Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Date of Adventure: 2 Jan, 2024

The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is OUT OF THIS WORLD and an absolute must-visit. Total interactive STEM heaven, everything is so engaging: a 10m long playable guitar to an ear children can actually crawl through! It’s such a seamless connection between play and learning and every opportunity is squeezed out to facilitate new discoveries.

Over 100 hands-on exhibits, live demos and explosive experiments, Explorer:Space zone  – like entering a space ship with light, sounds, buttons and interactive experiences – Bio:Space for up-close outdoor exploration, plus there’s the South Downs National park to explore too! You’ll also find the UK’s largest standalone Planetarium here (extra £4, book in advance), which is such a unique experience. We’ve been numerous times and never spent less that 6 hours here.

During the school holidays you will find different events, shows and experiences, many free with general admission. Book ahead though as these fill up fast.

A final shout out has to go to the staff: engaging, interested, excited and passionate. It makes such a difference to the visit to have people like this working within. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, you really are a grand day out.



Save 25% by booking seven days in advance

Adult and child: £12.50
Under 3: Free

Planetarium: £4
Weekends & school holidays: 9:30am to 5pm
(check website for dates)

Closed for school visits during the week
Pre-booking recommended for discounted rate
Café open
Accessible for all
1 hour from Headington roundabout
Train to Winchester then WPR bus to The Broadway (5 minutes) then the 64 from The Broadway to the Winchester Science Centre
£3 for all day parking
The details


Telegraph Way, Winchester SO21 1HZ

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