Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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

Are you ready for an action-packed family adventure? Set off on an exciting journey through the world of science, technology, engineering and maths. Winchester Science Centre, the south of England’s leading science and discovery centre, is perfect for children from three to 12 years old and their families.

There’s so much to see and do – two floors of fun, hands-on interactives, huge explosive demos and experiments, indoor and outdoor nature exploration and an unforgettable Planetarium experience. You’ll make memorable moments together that will be talked about all year.

Venture inside an enormous 10m long playable guitar, in the sound, vibration and hearing zone or experience the wonder of acoustics inside the sonic rocket. Blast off on an out-of-this-world journey through Explorer:Space to find out what it’s like to live and work in space. See science come to life with huge explosions and exciting wow moments. Get up close to the weird and wonderful nature of the South Downs National Park. And fly through the stars in an experience you’ll never forget in the Planetarium.

Book your tickets in advance – even on the day of your visit!

Did you know? Winchester Science Centre is proud to be part of the independent educational charity, Wonderseekers, who are on a mission to inspire and engage all children in science.

Save 25% when you book seven or more days in advance.

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Why should I visit?

    • A massive 360° screens will make The Planetarium a space journey you’ll never forget. – Watch as STEM comes to life. There’s hands-on adventures, explosive live science, nature challenges and so much more.
    • Where will your curiosity take you? Let’s find out together and inspire the scientists, engineers and astronauts of the future.
    • Hungry or thirsty? There’s lots of tasty treats to tempt you in the two cafés.
    • There’s fun in store no matter the weather! Come rain or shine you can explore indoors and outdoors.
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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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  • Take them on a fun-filled family adventure. Fuel their love of science with hands-on fun. –
  • Wow them with explosive science shows and huge live demos.
  • Teach them about nature. Explore the adventure playground and South Downs National Park. Take on the challenges and activities of Bio:Space together.
  • Feed their curiosity with fun and their rumbling tummies with tasty treats and hot food. –
  • Become an at-home scientist. Pick up a science souvenir in the shop.

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