Our purpose

We strive to remove social, cultural and intellectual barriers  to inspire and engage all children in STEM, particularly those with a disability or impairment, so that we might raise children’s aspirations and confidence, promote diversity and inclusion, and overcome inequality within the STEM sector.

By sparking and harnessing children’s curiosity in STEM, and by removing barriers to engagement, we believe we can give children the confidence, ambition and freedom to improve their own lives, the lives of others and ultimately life on Earth through STEM.

As experts in communicating STEM to children and families, we do this through creating ‘WOW!’ experiences that are fun, inclusive, immersive, interactive and accessible. Reaching out to children in innovative ways through our Science Centre, in schools, in communities and online, and through connecting and collaborating with universities and industry partners. Evaluation helps to measure success and inform our development.

Find out more about our Charity's strategy, governance and achievements over the past year by downloading our latest annual report. 

Download our Annual Report 2020-21

New Patron - Megan McCubbin

We are thrilled to announce that BBC Springwatch presenter and zoologist, Megan McCubbin, has joined the Winchester Science Centre team as Charity Patron. 

Find out more about our partnership with Megan McCubbin
TV presenter Megan McCubbin doing a workshop with some school children at Winchester Science Centre

Our funders and supporters

“Science and discovery centres have a critically important role to play in engaging more young people with life-changing science and technology. Our Trustees are delighted to support Winchester Science Centre with their vision to inspire and empower young people, especially those who have previously had limited access to science.” 
Philippa Charles - Director, Garfield Weston Foundation

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the following organisations for the incredible support they have given:

Acoustic 24
Acoustic Arts
Biffa Award
Designs for Lighting
Enterprise M3 LEP
Garfield Weston Foundation
Hampshire County Council / IAC Acoustics
Kirby Laing
O’Sullivan Family Charitable Trust
Steel Charitable Trust
Sustainable Acoustics
The Goldsmiths’ Company
The Ogden Trust
University of Southampton
University of Winchester
Winchester City Council
Private donors

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