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.
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.
2 wheelchairs are available for visitors’ use and have 4 sensory backpacks available for children with sensory sensitivities.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one for your visit.
Hub Cafe and Science Shop
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.
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