STEM School Trip

The ultimate STEM school trip is here!

We are delighted to offer schools a brand new all-inclusive experience guaranteed to spark curiosity and ignite passion and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We have developed a bespoke package for KS1 - KS3 that includes a themed workshop and live planetarium show led by the Curiosity Team, and an interactive space challenge and time for students to explore the hands-on exhibition.

Planning your school visit just got easier

Our new all-inclusive approach to school visits means every school trip will include each of the following activities:  

  • Discover Workshop - choose from six curriculum-linked themes
  • Planetarium Show - a new presenter-led, live show featuring the stars and planets adapted to meet the needs of the age group
  • Space Challenge - a self led mission through Explorer:Space, a new interactive exhibition zone (opened summer 2018)
  • Explore the exhibits - students can use any additional time to enjoy the much-loved hands-on exhibition.

The workshop and planetarium show will be adapted to suit the age and ability of your group. All workshops are available for KS1 - KS3 but are best suited to the key stages listed below. Once you have decided on the Discover Workshop you'd like, please download and complete the booking enquiry form and email it to education@winchestersciencecentre.org. A member of the team will contact you to confirm your booking.

Choose your Discover Workshop

1

Discover:
Destination Space

KS2

Explore the Universe from the comfort of your home planet. Look at the Webb Telescope and learn how light is used in telescopes to explore the Universe beyond our reach. 

2

Discover:
Life          
KS2 - KS3 Meet the best problem solvers on the planet. Investigate and discover how life has adapted and evolved over time.

3

Discover:
Matter
KS1 - KS3 The states of matter and smart materials are investigated through slime and home-made bouncy balls!

4

Discover:
Robots
KS2 - KS3 Obstacles are no barrier in this team-based session where robots will be programmed to complete maths-based challenges.

5

Discover:
Rockets
KS1-KS3 Calling all engineers, discover how to become a rocket scientist by building and modifying your team's own rocket.

6

Discover:
Sound
KS2-KS3 From earthquakes to the humble triangle, this interactive and inventive workshop explores the physics of sound with students creating their own musical instruments and experimenting with some truly unusual ways of making sound.

7

Discover:
Healthy Living
(Available from September 2019)
KS1 and KS2 Empowering children to healthy choices for life.

All-inclusive tickets

Winchester Science Centre is run by an educational charity, with a mission to 'build science capital for all'. We want to make visiting the Science Centre available to everyone and to help with this we have a benefit-based pricing structure. All schools benefit from a 20% discount on equivalent general entry. We have one admission price for students and accompanying adults attend for free. Discounts are provided for state-funded schools, schools with above average number of students receiving free school meals and our priority schools. 

Standard school rates:

 
Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2018/19
Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2019/20

Student

Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2018/19:

£9.50

Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2019/20:

£11.50

Adult

Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2018/19:

FREE

Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2019/20:

FREE


Discounted rates for students from eligible schools

 
Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2018/19
Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2019/20

-15%

State-funded schools (including academies, multi-academy trusts, free schools, faith schools and University Technology  Colleges)

Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2018/19:

£8.08

Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2019/20:

£9.75

-60%

Winchester Science Centre priority schools and any school with 14% or more students receiving free school meals. 

Check your school's percentage of free school meals here

or 

Check to see if your school is featured as a Priority School here

Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2018/19:

£3.80

Price (VAT exempt) for Academic Year 2019/20:

£4.60

How to book

Our school bookings team can recommend an itinerary that will work best for your group. So that we have all the information we need to hand, please download and complete this booking enquiry form then email it to education@winchestersciencecentre.org

Please note that school visits take place between 10am and 2pm.

 


Cancellation and booking terms

1.1  We will invoice your school after your visit, for the number of students and teachers on the original booking confirmation letter.  

1.2  If you arrive with fewer students than originally booked, for each student unable to attend and up to a maximum of 10% of your total group booking, you will receive general admission vouchers for students to use with their families within one month of the booking date. Any additional adults or students who arrive on the day will be added to your invoice.

1.3  If you need to cancel or amend your booking once you have confirmed your attendance, the following charges apply:

Time Frame
Cancellation
Amendment
Time Frame:

Less than 2 weeks from date of visit

Cancellation:

100% of original booking value

Amendment:

50% of original booking value, plus new booking value

Time Frame:

Less than 1 month and greater than 2 weeks from date of visit

Cancellation:

75% of original booking value

Amendment:

35% of original booking, plus new booking value

Time Frame:

Less than 2 months and greater than 1 month from date of visit

Cancellation:

50% of original booking value

Amendment:

25% of original booking, plus new booking value

Time Frame:

Over 2 months from date of visit

Cancellation:

£50 administration charge 

Amendment:

£50 administration charge

1.4  If a cancellation or substantial changes have to be made because of situations outside your control, for example bad weather, then provided the booking is rescheduled for a date within 6 months of the original booking, the cancellation charge will be waived.

2.1  Visitors are reminded that for technical, operational, weather or other reasons, any part of your day may be closed, altered or amended at any time without prior notice.

2.2  Please arrive at your workshop, planetarium show or Explorer:Space session at your allocated time to ensure your day schedule can run according to plan. Late arrival may result in either cancellation of or an amendment to your schedule for the day.

3.1  The responsibility for the children at all times rests with the responsible adults accompanying the children.

3.2  We are pleased to be able to offer our educational groups use of our car park at no additional charge.  However, Winchester Science Centre cannot accept any responsibility for damage or theft to any vehicles whilst in these premises.

All vehicles are parked at the owner’s risk.

3.3  Winchester Science Centre cannot accept responsibility for items lost inside the Centre or car parks.

If you need to report an item of lost property please phone us on 01962 863 791

4.1  Our payments terms are strictly 30 days from the date of invoice.

4.2  The minimum school visit charge is based on 15 students*, if you wish to bring a group that is smaller than 15, the minimum charge will apply.

By making a booking you are agreeing to the terms and conditions above.

*SEND schools wishing to bring group sizes smaller than 15 please enquire through education@winchestersciencecentre.org