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Christmas at Esplora

17 December, 2022 | 9:00 am - 8 January, 2023 | 5:00 pm


Between Saturday 17th December 2022 and Sunday 8th January 2023, Esplora will be buzzing with activities as we merge science with the Christmas cheer with various fun and dazzling science shows and workshops that will have all the visitors buzzing with excitement. This year we will be exploring science and technology through the wonders of Christmas.

During these days we also have a special offer! We are giving one free child entrance with every paying adult. Offer is valid for children of 15 years and under.

During your visit, immerse yourselves in the Planetarium experience as you take an exciting journey to the Universe and back which will leave you wanting for more! We will also be introducing a new Planetarium Film – Dinosaurs, A Story of Survival. And whilst you’re visiting Esplora, don’t forget to visit the EsploraCafè and try our delicious festive menu!

Entrance tickets for Christmas at Esplora can be bought online from showshappening.com or else upon entry at the door on a first come first served basis. Capacity is only 500 visitors per day therefore we encourage you to buy your tickets online prior to your visit to avoid any disappointments. The tickets cover the entrance to Esplora only. Science show/Workshop or Planetarium Film/Show can be booked per visitor at an extra charge of €1 at the Esplora Reception only.

Science Shows / Workshops

Once Upon a Christmas – Join us for an interactive storytelling workshop as we go on a journey with Santa Claus to explore how families in Malta and Gozo celebrate Christmas. Ages: 3-6 years

Lights, Camera, Action! – Do you love Christmas movies? Join Esplora’s film crew and help them capture the magic of Christmas as we recreate some classic elements of a Christmas movie using science and technology, such as the Green Screen Technology and Foley sound effect. Ages: 5+ years.

Santa’s Sleigh Workshop – At Esplora, we’ve redesigned Santa’s sleigh to include autonomous driving and now’s your chance to test out a prototype! Build a sphero-powered sleigh for Santa using K’NEX and drive it to deliver presents around Malta and Gozo. Ages: 7+ years. This workshop is supported by robocoach and digital.com.mt.


Adults – €7 (plus 1 free child entrance with every paying adult ticket)

Extra Children/Seniors – €5

Disability Card Holders – €5 (plus one free carer)

Science show/workshop or Planetarium Film – €1 per visitor at the Esplora Reception. Only one output (science show/workshop/Planetarium Film) can be booked per visitor.

Opening Hours

Saturday 17th December from 10am till 5pm

Sunday 18th December from 9am till 5pm

Monday 19th December Closed

Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd December from 9am till 3pm

Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th December from 10am till 5pm

Sunday 25th – Monday 26th December Closed

Tuesday 27th – Saturday 31st December from 10am till 5pm

Sunday 1st – Monday 2nd January Closed

Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 8th January from 10am till 5pm

Terms and Conditions

  • The offer of free child entrance with every paying adult is to be used on the same day of the visit.
  • Online bookings for the day will be closed at 7am. After this you will be able to buy your ticket at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Complimentary tickets, Vouchers or Discount Offers cannot be redeemed during the Christmas at Esplora event.

Give the gift of experience this Christmas and invest in memories which will last a lifetime! Join us at Esplora for a unique and fun experience.


17 December, 2022 | 9:00 am
8 January | 5:00 pm
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Esplora Interactive and Science Centre


Esplora Interactive Science Centre