Work is now underway to transform Winchester Science Centre’s lower exhibition floor into a brand new immersive zone that will take visitors on an epic journey through the Solar System.

Explorer:Space will be ready for take-off in time for the summer holidays, which we are celebrating with an unmissable launch weekend from Friday 20 July-Sunday 22 July – it’s sure to be out of this world. The new zone will encompass 20 fantastic modular exhibits, covering everything from space discoveries to atmospheric pressure to the first moon landing mission.

To celebrate the launch of Explorer:Space, throughout the summer holidays we will also be offering space-themed activities in our Invention Studio as well as a new live show in the Space Marquee. The Destination Space! show will cover the science and engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope and the ExoMars programme’s Mars rover. Winchester Science Centre will be the ultimate day out for budding young astronauts and space engineers this summer!

We look forward to rocket launching families into space this summer and delivering a truly unforgettable experience.

Preparing for take-off

We do not anticipate that the construction of Explorer:Space will impact upon visitors’ enjoyment of the centre. While this exciting period of transformation will see areas of the lower exhibition floor temporarily cordoned off, during this time we will implement a lower visiting capacity to offset the slightly smaller space available. Existing exhibits will be relocated to ensure that our valued visitors still enjoy all that we have to offer.