The Winchester Science Centre is reminding families of the activities on offer during the May half term with the return of its Mysteries and Mayhem programme.

From Saturday, May 11 to Monday, June 3, including every day during May half term, the centre will be presenting a Science Spy School using light to uncover the items hidden inside a mystery safe, a hide-and-seek activity trail, space adventures in the planetarium and “don’t try this at home” demonstrations.

The 20-minute Science Spy School live show by the Science Centre Inspirers will teach children about the science of light, including ultraviolet light, lasers and refraction, while the Forensic Hide and Seek activity will demonstrate the different ways forensics can be used to catch a criminal, from fingerprints to forensic ecology.

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Hampshire Chronicle: Mysteries and Mayhem is set to return to Winchester Science Centre for May half term.Mysteries and Mayhem is set to return to Winchester Science Centre for May half term. (Image: Winchester Science Centre)

Mission Space—a live, presenter-led show in the planetarium—will reveal the scale of the solar system as participants virtually soar among the planets and satellites.

Other sections of the Science Centre feature the opportunity to climb inside a giant acoustic guitar to learn more about sound and an interactive space zone where people can get a taste of what it’s like to live and work in space.

Tickets for Mysteries and Mayhem must be booked in advance on Winchester Science Centre’s website.