South East - Hampshire


Telegraph Way,
SO21 1HZ
t: 01962 863791
f: 01962 868524

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium aims to bring the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through hands-on interaction.

100 hands-on exhibits allow you to explore how to bend light, create your own tornado and vortex, create electronic music, see your body through a heat sensitive camera and many other activities. Alongside the exhibition, you could also include a visit to the UK's largest capacity digital planetarium for a unique, memorable and out-of-this-world experience. A wide variety of planetarium shows to suit adult audiences are available, from explorations of the Solar System to the opportunity to follow Darwin on his voyages in the Beagle. Modern planetariums have the fantastic ability to visualise anything from the starry night sky to a voracious black hole, with the unique power to create a shared virtual reality experience. Large groups (35+) visiting on weekdays can request a live, presenter-led planetarium show. There are a number of choices but the top recommendation for adults is the unforgettable Flight Through the Universe.

Brownie, Cub and Beaver groups may be interested in attending one of the monthly badge evenings with activities related to badge concepts.

Special offer for adult groups visiting on weekday afternoons: Adult groups visiting from 1.30pm on a weekday in Hampshire term time can enjoy a special rate of just £2.50 per person for entry when booking a planetarium show as part of a visit. Planetarium shows are priced from £2. Add a delicious cream tea to your visit for +£4.75 per person. Conditions: arrival from 1:30pm on a weekday within Hampshire schools term time. Please note the Science Centre closes at 4pm.

Opening hours:
10am - 5pm weekends
10am - 4pm weekdays in term time
Extended opening hours operate during school holidays - see the website before visiting

Group saver rates:
The group saver rates offer a 20% discount on General Entry when paying for 15 or more tickets.
Adult £7.27 (usually £9.09)
Child £5.09 (usually £6.36)
Concession £5.82 (usually £7.27)
Carers (where required to enable access) free
Planetarium shows – from an additional £2 per person per show
Coach drivers receive free entry into the exhibition
Parking for minibuses and coaches is free of charge in the large on-site car park.

For bookings and enquiries contact or 01962 863791