Get up close with some mighty minibeasts at the Winchester Science Centre over the weekend of January 13th and 14th. This special event will be presented by the science centre's resident minibeast expert, who will give kids a hands-on experience as they learn about these little creatures. The drop in session is included in the regular admission price, so you won't have to pay any extra for this bit of extra fun.
So what exactly is a minibeast? They're animals that don't have an exoskeleton and they're also known as invertebrates. They include things like spiders, beetles and stick insects, but the term also covers worms, slugs, and even flies and cockroaches. Minibeasts are also known just as bugs, but that term doesn't really capture the fact that these are very complex and interesting creatures that just happen to come in very small packages.
While the session is free, you can buy tickets for the Winchester Science centre online in advance. Tickets are £10.91 for adults, £8.73 for seniors and concessions and £7.64 for children. Children under 2 are free.
As well as the minibeast session, there is a program of other shows that you can see over the weekend. These are all included in the regular ticket price. James and the Giant Peach will also be showing in the Planetarium's 360 cinema on the Saturday, tickets are an extra £2 for children and £5 for adults. For more information head to the Winchester Science Centre website.
The Winchester Science Centre has an on-site cafe where you can buy food and drinks. The cafe serves hot and cold lunches and other snack foods. There are also outdoor picnic areas if you'd like to bring your own food instead.
Weekend Program: 10.40am - Polaris (Saturday only) 11.30am - The Planet Show 12.20pm - Secrets of Gravity 1.10pm - Simply Stars 2.00pm - Polaris
2.50pm - The Planet Show
3.40pm - Secrets of Gravity
4.30pm - Back to the Moon: For Good