CALLING all Doctor Who enthusiasts!Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium will be the setting for an out-of-this-world experience this weekend when the Daleks come to town.
On Saturday and Sunday the Science Centre will be hosting a Dr Who themed weekend, with Dr Who characters and enthusiasts expected to travel to the Science Centre from around the UK for a fun-packed weekend of activities.
Run in collaboration with the Charity Dalek Squad, there will be a whole host of characters from this popular series on site at the Science Centre. Alongside the Daleks, the Centre is expecting an array of characters to join the action, including the seventh Doctor, Missy, Strax Sontaran, the War Doctor, Captain Jack Harkness and UNIT soldiers, alongside possible appearances by a Sontaran, Autons, Clockwork Droids and many more.
Featuring Dr Who themed shows, displays, hands-on science and strolling costumes, this will be an unmissable event for any Dr Who fan.
Ben Ward, CEO at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, said: “We’re very excited to welcome the Daleks to Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. This sci-fi extravaganza will be a fabulous event to round off our Easter activity, with fans having the opportunity to get face-to-face with their favourite characters as well as find out how to build their very own full-scale Dalek at the Dalek Builder display stand.
“There will be no additional charge for the special Dr Who activities, but the Dr Who themed shows will be ticketed as spaces are limited. We would encourage ardent fans to go online and purchase their tickets for the Centre in advance to make sure they don’t miss out.”
No trip to the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium would be complete without a visit to the UK’s largest stand-alone digital planetarium, where visitors can take in an incredible astronomical experience. Live shows throughout the Easter Rockets! showcase period include ‘The Planet Show’ and ‘Simply Stars’. Show times will vary over the weekend to accompany the Doctor Who events and the latest schedule will be available on the website.
General admission during Easter includes access to 100 hands-on interactive science exhibits, the Invention Studio and busking activity. Visitors are recommended to book tickets online in advance to enjoy 10% off the price of admission. There is no extra charge for the Dr Who themed activity, but spaces will be limited so advance booking is recommended. Tickets cost £12 for adults and £8.40 for children. Planetarium shows carry an additional fee. Advance booking is recommended and please note some young children may be wary of the masked characters.
For more information please visit www.winchestersciencecentre.org, or call 01962 863791.