Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester

Type:Science Centre

Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

Tel: +44 (0)1962 863 791

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

About

Are you ready for an action-packed family adventure? Set off on an exciting journey through the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) at Winchester Science Centre.

You can climb into a massive guitar and feel it vibrate when people pluck the strings. Blast off on an out-of-this-world journey through Explorer:Space. See science come to life with big explosions and huge wow moments. Get up close to the weird and wonderful nature of the South Downs National Park. And fly through the Solar System in an experience you’ll never forget in the Planetarium.

The Planetarium

Whoooosh! Come fly through the stars in the Planetarium. A massive screen is all around you to make you feel like you’re flying through space. Watch fun characters head off on exciting adventures in a subtitled film show. Or in a live show, you can listen to the space hero Inspirers telling amazing stories about the Solar System. Whatever you pick, you’ll find out fantastic space facts. Shows change throughout the year so make sure you check out what’s on when you visit.

Awesome hands-on fun

Are you ready to go on an adventure through sound? Who wants to be an astronaut? Let’s do it all with the interactive exhibitions. In Sound, Hearing and Vibration you can climb inside a giant ear and see how it works. Make sounds in the ginormous echo tubes. Experience the acoustics of a sonic rocket. You can even join the rescue crew to save Humphrey the Humpback Whale. Head deep inside the galaxy in Explorer:Space. Learn about robots and coding. Find out about how atmospheric pressure changes when you blast into space. You can even discover more about the gravity of different planets. What are you waiting for, let’s go!

Live science

Watch as science comes to life! Be part of the audience in a free Science Theatre show. Delve into the mysteries of STEM’s most exciting topics. Learn new fascinating facts. Be wowed by amazing demos. You could be watching dancing fire or a super cool dry ice cannon. Shows change throughout the year so make sure you check out what’s on when you visit. Want to see more explosive action? The Science Live demo area is right in the middle of the exhibition floor so you won’t miss a thing. Get set to watch the Inspirers do all the experiments you definitely can’t do at home. You’ll see massive fireballs. There’ll be smoke rings floating in the sky. You might even see an exploding bubble.

Nature adventures

Get up close to nature. In Bio:Space there’s so much fun and play. It’s full of challenges and science activities that are inspired by the South Downs National Park. There’s an outdoor adventure playground and fun nature trails. It’s an amazing place to find out about nature and how we can all keep it safe and special for everyone to enjoy.

So much more…

At Winchester Science Centre, science is for everyone. You’ll find lots to do that will make everyone’s day out fun and magical. So why wait? Book your tickets now!

Admission Prices (click below for more information)

https://www.winchestersciencecentre.org/visiting/tickets-and-membership

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Guide Prices

General admission tickets allow full access to all of our interactive exhibitions, Bio:Space experimentation zone, Science LIVE demo area and our amazing free live science shows.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Undercover picnic area
  • Vegetarians catered for
  • Vending Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Lift
  • Meeting rooms
  • No Pets
  • Open all year round
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Team / Corporate Activities

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No smoking
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North – M3 Jct 9 follow A272 onto A31. Follow tourism signs. From South – M3 Jct 10 follow A31 for 2 miles. Follow signs. From East – A31 or A272. Percy Hobbs roundabout. Follow tourism signs.

Public Transport Directions

Stagecoach Bus 64 Stops outside INTECH (may also be known as the Percy Hobbs stop).

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Silver 2019
  • Tourism South East Award -The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Gold The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Gold 2021
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Silver Tourism South East Member - Silver 2022

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Open weekends and school holidays: 9.20am to 5pm (last entry 2.20pm)

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