• Explorer:Space - this amazing new interactive space zone opens 20 July

    The UK's ultimate space adventure opens just in time for the summer holidays.

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  • Your chance to meet a real live astronaut!

    To celebrate the launch of Explorer:Space, we are delighted to welcome NASA astronaut Michael Foale CBE for an exclusive evening event in our planetarium on 17 July.

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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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  • 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 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.

    See the current shows

Visitor Announcement: Please be aware that Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is closed during the daytime today for a private schools event. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at some point soon! Why not book your tickets for another day?   

What's on?

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Monday 23 July

Holiday Club with Bright Sparks

Holiday Club with Bright Sparks

Saturday 21 July

WSC at Farnborough International Airshow

WSC at Farnborough International Airshow

Saturday 21 July

Summer Holiday Activities: Destination Space

Summer Holiday Activities: Destination Space

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:
£10 (without Gift Aid) or £11 (with Gift Aid)

Savings are available for those advance booking online. Save 25% when booking online at least three days in advance or 10% the day before your visit. Discounts apply to General Admission only.

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

Group Visits

Planetarium shows

Venue hire

Teacher resources

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