Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre is offering schools a brand new all-inclusive experience guaranteed to spark curiosity and ignite passion and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The team has developed a bespoke package for KS1 - KS3 that includes a themed workshop, live planetarium show, interactive space challenge led by the Curiosity Team and time to explore the hands-on exhibition.

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    The new all-inclusive approach to school visits means every school trip will include each of the following activities:

    - Discover Workshop: choose from six curriculum-linked themes
    - Planetarium Show: a new presenter-led, live show featuring the stars and planets adapted to meet the needs of your group
    - Space Challenge: a guided mission through Explorer:Space, a new interactive zone
    - Explore the exhibits: students will have an allocated time to enjoy the much-loved hands-on exhibition floor.

    The workshop, planetarium show and space challenge will be adapted to suit the age and ability of your group. All you need to do is decide which of the Discover Workshops you'd like to book:

    Discover: Destination Space - Explore the Universe from the comfort of your home planet. Follow and work with robotic explorers as they face the challenges of space. Find out how space discoveries affects life on Earth.

    Discover: Life - Meet the best problem solvers on the planet. Investigate and discover how life has adapted and evolved over time.

    Discover: Matter -The states of matter and smart materials are investigated through screaming dry ice, slime and homemade bouncy balls!

    Discover: Robots - Obstacles are no barrier in this team-based session where robots will be programmed to complete maths-based challenges.

    Discover: Rockets - Calling all engineers, discover how to become a rocket scientist by building and modifying your teams own rocket.

    Discover: Sound - From earthquakes to the humble triangle this interactive and inventive workshop will explore the physics of sound by students creating their own musical instruments and experimenting with some truly unusual ways of making sound.

    Advance booking is essential. Email with your desired dates and numbers and a member of the team will contact you.

    Pricing Information

    Winchester Science Centre is run by an educational charity, with a mission to 'build science capital for all'. It wants to make visiting the Science Centre available to everyone and to help with this they have a benefit-based pricing structure. All schools benefit from a 20% discount on equivalent general entry. There is one admission price for students and accompanying adults attend for free. Discounts are provided for state-funded schools, schools with above average number of students receiving free school meals and the Centre’s priority schools.

    Standard school rates:
    Student - £9.50 (VAT exempt)
    Adult - FREE

    Discounted rates for eligible schools:
    -15% for state-funded schools = £8.08 (VAT exempt)
    -60% for Winchester Science Centre priority schools and any school with 14% or more students receiving free school meals = £3.80 (VAT exempt)

    Opening Times

    Monday to Friday 10am-4pm
    Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm (Hampshire term times)


    Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

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    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled Toilets
    • On Site Parking
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    • Shop
    • Toilets
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available
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