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

Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Science and Technology, Theatre and Entertainment

Suitable for

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

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium details...

This exciting family destination is the South of England’s hands-on, interactive science and technology centre with the largest standalone planetarium in the UK. It is an all-weather visitor attraction with a welcoming family feel, situated approximately three miles from Winchester City Centre.

The Science Centre is home to Explorer: Space, an immersive space zone where your family can take an epic journey through the Solar System and learn about all things space, from meteorites to human space flight. At weekends and during holidays you can visit the Invention Studio, a place where you can create, construct and be challenged with the help of our friendly Inspirers.

The planetarium offers an unforgettable experience. The 360° cinema screen completely surrounds the audience, placing everyone right in the action. There are two different show formats on offer – fulldome pre-recorded films and presenter-led live shows. The Centre also offers three different show environments to ensure that everyone can enjoy the planetarium – chatterbox shows, quiet shows and autism-friendly shows.

There are lots of interactive exhibits to explore, aiming to spark curiosity in all the family and bring the worlds of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to life. Learn how to bend light, create your own vortex and test your speed and balance in our Science of Sport zone. You can even set off on a journey through the Colon Café and learn all about your gut and how what we put into our bodies affects what comes out!

The Science Centre runs a brilliant programme of weekend and school holiday events, that could include anything from live science shows to interactive sessions to activities and challenges, all included in General Admission (unless otherwise stated). All events are listed on the website.

You’ll find an excellent choice of hot and cold drinks, lunch options and snacks at the Hub Café. There is indoor and outdoor seating for those purchasing refreshments as well as a picnic area if you prefer to bring your own lunch. The Science Shop offers a variety of unusual STEM gifts, from pocket-money mementos to quality books and experiments to try at home.

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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium Events

Pirates and Mermaids at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Open 12th January 2019 - 27th January 2019

Enjoy wonderful weekends at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium in Hampshire. Held between the 12th and 27th January.

Destination Space at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Open 2nd February 2019 - 10th February 2019

Enjoy a space day out at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium on weekends between the 2nd and 10th of February.

Science of Magic this February Half Term at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Open 15th February 2019 - 25th February 2019

Discover the science behind the magic at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium in Hampshire! Held from the 15th to the 24th February.

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