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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.

Address

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

All ages, Schools and Groups

Price guide

Prices vary

(see website for details)

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium details...

Are you ready for an action-packed family adventure? Set off on an exciting journey through the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) at Winchester Science Centre.

You can climb into a massive guitar and feel it vibrate when people pluck the strings. Blast off on an out-of-this-world journey through Explorer:Space. See science come to life with big explosions and huge wow moments. Get up close to the weird and wonderful nature of the South Downs National Park. And fly through the Solar System in an experience you’ll never forget in the Planetarium.

The Planetarium

Whoooosh! Come fly through the stars in the Planetarium. A massive screen is all around you to make you feel like you’re flying through space. Watch fun characters head off on exciting adventures in a subtitled film show. Or in a live show, you can listen to the space hero Inspirers telling amazing stories about the Solar System. Whatever you pick, you’ll find out fantastic space facts. Shows change throughout the year so make sure you check out what’s on when you visit.

 Awesome hands-on fun

Are you ready to go on an adventure through sound? Who wants to be an astronaut? Let’s do it all with the interactive exhibitions. In Sound, Hearing and Vibration you can climb inside a giant ear and see how it works. Make sounds in the ginormous echo tubes. Experience the acoustics of a sonic rocket. You can even join the rescue crew to save Humphrey the Humpback Whale. Head deep inside the galaxy in Explorer:Space. Learn about robots and coding. Find out about how atmospheric pressure changes when you blast into space. You can even discover more about the gravity of different planets. What are you waiting for, let’s go!

Live science

Watch as science comes to life! Be part of the audience in a free Science Theatre show. Delve into the mysteries of STEM’s most exciting topics. Learn new fascinating facts. Be wowed by amazing demos. You could be watching dancing fire or a super cool dry ice cannon. Shows change throughout the year so make sure you check out what’s on when you visit. Want to see more explosive action? The Science Live demo area is right in the middle of the exhibition floor so you won’t miss a thing. Get set to watch the Inspirers do all the experiments you definitely can’t do at home. You’ll see massive fireballs. There’ll be smoke rings floating in the sky. You might even see an exploding bubble.

Nature adventures

Get up close to nature. In Bio:Space there’s so much fun and play. It’s full of challenges and science activities that are inspired by the South Downs National Park. There’s an outdoor adventure playground and fun nature trails. It’s an amazing place to find out about nature and how we can all keep it safe and special for everyone to enjoy.

So much more…

At Winchester Science Centre, science is for everyone. You’ll find lots to do that will make everyone’s day out fun and magical. So why wait? Book your tickets now!

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Events

Fiesta at Winchester Science Centre

Open 13th July 2024 - 2nd September 2024


Don't miss this mini children’s festival of curiosity at Winchester Science Festival in Hampshire! Held from the 13th of July to the 2nd of September.


Starlight Cinema: Cool Runnings at Winchester Science Centre

Open 28th July 2024 - 28th July 2024


Watch one of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, Cool Runnings, under the stars at Winchester Science Centre on Sunday 28th July


The Planetarium Experience at Winchester Science Centre

Open 13th September 2024 - 8th November 2024


Visit the Planetarium at Winchester Science Centre for an exciting flight through the solar system at 6.30pm on 13th September, 11th October & 8th November.


Science Explained: Spells and Potions at Winchester Science Centre

Open 20th October 2024 - 20th October 2024


Learn about the science that brings fictional spells and potions to life and then watch a Harry Potter film at Winchester Science Centre on 20th October.


Night Sky Live at Winchester Science Centre

Open 24th October 2024 - 7th November 2024


Learn more about the stars and planets with Night Sky Live at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium in Hampshire on 24th October and 7th November.


Starlight Cinema: Hocus Pocus at Winchester Science Centre

Open 27th October 2024 - 27th October 2024


Book your tickets for an early-evening showing of Halloween blockbuster 'Hocus Pocus' in the Planetarium at Winchester Science Centre on 27th October.


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