Adult group visits
Adults love Winchester Science Centre too!
The Science Centre's aim is to bring the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life through hands-on interaction; 100 hands-on exhibits allow you to create illusions, become an astronaut, create your own tornado and vortex, see your body through a heat sensitive camera and many other activities. The exhibition encourages child-like curiosity that sparks the imagination of enquiring adults.
Don't miss a visit to the UK's largest standalone planetarium for a unique, memorable and out-of-this-world experience. Modern planetarium display not only stars but rich and dynamic visuals across the entire dome surface, immersing the audience in experiences ranging from inter-planetary exploration to black holes and even Earth-based adventures. The planetarium seats up to 176 people. Please ask for the choice of shows available on the date of your visit.
Term-time Group rates
Groups of 15 or more benefit from 20% off general admission.
Live planetarium shows and fulldome films are available most days, for dates in the near future see the schedule here.
On weekdays with advance notice, groups can request particular shows (minimum 35 to request a live show). There are a number of show choices but the top recommendation for adult groups is the unforgettable, live-presented Flight Through the Universe.
Adult groups may also be interested in visiting for one of the regular special events including monthly Space Lectures.
Special offer for weekday afternoons
Adult groups making weekday term-time visits pay just £2.50 per person for the exhibition when adding a planetarium show. Shows are charged at standard group rate, from £2.80pp.
To access this special rate, groups must arrive from 1:30pm on a school-day afternoon (Hampshire term dates). Please be aware that the Science Centre closes at 4pm these days.
The cafe will be open during your visit; please let us know upon booking whether you intend on ordering refreshments.
Bookings and enquiries
Group saver rates and booking information here. To access these special rates and benefits, groups must have at least 15 people, visit during term-time, and be arranged by an organisation. Groups visiting during holiday periods should use the online Family Saver discount to access the best possible price.
Booking & enquiries: contact Anita, tel 01962 891942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
With other high-quality attractions in the local area, why not extend your visit to a day trip by including a visit to Winchester Cathedral and the chance to explore the historic city and visit its shops, or perhaps a steam train ride on the Watercress Line.
Winchester Science Centre is set within the South Downs National Park in a rural location, yet is just minutes away from the M3 so road access is easy, avoiding city traffic. This location also allows it to serve as an excellent journey-break for those travelling on to Bournemouth or the Isle of Wight.
For those staying the night, the Winchester Holiday Inn is situated next door to the Science Centre. The Holiday Inn hotel Winchester boasts 141 contemporary bedrooms including a selection of executive suites. All rooms are generously appointed and feature wireless internet access, flat screen televisions, SKY and movie channels, air conditioning, 24 hour room service and many more facilities. This new, contemporary hotel was the first of its kind in the South of England. For bookings enquiries email email@example.com