Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Experiences for schools are out-of-this-world with Winchester Science Centre. Either in school or at the Science Centre, there’s loads to bring science to life.

Get set for the non-stop interactive Ultimate STEM School Trip. Suitable for children in KS1, KS2 and year 7 in KS3, this all-inclusive experience lasts the whole day. All you have to do is decide which of our curriculum linked workshops you’d like to do, and we’ll do all the rest. Blast off on an astronomical adventure in Discover Space. Code your own robot in Bots. Or what meeting the residents of the South Downs National Park in Marvellous Minibeasts, a brand new workshop for September 2023.

And that’s not all! All school visits will get 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. 

If you don’t want the fun stop, have a sleepover! Snooze in the crash-landed spaceship of Explorer:Space or 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!

If you can’t make it to the Science Centre why not let us bring some science wow to your school with the Ultimate Stem School Takeout. Find out how STEM can save the planet as we bring inspiring hands-on workshops, a fun-filled assembly and engaging teacher resources to your school. Launch your planet mission with an exciting pre-visit welcome pack. Choose one, or all four, curriculum-linked workshops. Each one is delivered as a one-hour session to one class at a time. And add on an explosive assembly filled with huge demos and fascinating facts about the state of our planet. It’s perfect for KS1 to KS2 pupils.  

We can also bring the magic of the Planetarium to your school with our Mobile Planetarium experience. Turn your school hall into a space port. The state-of-the-art digital dome comes with an astronomy expert. They’ll present live Planetarium shows, play 360° full dome films and answer 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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