• The Planetarium - 360° fulldome experience

    A programme of live presenter-led and pre-recorded shows can take you on an immersive journey from Earth to the edges of the known Universe or on space and science-themed adventures.

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  • Night Sky Live!

    An inspirational weekend festival celebrating the night sky in association with the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth. Experts will lead exciting activities, including real-time exploration of the night sky, encouraging children and families to look up and discover the amazing world around us - the Moon, stars, planets and other celestial bodies.

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to popular demand this February half term, please pre-book entry tickets and reserve free science show tickets to guarantee admission. 

ease head straight to our satellite car park (which opens at 9:30am, first bus leaves for the Centre at 10am). The satellite car park is available daily until Sunday 18 February. Find out how to reach the satellite car park here.

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Today 17 February

February Half Term Activities: The Secret World of Gases

February Half Term Activities: The Secret World of Gases

Today 17 February

The Martian (12)

The Martian (12)

Saturday 03 March



Visitor's info

The South of England's family-friendly hands-on, interactive, science and technology centre - and the largest standalone planetarium cinema in the UK! Events for families and adults. Open 7 days a week.


Weekends, Hampshire school holidays and bank holidays: 10am - 5pm
Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm

FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY: Big Bang Fair 2018 - Schools only event across the Science Centre run by STEM NOW.  We strongly recommend that visitors do not attend this day as the Science Centre is likely to be very busy.  There will be no public planetarium shows on this day.


General entry ticket to the Science Centre:
£12 (adult) / £8.40 (child 3 - 15) / £9.60 (concessions)
Advance online bookings save 10% on general entry

Planetarium cinema per person (standard/premium rate):
£2.80/£3.80 if added to general entry, or £5/£7.50 alone.

Parking is free, however a £2 parking charge will come into effect soon.
A satellite car park and shuttle bus service will run during February Half Term: Saturday 10 - Sunday 18 February.

Find out more about Green Discount here.

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Where is WSC?

Winchester Science Centre
Telegraph Way, off Alresford Road
Winchester SO21 1HZ

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