle many interesting and unique fossils of plants and animals from the dinosaur era. Viv and Lesley hope to see you there!

Shows will take place in the Space Marquee at 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm.

Dinosaurs at Dusk planetarium show, 44min

Visit the planetarium to step into the age of the dinosaurs to discover the origins of flight in this beautiful and accurate film offering a depiction of the prehistoric world. 

Dinosaurs at Dusk is the story of a teenage girl and her father who explore the past to discover the evolution of dinosaurs into modern day birds. Travelling by a variety of off-road vehicles across an ever-changing planet, there is plenty of visual variety to keep the interest of younger children, while older children and adults enjoy the explanations and facts that are given about the animals and the environment they inhabit.

Dinosaurs at Dusk will take place in the Planetarium

The following shows are available to book for a small additional cost on top of general entry, tickets can be purchased online.

  • Hands-on Dinosaur live science show +£1 per person
  • Dinosaurs at Dusk + £3.80 per person

Children age 0-2 free of charge if sitting on lap. Advance booking recommended. 

Please note, this event will take place on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February, the centre apologises for any confusion caused due to the error in the events brochure. 

The Dinosaurs science show is a fundraising event for Winchester Science Centre.

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