• May Half Term Activities: Building Blocks of the Universe

    Join us as we investigate the very stuff of the universe - matter! Enjoy free, flame-filled live science shows, hands-on activities in the Invention Studio and exciting demonstrations from our Curiosity Officers & Inspirers.

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  • Explorer:Space crash lands this summer

    Ready for take-off in time for the summer holidays, this exciting new immersive zone will form a key part of our exhibition floor and the whole visitor experience at Winchester Science Centre.

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  • Half Price Admission for Children

    Sun's out, science is in! We're delighted to offer half price admission for children from Saturday 19 May - Sunday 8 July (excluding 25 May - 4 June). Don't miss out on this amazing special offer!

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  • Birthday Party Packages

    Add spark, science and stars to birthday party celebrations. Packages include unlimited access to the hands-on exhibition area and Invention Studio (at weekends), party food and drinks. Extras include science shows and planetarium screenings.

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  • The Ultimate STEM School Trip - New for 2018/19

    A new all-inclusive experience designed to spark curiosity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Up to 60% subsidy for eligible schools. Booking now for 2018/19.

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  • 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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We strongly recommend that visitors and Annual Pass holders advance book tickets online for May Half Term to guarantee entry, as our capacity is slightly reduced while we prepare for the launch of new immersive zone Explorer:Space in July. Further information here   

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Tomorrow 25 May

May Half Term Activities: Building Blocks of the Universe

May Half Term Activities: Building Blocks of the Universe

Tuesday 29 May

Holiday Club with Bright Sparks

Holiday Club with Bright Sparks

Today 24 May

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Visitor's info

The South of England's family-friendly hands-on, interactive, science activities and technology centre - and the largest standalone planetarium cinema in the UK! A science tourist attraction & museum for kids. Events and things to do for families and adults. Open 7 days a week.


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


General Admission 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):
£3.50 with General Admission and £6.60 standalone.

Parking is free, however a £2 parking charge will come into effect soon.

Travelling by public transport? 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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