Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

If you’re looking for an inspirational, educational and fun STEM learning experience for your school, Winchester Science Centre has the Ultimate STEM Experience! Visit the Science Centre for the Ultimate STEM School Trip or let us bring the fun to your classroom with the Ultimate STEM School Takeout.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Are you ready for an action-packed school adventure through STEM?

Winchester Science Centre is bringing science to life for schools! Get set for a non-stop interactive school trip. Pack a bag for a totally unique sleepover experience.

Prepare to blast off on an out-of-this-world at-school activity. Experiences for schools and groups are out-of-this-world with Winchester Science Centre.

We’re on a mission to spark curiosity in STEM (science, technology engineering and maths) in all children. We want to work together with you to fire up your student’s passion for STEM. And there’s loads for you to choose from…

Join us at Winchester Science Centre  for the hugely popular Ultimate STEM School Trip. Suitable for children in KS1, KS2 and KS3, this all-inclusive experience lasts the whole day. All you have to do is decide which of our six curriculum linked workshops you’d like to do, and we’ll do all the rest.

Will you blast off on an astronomical adventure to discover the secrets of the stars in Discover Space. How about coding your own robot to walk its very own robot catwalk? Or what about a loud and interactive sound workshop where students will explore how we hear and process sound?

And that’s not all! All school visits will get their very own bespoke Planetarium show, suited to your group. Take a seat and zoom through the Solar System for an experience you’ll never forget. The massive 360-degree screen is all around you making you feel like you’re flying through space. You’ll find out fantastic space facts.

Learn all about the planets up above us. And discover secrets of the stars. There’s lots of time to explore the two floors of interactive exhibits too. Climb into a massive guitar and feel it vibrate when people pluck the strings.

Experience the acoustics of a sonic rocket. Get right inside a giant ear and see how it works. Blast off on an out-of-this-world journey through Explorer:Space. Find out what it’s like to live and work in space.

Explore meteorites space rocks. Learn about the Solar System and our planet. You can even find out what atmospheric pressure does when you blast off into space.

If you don’t want the fun stop, stay over! We’ve got a special sleepover experience waiting for you. Get sleepy in amongst the awesome exhibits.

Snooze in the crash-landed spaceship of Explorer:Space. Set up camp in the out-of-this-world sonic rocket or get cosy 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!

Can’t make it to Winchester Science Centre? Don’t worry. We’ve got lots of in-school activities to excite and wow your students. We can 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° fulldome films and answer all your space-related questions.

Or how about the Ultimate Stem School Takeout? Let us bring inspiring hands-on workshops, a fun-filled assembly and engaging teacher resources to your school. We’ll tailor the day to suit your students. You’ll get an exciting welcome pack in the post to launch your planet mission in advance.

Pick one, or all, of our four curriculum-linked workshops. Explore the science of physics by creating and launching your own rocketships. Or find out how coding can help humans reduce the impact we have on earth. And why not add on an explosive assembly filled with huge demos and fascinating facts about the state of our planet. Whatever you choose, there’ll be lots of wow moments to enjoy.

And did you know that Winchester Science Centre have digital activities available to download for use in the classroom. Take on a Curiosity Challenge. Get up and moving with some Active Science. Or follow the step-by-step video instructions from one of our expert science communicators in a Let’s Try It experiment. Explore the learning hub on the Winchester Science Centre website for activities that everyone can get involved with.

Find out more about school experiences with Winchester Science Centre on our website or get in touch with our education team at We can’t wait to see you and your students very soon!

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



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, On Site Parking


Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


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01962 863791

Opening Hours

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


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)


Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

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