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A brand new experience awaits at Winchester Science Centre

Winchester College
Winchester College

12 October 2020

From Saturday 17 October the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium will be welcoming visitors back through its doors.

Children playing with a exhibition at the winchester science centre

It’s time to discover how far your curiosity will take you as you embark on a thrilling adventure through an inspiring brand new experience. Feel your senses come alive as you venture into an enormous 10m long guitar and feel the vibrations of your friends and family plucking the strings, take a journey into the wonders of acoustics in the sonic rocket, climb inside a giant ear, make your own sounds with the echo tubes, try your hand at British Sign Language and much, much more.

giant guitar exhibition

Experience explosive experiments in the science centre’s brand new demo area. Taking place throughout the day families can discover fire, ice and explosions and much more on a massive scale.

An explosion experiment

Be inspired by nature during your visit and have a go at the challenges in the brand new inside/outside nature-based experimentation zone – inspired by the centre’s stunning location in the tranquil South Downs National Park.

While exploring the sound, hearing and vibration exhibition be sure to grab a bite to eat or a refreshing drink at the café or escape the hustle and bustle in the recombobulation room.

Were good to go logo

Tickets for the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium must be booked in advance, including for annual pass holders – book your tickets here.

The Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium has been awarded the Visit Britain’s Good to Go mark. Face masks need to be worn during your visit (with the exception of children under 11 years old and anyone with a disability or medical condition that prevents them from wearing a face covering) and sanitising stations have been installed throughout the centre. Please have a look at the centre’s COVID frequently asked questions here.

This is the biggest single project undertaken at the Science Centre since it opened in 2002 with the entire top floor being completely transformed. The new experiences are two years in the making to ensure an exhilarating experience for everyone to enjoy. The top floor transformation forms part of a bigger project that started in 2019 to make Winchester Science Centre and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) accessible to everyone.

Take the whole family for a thrilling experience at the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium and inspire your curiosity.

A child playing with sound tubes