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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way
Morn Hill
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1HZ

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Opening Times

Term Time (1 Jan 2019 - 22 July 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
School Holidays (23 July 2019 - 1 Sept 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
School Holidays (2 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Map & Directions

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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 just outside the short road (Telegraph Way) leading up to the Science Centre.

Events

Friday, 18th January 2019 - Friday, 18th January 2019

Friday, 25th January 2019 - Friday, 25th January 2019

Friday, 1st February 2019 - Friday, 1st February 2019

Dark Side of the Moon at Winchester Science CentreDark Side of the Moon at Winchester Science CentrePink Floyd's seminal 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, played in full (45 mins) in the unique setting of the planetarium at Winchester Science Centre. Immerse yourself in a retro, psychedelic, fulldome visualisation created by Starlight Productions (2001) to accompany this iconic album and...
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Saturday, 19th January 2019 - Saturday, 19th January 2019

After Dark: The Rocky Planets at Winchester Science CentreAfter Dark: The Rocky Planets at Winchester Science CentreAn evening where adults are able explore their own curiosity in Winchester Science Centre with full access to the (child-free) hands-on exhibition floors and the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke presenter-led planetarium show on a topic that changes monthly. This month's show topic is The Rocky...
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Saturday, 19th January 2019 - Saturday, 19th January 2019

Before Dusk: The Rocky Planets at Winchester Science CentreBefore Dusk: The Rocky Planets at Winchester Science CentreA great opportunity to settle down in the UK's largest standalone planetarium at Winchester Science Centre for an in-depth, presenter-led planetarium show on a topic that changes monthly. The topic for January is The Rocky Planets.
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Saturday, 19th January 2019 - Sunday, 20th January 2019

Saturday, 26th January 2019 - Sunday, 27th January 2019

Pirates and Mermaids: Science at Sea at Winchester Science CentrePirates and Mermaids: Science at Sea at Winchester Science CentreDive to the depths of the ocean with Winchester Science Centre! Weekend Activities: Live science shows exploring marine life and some of the issues affecting our oceans - running at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 & 15:30, Children can get hands-on in the Invention Studio with activities and...
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Saturday, 2nd February 2019 - Sunday, 3rd February 2019

Saturday, 9th February 2019 - Sunday, 10th February 2019

Destination Space at Winchester Science CentreDestination Space at Winchester Science CentreThe ultimate day out at Winchester Science Centre for budding astronauts and space engineers! Weekend Activities: Visitors can drop in to these special activities, delivered in partnership with Destination Space*, at no extra cost, Experience a fantastic live science show all about satellites....
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Wednesday, 13th February 2019 - Wednesday, 13th February 2019

Space Lecture at Winchester Science CentreSpace Lecture at Winchester Science CentreThese monthly lectures at Winchester Science Centre aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining...
more info

Friday, 15th February 2019 - Monday, 25th February 2019

February Half Term: Science of Magic at Winchester Science CentreFebruary Half Term: Science of Magic at Winchester Science CentreHead to Winchester Science Centre this February Half Term and Discover the science behind the magic with a live science show packed full of exciting chemistry tricks and optical illusions. Shows running at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30 and 15:30. Children can get hands-on in the Invention Studio with...
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Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Saturday, 16th February 2019

After Dark: The Gas Giants at Winchester Science CentreAfter Dark: The Gas Giants at Winchester Science CentreAn evening where adults are able explore their own curiosity in science at Winchester Science Centre with full access to the (child-free) hands-on exhibition floors and the opportunity to enjoy a bespoke presenter-led planetarium show on a topic that changes monthly.
more info

Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Saturday, 16th February 2019

Before Dusk: The Gas Giants at Winchester Science CentreBefore Dusk: The Gas Giants at Winchester Science CentreA great opportunity to settle down in the UK's largest standalone planetarium at Winchester Science Centre for an in-depth, presenter-led planetarium show on a topic that changes monthly. The topic for February is The Gas Giants.
more info

