Opening hours & admission prices

Opening hours

Hampshire term-time 

Monday to Friday: 10am - 4pm

Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays: 10am - 5pm

Hampshire school holiday periods

10 to 27 February 2017: 10am - 5pm. Extended holiday period to cover both Hampshire and neighbouring counties' half term weeks. Activities include daily science stage shows and extra hands-on activities at no additional charge, and presenter-led planetarium shows as part of a varied planetarium schedule. Further info here

 

Admission prices

General Entry

General Entry tickets allow entry to the hands-on exhibition until the end of normal opening hours. They do not include admission to evening events unless otherwise stated or to the planetarium cinema. Ticket prices for special events are given on the event webpages.

All children under 14 years must be supervised by an adult while within the Science Centre.

Book online now to save 10% off general entry.

NEW: Annual Pass for dates from 4 January 2017 (available for purchase now)

 
General Entry with Gift Aid
General Entry without Gift Aid

Adult

General Entry with Gift Aid:

£12

General Entry without Gift Aid:

£10.91

Senior / Students

General Entry with Gift Aid:

£9.60

General Entry without Gift Aid:

£8.73

Child (age 3-16 yrs)

General Entry with Gift Aid:

£8.40

General Entry without Gift Aid:

£7.64

Child (age 0-2 yrs)

General Entry with Gift Aid:

Free

General Entry without Gift Aid:

Free

Family Saver

10% discount on General Entry when paying for three or more tickets, save an additional 10% off general entry when advance booking online.

Groups, carers & birthday parties

See below for these and other offers.

Planetarium Cinema

Prices shown below are per seat (adult or child), per show, for daytime planetarium cinema showings.

Standard: 360o fulldome films up to 35min OR live, presenter-led shows up to 20min

Premium: extended fulldome films (over 35min) OR live shows 21-35min

Special: extended live shows (over 35min)

 
Planetarium with Gift Aid
Planetarium without Gift Aid

Standard planetarium show added to General Entry

Planetarium with Gift Aid:

£2.80

Planetarium without Gift Aid:

£2.52

Premium planetarium show added to General Entry

Planetarium with Gift Aid:

£3.80

Planetarium without Gift Aid:

£3.42

Special planetarium show added to General Entry

Planetarium with Gift Aid:

£5.50

Planetarium without Gift Aid:

£5.00

 
 

Standard planetarium show without General Entry

£5.00 (does not allow entry to exhibition)

Premium planetarium show without General Entry

£7.50 (does not allow entry to exhibition)

Special planetarium show without General Entry

£10/£8 (does not allow entry to exhibition)

Child aged 0-2 yrs

Free of charge if sitting on lap, but please be aware the planetarium is not recommended for children under 5 yrs. You may wish to consider attending a Chatterbox show. Please note some shows have age restrictions.

Saturday Night LIVE

£10/£8 for the extended, presenter-led show (fulldome films charged as above). Full details here.

For other special events, see the What's On guide.

Groups, Carers and Birthday Parties

 
 
 

Birthday parties

General Entry and party meal £11.20 per child; one free adult for every six children. Add a planetarium show from just £2.52 per person. Find out more.

Group visits

The group saver rates offer a 20% discount on General Entry when paying for 15 or more tickets. See Group Visit pages for further information and special offers.

Beavers, Cubs and Brownies

Badge Nights on specified dates from £7.50 per child. Find out more.

Carers

Visitors with disabilities pay standard rates but may bring a carer/companion with them free of charge where this is required to enable access. This also includes Gateway Card holders. 

Foster Carers

Free entry for the whole family. Bring your foster carer card and show this at Reception.


Learn more about Gift Aid

Did you know that Winchester Science Centre is a self-funded registered educational charity?

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Winchester Science Centre is an educational centre and visitor attraction. The charity is dependent on visitors for regular income to maintain the hands-on exhibits and run the planetarium cinema. As a charity, Winchester Science Centre is able to take advantage of Gift Aid rules affecting admission donations. If you are a UK taxpayer and you make a donation that is 10% more than the standard admission charge, then the Government will give the charity an extra 25% on top of your donation. It is called a Gift Aid visit. The extra money goes towards the upkeep of the site, building and new developments and is essential to ensuring that the charity can pay its bills each year.


Gift Cards

Gift Cards can be purchased and pre-loaded with any sum of money you wish. Please call the reception team on 01962 863791 and they can help you with this. Please note Gift Card terms and conditions:

Winchester Science Centre Gift Card Terms & Conditions

  1. Validly activated gift cards purchased via Winchester Science Centre are redeemable in full or part payment for services or merchandise from Winchester Science Centre. Gift cards cannot be used for online bookings.
  2. Winchester Science Centre reserves the right to refuse the use of gift cards for specific one off events which are run at the centre.
  3. Winchester Science Centre gift cards may not be exchanged for cash, vouchers or as a deposit
  4. No change or refund will be given but any remaining balance may be applied to future purchases.
  5. The gift card will expire 24 months after the last use or balance enquiry and any remaining balance will be deducted.
  6. A Winchester Science Centre gift card remains the property of Winchester Science Centre.
  7. Winchester Science Centre gift cards are not cheque guarantee, credit or charge cards.
  8. Winchester Science Centre cannot be held liable for gift cards, once activated, which are subsequently lost, stolen, damaged or defaced.
  9. Winchester Science Centre reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time where it reasonably considers it necessary to do so (e.g. to change the scope of the gift card service, notify of the service's withdrawal or in the event of circumstances beyond its control). Reasonable notice of such changes will be given where possible.