Discover 100+ hands-on exhibits and interactive planetarium shows at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium - an under-cover, all-weather visitor attraction, great for family days out and adult-only evening events.
With over 100 exhibits, you will discover many different aspects of science and technology. Feeling energetic? Challenge your friends in the Science of Sport zone! Who can run the fastest? Jump the highest? Has the fastest reactions? Learn about the science behind your favourite sports and how your body works!
Want to know what happens to your food after it’s swallowed? Visit the Colon Café to discover how your diet affects tiny bacteria in your gut, your poo and even your gas production! Or warp your perceptions with the #LittleBigRoom and the Beuchet chair, both underpinned by cutting edge University of Southampton research into psychology and how we look at the world.
The Science Centre also has the UK’s largest capacity planetarium, offering a state-of-the-art digital experience with images projected around a 360° domed screen. Choose from a selection of films, presenter-led shows and Chatterbox shows, which are perfect for younger audiences with lots of interaction. Check the website for current shows and screening times.
Themed school activity programmes throughout the year offer live shows, demonstrations and workshops, plus presenter-led planetarium shows. There is also a full event schedule for families, as well as adults, including music, film, comedy and family focused experiences. Stargazing events also offer astronomy beginners and enthusiasts an opportunity to learn more about our sky at night.
Worked up an appetite? Visitors can refuel in Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium’s café, bar and retail area, The Hub, serving up a variety of hot and cold food options, including sandwiches, panini, cakes and snacks, and a variety of hot and cold drinks. The Hub's fully licensed bar is also available during evening events.
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a leader in promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, with a wide selection of curriculum linked activities available for primary and secondary schools, designed to engage and inspire the next generation.
The Science Centre is a self-funded, independent educational charity and relies on Gift Aid and visitor donations to stay open seven days a week.
10% discount available on general entry tickets when booked online in advance.