Monday, 18th February 2019 - Friday, 22nd February 2019

February Half Term Holiday Club at Winchester Science CentreFebruary Half Term Holiday Club at Winchester Science CentreThis science-themed holiday club at Winchester Science Centre is a brilliant school holiday solution for working parents! Children aged 5-9 years old will be able to enjoy an exciting daily programme of science-themed activities utilising the Science Centre, its surrounding green spaces and...
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Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

DIY Science: Bubbles at Winchester Science CentreDIY Science: Bubbles at Winchester Science CentreDiscover super exciting science that you can do at home as a family at Winchester Science Centre! Experience a fantastic live science show packed full of tips and tricks for DIY science, Get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the Invention Studio and Inspirers will be roaming the...
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Saturday, 9th March 2019 - Sunday, 10th March 2019

DIY Science: Universe at Winchester Science CentreDIY Science: Universe at Winchester Science CentreDiscover super exciting science that you can do at home as a family at Winchester Science Centre! Experience a fantastic live science show packed full of tips and tricks for DIY science, Get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the Invention Studio and Inspirers will be roaming the...
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Saturday, 16th March 2019 - Sunday, 17th March 2019

DIY Science: Slime at Winchester Science CentreDIY Science: Slime at Winchester Science CentreDiscover super exciting science that you can do at home as a family at Winchester Science Centre! Experience a fantastic live science show packed full of tips and tricks for DIY science, Get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the Invention Studio and Inspirers will be roaming the...
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Saturday, 23rd March 2019 - Sunday, 24th March 2019

DIY Science: Musical Instruments at Winchester Science CentreDIY Science: Musical Instruments at Winchester Science CentreDiscover super exciting science that you can do at home as a family at Winchester Science Centre! Experience a fantastic live science show packed full of tips and tricks for DIY science, Get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the Invention Studio and inspirers will be roaming the...
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Saturday, 30th March 2019 - Sunday, 31st March 2019

DIY Science: Electronics at Winchester Science CentreDIY Science: Electronics at Winchester Science CentreDiscover super exciting science that you can do at home as a family at Winchester Science Centre! Experience a fantastic live science show packed full of tips and tricks for DIY science, get hands-on with fun activities and challenges in the Invention Studio and iInspirers will be roaming the...
more info

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 - Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

Space Lecture at Winchester Science CentreSpace Lecture at Winchester Science CentreThese monthly lectures are aimed at a level a little above most popular science lectures, so come prepared to exercise your brain and learn the science behind the headlines. The speakers are chosen from the best academic speakers in the UK, with a talent for explaining difficult concepts and the...
more info

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
With Gift Aid£11.00 per ticket
Without Gift Aid£10.00 per ticket

Winchester Science Centre operates a one ticket price system. Savings are available for those advance booking online. Save 25% when booking online at least three days in advance or 10% the day before your visit. Discounts apply to General Admission only.

General Admission tickets allow full access to the hands-on exhibition area during normal opening hours, including entry to the Invention Studio during school holidays and on weekends. These tickets do not include admission to special events or the planetarium unless otherwise stated.

Planetarium shows are £3.50 when added to General Admission or £6.60 for a planetarium-only ticket.

The Science Centre is an independent educational charity that relies on Gift Aid and visitor donations to continue delivering inspiring science to young people and sparking curiosity in STEM.

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
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • 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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  • Average
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  • Poor
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Recent Reviews:

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    Trip Type:
    Family
    Best visited at night
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th September 2018
    Fancy a long queue? How about nowhere to sit in the cafe? Then again - badly behaved children and parents fighting over equipment? Visit during the daytime for all of these things. No service in the... Read full review
  • SheWh0Heals
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great place for a rainy day.
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 25th September 2018
    Slightly frustrating start as the car park at the centre was full. So we were directed to the park and ride which was a considerable distance away. Upside was it was free and the bus was there... Read full review
  • Lulusmiles
    Hampshire
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Another fab trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 26th September 2018
    As a local to Winchester Science Centre we regularly pop in on days as a family. We took the girls to the CSI weekend. The centre was themed fantastic and set the tone. The girls took park in a crime... Read full review

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