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Dino Discovery with the World of Dinosaur Roar

7 Dec 2019

Tourist Information Centre Gift Shop
Tourist Information Centre Gift Shop
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Immerse your family in dinosaur exploration this Christmas at Winchester Science Centre and meet Father Christmas!

An exciting partnership with the owners of popular children’s book series The World of Dinosaur Roar! sees their beautifully illustrated dinosaur characters brought to life through a dinosaur trail, animated short story and hands-on activity zone, designed especially for younger children. In addition, and for all ages, the Science Centre team is inviting children to take on the role of a palaeontologist at Dino Dig and Fossil Forensics, meet a dinosaur ranger and their baby triceratops and handle real and replica fossils at the mini Fossil Festival. All activities, including a dinosaur-themed live science show, are included in General Admission.

  • Dinosaur Roar! Trail and Activity Sheet – pick up a copy at the entrance desk on arrival and enjoy finding our Dinosaur Roar! friends Flap, Munch, Whizz, Whack, Stomp, Squeak, Bash, Honk, Chew, Boo and Roar dotted about the Science Centre. See if you can match the characters to the fun facts. Other activities can be completed during your visit or at home.
  • Dinosaur Roar! Activity Zone – see yourself jump, flap and walk like a dinosaur in the wobbly mirrors, find out how much you really know about dinosaurs at the giant lift-the-flap wall and explore two craft-based science activity tables for fun games that help to explore different dinosaur characteristics.
  • Dino Dig! – take part in a real (okay, not real) palaeontology dig to find the bones of a T-Rex. Work as a team with your fellow palaeontology pals to build its skeleton!
  • Fossil Festival! – get up close and personal with an array of fossils, many of which were discovered on the Isle of Wight, and find out all about them from our team of knowledgeable rangers.
  • Gift Shop – the Science Gift Shop will be stocking a great range of Dinosaur Roar! plush toys, books, stickers and games as well as plenty of other dinosaur, science and space gifts so a perfect place to pick up a brilliant range of stocking fillers and Christmas presents.

Santa’s Science Grotto: For those of you in search of Santa, you won’t be disappointed. Winchester Science Centre are very excited to have Santa and the elves paying them another visit this year! The science-themed grotto will provide children and their families with a 45-minute relaxed workshop with Santa and his magnificent master elf. Children will get to make their very own Christmas cracker (complete with science-gift!), meet Santa and take home a present.


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2 wheelchairs are available for visitors’ use and have 4 sensory backpacks available for children with sensory sensitivities.

Please email to reserve one for your visit.

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Hub Cafe and Science Shop

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Admission: £13.20 per person (with GiftAid), including all dino-themed events and activities, and live science experience.

The Planetarium and Grotto tickets sold separately. Save up to 25% on general admission when booking online at least three days in advance.

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Winchester Science Centre is just off a main road (Alresford Road), about 3 miles from Winchester City Centre, with easy access from all major routes without entering the city.

The No. 64 bus running between Winchester and Alresford passes within 300 metres of the Science Centre (at the bottom of Morn Hill) The service is half hourly Monday to Saturday and 2 hourly on Sundays