Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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About This Attraction

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) at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. 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. 

And don’t miss out on blasting off on an epic interactive mission through the Solar System in Explorer:Space. Come and 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.  

Visit winchestersciencecentre.org

Why should I visit?

    • For a breath-taking experience the Planetarium boasts 360° screens to amaze and delight.
    • Discover everything STEM, though hands on experiments, displays and challenges.
    • Budding scientists and engineers will be thrilled to dive into a world of fascination and learning.
    • Delicious meals and thirst-quenching drinks on offer at the Hub Café complete a brilliant day out.
    • Rainy day? No problem, the Winchester Science Centre is spread over a large indoor space where guests are welcome for a fantastic day out no matter the weather.
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Where to find us

Address

Winchester Science Centre
Telegraph Way
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1HZ

Tel:

01962 863791

Email:

[email protected]

Website:

www.winchestersciencecentre.org

Find us online

By car
From the M3 southbound:
Come off the M3 motorway at Junction 9 and take the exit A31 Alton/A272 Petersfield at the roundabout. At the next roundabout turn left, signposted A31 Alton and A272 Petersfield.

At the next roundabout turn left onto the B3404 Winchester, and 100 metres on the left is the entrance to Winchester Science Centre and the Holiday Inn. Follow the road past the Holiday Inn, then turn right into the Winchester Science Centre car park.

From the M3 northbound:
Come off the M3 motorway at Junction 10 and take exit A31 Alton/A272 Petersfield at the first roundabout and go under the motorway. At the next roundabout go straight across, signposted A31 Alton/A272 Petersfield. At the next roundabout turn right, signposted A31 Alton and A272 Petersfield. At the next roundabout turn left onto the B3404 Winchester, and 100 metres on the left is the entrance to Winchester Science Centre. Follow the road past the Holiday Inn, then turn right into the Winchester Science Centre car park.

From Winchester city centre:
Take the Alresford Road (B3404) out of Winchester. You will pass the entrance to the Science Centre on your right but there is no right turn allowed, so continue a short distance to the roundabout for the A31. Use the roundabout to come back onto the B3404, and 100 metres on the left is the entrance to Winchester Science Centre.

By train
The closest train station is in Winchester city centre. Taxis are available from the front of Winchester railway station; Call Wessex Cars 01962 877749/866208 or Wintax 01962 878727/878737.

By bus
The No. 64 bus running between Winchester and Alresford passes within 300 metres of the Science Centre. The service is half hourly Monday to Saturday and 2 hourly on Sundays.

Kids activities

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  • Fuel their love of science with a hands-on, fun, and educational day out.
  • Kids will be dazzled and amazed with the thrilling, themed Live Science Shows every weekend and school holiday.
  • Winchester Science Centre is set in the gorgeous South Downs national park with an outdoor play area, water park and trails to explore.
  • Fill their rumbling tummies with a variety of tasty meals and snacks in the Hub Café.
  • Children will love choosing a souvenir from the Science Shop to remember their fantastic day out.