The world of science is brought to life with 100 hands-on interactive attractions and the largest digital planetarium in the UK.
Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ
Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Science and Technology, Theatre and Entertainment
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
This exciting family destination is the South of England’s hands-on, interactive, science and technology centre with the largest stand-alone planetarium cinema in the UK. It is an under-cover, all-weather visitor attraction, designed especially with families in mind, with a welcoming feel and where children can run around safely. Situated about three miles from Winchester City Centre, it has easy access from all major routes without entering the city.
There are 100 hands-on interactive exhibits to amuse and enthuse all the family. Children can explore how to bend light, create their own tornado and vortex, create electronic music, and see their body through a heat sensitive camera, together with many other activities. The Science Centre’s aim is to bring to life the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on interaction.
Visit the Invention Studio, a space where anyone, young or old, can explore, create, construct and be challenged. At the Colon Café you can go on a journey of discovery through an enormous colon to learn about good and bad bacteria, and how what you put into your body affects what comes out! At the Science of Sport Zone you can test your reaction time, your flexibility, and your ability to balance. Discover the effect that spin has on the direction of a ball, and how your jump height and sprint speed can be related.
At the planetarium cinema the screen is so wide around you that you may feel as if you are floating through the universe! It offers Fulldome cinema films which are high-quality digital pre-recorded films, with a wide variety of fascinating topics. There are also live presenter-led shows. Look out for the chatterbox shows which allow younger children, who are unable to contain their excitement, or want to ask questions, to chat or call out during the show.
There’s a great café, as well as indoor and outdoor picnic areas and a science shop with a variety of unusual and quirky items. It’s also an amazing place to hold a birthday party! Birthday Party Packages include unlimited play on the Science Centre’s 100 hands-on exhibits, as well as a party meal. Please the website for all the details.