Bubbling mixtures, loud bangs and strange reactions, they're all part of the fun of science experiments. For some family-friendly science demos, head down to the Winchester Science Centre on Saturday 27th of January or Sunday 28th of January for some special science experiment demonstrations alongside the usual range of activities.
The demonstrations will be led by Jon Chase, the BBC science communicator presenter, and science rapper. Yes, Chase presents science with personality by not just teaching people about science, but by rapping about it as well. One of the best bits about these experiments is that they're made using things you'd already find at home or could easily buy at the store. It means you'll be able to have your own fun experimenting at home as well.
The DIY Live Science Shows will be held in the science centre's Space Marquee. Doors open 15 minutes before the advertised show time, so make sure you're there on time to get a seat. Tickets for the show are £1 on top of regular admission prices.
DIY Live Science Show Times
Saturday 27th January 11:00am
12:30pm 2:00pm 3:30pm
Sunday 28th January 11:00am 12:30pm 2:00pm
Of course, the show is only an extra on top of the list of things you can already see and do at the Winchester Science Centre. There are loads of hands-on exhibitions, like the giant stem cell pinball machine, or Colon Cafe where you'll go on a journey through an oversized colon. You can learn about sports science or go tinker for a bit in the invention studio. There's also the on-site planetarium if you're after a bit of space exploration.
Tickets for the Winchester Science Centre are £10.91 for adults, £8.73 for seniors and students, and £7.64 for children 3-15 years. You can purchase tickets to the planetarium shows at a discounted price with your general admission to the science centre. Tickets can be booked online.