A Star Wars themed weekend at Winchester Science Centre

The boys love all things Star Wars, so when I saw that the Science of Star Wars was coming to Winchester Science Centre I knew they would love it.

There were two events happening over the weekend and the first was obvious as soon as we walked through the door dressed in our best Jedi robes, as the Rebel Legion came into sight.

The Rebel Legion are a costume club of Lucasfilm Limited and Disney and raise money for various charities in the UK. They brought several characters from the Star Wars films to roam Winchester Science during the weekend.

Winchester Science Centre

The kids were over the moon to spot Stormtroopers, Darth Maul, Darth Vader and many other characters throughout the day.

Winchester Science Centre Star Wars

There were also real life space things to see including pieces of satellite, a working replica moon buggy and the chance to make your own star map.

Winchester Science Centre

The second event was the Science of Star Wars which was presented by award-winning science communicator, rapper and co-author of The Science of Star Wars, Jon Chase of Rap Science, who performed a live show version of the book, exploring the science facts within this popular science fiction.

The Science of Star Wars

Jon was brilliant and had the kids enthralled as he worked, using scenes from the films, raps, pictures and quizzes to keep the kids interested. Isaac especially loved learning how much of the Star Wars world is rooted in reality and if one day we would see some of the extraordinary inventions from the films materialize in our world.

Winchester Science Centre

The show lasted just under an hour and then we headed back into the science centre to explore and as it was National Space Week, there was also a range of space-themed challenges and activities taking place in the Invention Studio throughout the weekend.

Winchester Science Centre

It was nice to see that some of the exhibits had been moved and changed, keeping the centre interesting for this kids. The newest exhibit, a topography feature, had them enthralled as they changed the shape and features of the surface of the Earth to create land and water features.

Winchester Science Centre 3

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a leading hands-on science and discovery centre dedicated to sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and is home to the UK’s largest standalone planetarium.

Winchester Science Centre

We love visits to Winchester Science Centre as there is so much to see and do. Entrance costs from £10.91 per adult and £7.64 for children, plus there is 10% discount on general entry when paying for three or more tickets. Tickets to the Science of Star Wars show cost an additional £1 per person.

23 thoughts on “A Star Wars themed weekend at Winchester Science Centre

  1. This looks great fun! We’ve been meaning to visit Winchester Science Center for a while.

  2. What a fun and interactive day for the kids. They all look like they are really enjoying them selves and having a great time.

  3. What a fun and interactive day for the kids. They all look like they ate really enjoying them selves.

  4. Thena says:

    This looks like so much fun! My kids would love this, and I would too, I think! Not something I would normally do, but I’m down to try!

  5. This looks like so much fun, with lots of learning too! My family would love this

  6. oh this looks like so much fun, my boys would love it!

  7. Hannah says:

    Oh this sounds like so much fun! Close to me, too 🙂

  8. Katrina says:

    That looks like a wicked day out. Great pictures too I know a few people who are Star Wars mad and would love to go here

  9. Looks like the kids had a fab time. Wish I had this place close to us.

  10. Emma says:

    This looks like such a fun day for everyone and that you all enjoyed yourselves!

  11. Kate Holmes says:

    This is one of the places I miss since we left Hampshire – so much fun and educational. Looks like you had a fun time

  12. This looks like a really cool place and great value for money. It’s good that they move things around too so it’s different each time you visit. My children would love it I bet!

  13. This looks like a really cool place and great value for money. My children would love it I bet! It’s good that they move things around too so it’s different each time you visit.

  14. Emma says:

    I love Star Wars too I would have been in my element!

  15. Leona says:

    I had no idea that Winchester had a science centre. I love that people got so into it

  16. Anosa says:

    Sounds like Jon Chase did an amazing job keeping the kids entertained. I am not big on Star Wars but so love Star Trek more

  17. My youngest 3 aren’t into star wars but Gaz and Lewis are and I’m sure they would love this just as much as the kids do!

  18. What a fab show! My nephew is Star Wars obsessed, I know he’d love to do this x

  19. Oooh what a fab event. It looked like so much fun. The prices are really good too. x

  20. Ah man this looks like so much fun! I wish I lived closer. Love the kids’ outfits.

  21. That looks like such a good event, me and my other half love star wars (him more so than me) and anything to do with it is always a hit x

  22. This looks so cool!!! Just need to check the driving time from Kensington thanks for the inspiration!

  23. wow this looks so fun – my two are star wars obsessed! It doesn’t sound like a bad price either x

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