Welcome to the Planetarium in Winchester
The planetarium presents an unforgettable experience. The 360° cinema screen completely surrounds the audience, placing everyone right in the action. Relax back in your seat and get sucked into a black hole, fly through the Solar System or take a flight in a cardboard rocket.
We offer two show formats in our planetarium:
Fulldome films: high-quality, digital pre-recorded animations.
Live, presenter-led shows: live shows in which you tour through space, led by a presenter but directed by the audience.
We offer three show environments:
Our quiet shows are for those who would prefer a quiet environment throughout the show.
All visitors are welcome in any of our shows. We also host chatterbox and relaxed shows, which may be better suited to young children or those with sensory sensitivities.
Unless labelled as a ‘quiet show’ all of our shows are chatterbox shows. We understand that the planetarium is an unusual and exciting experience so the audience are welcome to call out, ask questions or talk to their family about what they see.
All visitors are welcome in any of our planetarium shows. We also regularly host relaxed shows with adapted environments to suit those with sensory sensitivities.
Our relaxed shows are designed to be welcoming and inviting to those with sensory sensitivities and their loved ones.
- Lights left on low
- Sound turned down
- Freedom to move around and sit where you like
- Freedom to leave and re-enter the theatre
If you have any further questions, wish to make us aware of any requirements in advance of your visit or have any feedback please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We now have to ability to run subtitles along with many of our fulldome film shows. These subtitles will appear on the dome at the bottom of the screen, either on top of the show, or in a blacked out area for greater visability.
We will run at least one subtitle show on most days we are running planetarium film shows, the subtitled show will vary from day to day to give greater variety.
We currently offer subtitling on the following shows:
- Capcom Go
- Faster than Light
- Ice Worlds
- Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
- We are Stars
If you have any further questions, or have any feedback as we continue to develop these, please email email@example.com
Prices and booking
Prices shown below are per seat (adult or child), per show, for daytime planetarium cinema showings.
If you are an Annual Pass holder and wish to book a planetarium show saving 10%, please click here. A valid Annual Pass card must be produced at the time of collection and admission into the planetarium.
Planetarium show added to General Admission
Planetarium show without General Admission
£6.60 (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.
All visitors are welcome in any of our planetarium shows. We ask that children under the age of 14 are accompanied by an adult at all times please.
Attendance for children under 4 is at the discretion of parents – they may prefer the autism-friendly session in which the lights are left on and the volume turned down.
Children under the age of 3 can enjoy a planetarium show for free if they sit on an adult’s lap.
Winchester Science Centre welcomes all visitors. Our accessibility information can be found here.
If you have any access requirements you would like us to know in advance, questions or feedback please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Winchester Science Centre would like to thank SEEDA for funding the installation of this world-class facility and Airbus Defence and Space for generous sponsorship supporting its ongoing use.