Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Spark their curiosity with Science for Schools at Winchester Science Centre!

Bring science to life with an action-packed educational visit. Get hands-on with the expert science Inspirers in one of six 45-minute curriculum-linked workshops. Blast off on a space adventure, get hands-on in a sticky sensory matter workshop or meet some of the residents of the South Downs National Park in marvellous minibeasts.

And that’s not all! Be wowed by a bespoke Planetarium show. Take a seat and zoom through the Solar System for an experience you’ll never forget. There’s also lots of time to explore the two floors of interactive exhibits. Climb into a massive guitar, experience the acoustics of a sonic rocket and blast off on an out-of-this-world journey through Explorer:Space. School trips are perfect for students in KS1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2), KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6) and lower KS3 (Year 7).

If you don’t want the fun to stop, have a sleepover! Snooze in the crash-landed spaceship of Explorer:Space or set up camp inside the giant guitar. A typical sleepover includes time to explore the exhibits, hot chocolate and a cookie before bed, a yummy breakfast and a morning Planetarium show. It’s a completely unique camping experience and you’ll never forget it.    

Did you know, if you book an educational visit to the Science Centre, you can save 10% on a second school activity? Finish the school year with a summer celebration, bring science wow to your school with an in-school workshop or zoom into the stars with a Mobile Planetarium visit.

End the summer with a bang with the Science Centre’s summer celebration (available on selected dates in July). Join us for an explosive live science show filled with huge demos and wow moments. Enjoy a spectacular Planetarium experience and spend time exploring the two floors of interactive hands-on exhibits.

Can’t make it to the Science Centre? Let us bring science wow to your classroom. Inspire and engage your students with expert-led in-school workshops. Pick one of three interactive curriculum-linked hour-long workshops; coding, life or materials. We’ll bring real science equipment for your students to get hands-on with and our expert science communicator will answer all their questions. Available as a full or part day bespoke itinerary we can also bring a demo-filled school assembly along for everyone to enjoy. In-school experiences are perfect for students in KS1 (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) and KS2 (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6).  

Or for something totally unique, why not turn your school into a space portal with the Mobile Planetarium. The state-of-the-art digital dome comes with an astronomy expert. They’ll present live Planetarium shows, play 360 degree full dome films and answers all your students questions.

Where will their curiosity take them? Find out with Winchester Science Centre!

Contact the Educational Visits UK team to help plan your next school trip.



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    Opening Hours

    Weekdays 10am to 2pm for schools and groups / weekends and school holidays 9:30am to 5pm for general public


    Prices start from £5.20 per student


    Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

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