Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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Discover 100+ hands-on exhibits and interactive planetariums shows at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium – an under-cover, all-weather visitor attraction, great for family days out and adult-only evening events. With over 100 hands-on exhibits, you will discover many different aspects of science and technology.

Feeling energetic? Challenge your friends in the Science of Sport zone! Who can run the fastest? Jump the highest? Has the fastest reactions? Learn about the science behind your favourite sports and how your body works!

Want to know what happens to your food after it’s swallowed? Visit the Colon Café to discover how your diet affects tiny bacteria in your gut, your poo and even your gas production! Or warp your perceptions with the #LittleBigRoom and the Beuchet chair, both underpinned by cutting edge University of Southampton research into psychology and how we look at the world.

The Science Centre also has the UK’s largest capacity planetarium, offering a state-of-the-art digital experience with images projected around a 360° domed screen. Check the website for current shows and screening times.

School holiday activity programme: themed live shows, demonstrations and workshops, plus presenter-led planetarium shows. Check the website for more details.

Hampshire term-time
Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 5pm

Friday 16 September & Thursday 17 November: closed for training/events

Hampshire school holiday periods
Wednesday 20 July to Sunday 4 September: 10am - 5pm every day

Other holidays: open every day (excl. 24-26 December), extended hours to be announced

Admission price 

Adult
Including Gift Aid - £12.00
Standard admission - £10.91

Child
Including Gift Aid - £8.40
Standard admission - £7.64

Under 3 years
Free

Student/Senior
Including Gift Aid - £9.60
Standard admission - £8.73

Why should I visit?

    • Get hand-on with more than 100 hands-on, interactive exhibits!
    • Watch a show in the UK's largest standalone digital Planetarium featuring a range of films and presenter-led shows for children, families and adults!
    • Learn more about Tim Peake's Principia mission to the International Space Station, and take your photograph with Tim at Destination Space!
    • Full event schedule for families and adults-only evenings
    • Indoor and outdoor exhibits and activities so the fun doesn't stop come rain or shine!
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Mini Professors at Winchester Science Centre

11/09/2017 - 11/12/2017

Winchester Science Centre

Explore and marvel at science with Mini Professors, a science programme that has been designed specifically for 2-4 year olds. This twelve... 

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Where to find us

Address

Winchester Science Centre
Telegraph Way
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1HZ

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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  • Get hand-on with more than 100 hands-on, interactive exhibits!
  • Watch a show in the UK's largest standalone digital Planetarium featuring a range of films and presenter-led shows for children, families and adults!
  • Learn more about Tim Peake's Principia mission to the International Space Station, and take your photograph with Tim at Destination Space!
  • Journey through the enormous Colon Café and learn about good and bad bacteria, and how what you put into your body affects what comes out
  • Feeling energetic? Learn about the science behind your favourite sports and how your body works!