Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

In a nutshell

The exciting world of science is brought to life with an interactive hands-on exhibition and the UK’s largest standalone planetarium.


Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1HZ

Contact details

Tel: 01962 863791

Web: www.winchestersciencecentre.org

Activity type

Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Science and Technology

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide

Prices Vary

(based on family of 4)

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium details...

Open up a world of interactive discovery at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium!

Find out how far your curiosity will take you as you embark on an exhilarating adventure through the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Explore fun and interactive exhibits, become part of the action with awe-inspiring live science shows and demos, immerse yourself in the stunning nature of the South Downs National Park and be mesmerised by spectacular shows in the UK’s largest standalone Planetarium.

Immersive Exhibits

Feel your senses come alive as you journey through the sights and sounds of an exciting new interactive sound, hearing and vibration experience. Venture into an enormous 10m long guitar, climb inside a giant ear, try your hand at British Sign Language and even join the rescue mission to save Humphrey the Humpback Whale.

Don’t miss out on blasting off on an epic interactive mission through the Solar System in Explorer:Space. Discover an out-of-this-world interactive space zone and be inspired to become the next generation of space engineers and astronauts. Explore everything from robots and coding to black holes and human space flight.

Spectacular Live Science

Take a seat and watch as science comes to life during the Science Centre’s free live show. Experience exciting demonstrations, explosive wow moments and fun audience participation. Show themes change regularly so make sure you reserve your space each time you visit. And get set for more explosive live science on a massive scale! Look out for fire, ice and loads of exciting science experiments in Science LIVE, taking place right on the exhibition floor throughout the day.

Adventures in Nature

Let nature inspire you in the indoor/outdoor experimentation zone, Bio:Space, and the exciting outdoor adventure play area. Have a go at challenges themed around the Science Centre’s stunning location in the South Downs National Park and head outside to find out more about the birds, bugs and plants of this ecologically important area.

UK’s Largest Standalone Planetarium

Sit back and relax with a truly unforgettable experience in the UK’s largest standalone Planetarium. The 360° screen will put you right in the action as you fly through the Solar System and discover more about the stars, constellations and planets. With shows created for younger audiences, families and those with sensory sensitivities, this is not to be missed.

And that’s not all…

If you need a break from all the fun, spend some time in the Recombobulation Room, a specially designed quiet space away from the hustle and bustle of the Science Centre. Or why not relax with a hot drink or mouth-wateringly tasty treat from the café before continuing your STEM journey at home with a souvenir from the shop.

Opening times:

Hampshire Term Time from Saturday 22nd May: Monday to Friday: closed, Saturday and Sundays: 9:40am – 5pm (Last entry 2pm)

Hampshire School Holidays from Monday to Sunday: 9:40am – 5pm (Last Entry 2pm)

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Events

Acoustic Explorers at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Open 25th September 2021 - 21st November 2021

Don't miss this new, live science show at Winchester Science Centre in Hampshire. Held on selected dates from the 25th September to the 21st November.

Science Dino-mite at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Open 27th November 2021 - 16th January 2022

It's going to be an awesome experience at Winchester Science Centre, Held from 27th November to 16th January 2022, on weekends and school holidays.

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