Transforming people's lives
Our charity passionately believe in science for all. We provide exciting, hands-on science experiences to inspire and empower the next generation of scientists. We’re currently sparking curiosity in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for 185,000+ people annually through our interactive exhibition, awe-inspiring planetarium, high-energy live science shows and hands-on community outreach programme.
But we’re not content simply to inspire traditional audiences. Our research supports the national picture: there are significant physical and cultural barriers to STEM and many young people are missing out. We’re determined to be a catalyst for greater diversity in STEM and to showcase how science can improve lives.
Help us deliver inspiring science for all
By supporting our Inspiring Science for All capital and outreach project, you will be helping us make Winchester Science Centre accessible and inclusive through the installation of accessible exhibits, tactile interpretations, hearing loops, step-free access, a Changing Places toilet, a sensory room and other accessibility modifications.
Together we will:
- help people with a visual impairment to ‘see’ into space through our multi-sensory planetarium, in collaboration with The Tactile Universe project at University of Portsmouth;
- support further use of cochlear implants and develop practical support for families living with a hearing impairment through our sound & vibration exhibition with University of Southampton;
- offer more ‘live science’ opportunities including live science shows, ‘meet-the-scientist’, conduct your own science experiment and science busking to help make science less intimidating, more fun and easy to understand
- reach out to disadvantaged communities through fun STEM school workshops and science busking in community spaces with the help of a mobile laboratory, followed up with free and discounted school and family visits to Winchester Science Centre.
This project will transform our visitor experience and widen participation in STEM. We are an outward looking charity and will use our experience to help others within the science centre sector support diversity in STEM.
How can you help?
There are many ways you can support our charity. You could choose to make a donation, volunteer your time, visit with your family and add GiftAid to your admission, leave a gift in your will or all of the above. However you show your support, you'll be making a valuable contribution to our charity which is hugely appreciated. And if you’re not able to support us now, please bear us in mind for the future!
Make a donation
Your donation will be used to support our charitable aims and support our mission to build science capital for all. To make a one off donation, please use the JustGiving link below. To make a regular donation, please contact us to request further information.
If you are a UK taxpayer, make your donation go further with Gift Aid. It means that we receive an extra 25p for every £1 donated. Simply follow the instructions via JustGiving.
Leave a legacy
A gift in your will can be a wonderful way to ensure that Winchester Science Centre can continue inspiring the next generation of scientists for many years to come. If you are considering leaving a legacy, please read the Science Centre’s legacy information leaflet, or contact our Fundraising Manager Jane Chuhan on 01962 891 935.
If you are a business with a desire to widen participation in STEM we would love to hear from you. We already welcome the support from many organisations that share our passion to inspire future generations in STEM and widen participation, particularly for children who for whatever reason face additional challenges. To find out more about how we can work together please contact our Fundraising Manager Jane Chuhan on 01962 891 935.
We have recently launched a Corporate Friends scheme, allowing businesses to support our charity's work to spark curiosity in STEM. To learn more about becoming a Corporate Friend, including the range of benefits on offer for your company and its employees, click here.
We would like to thank the following organisations who are currently supporting our charity to spark curiosity and build science capital for all.
|The O'Sullivan Family Charitable Trust|
|The Ernest Kleinwort
Charitable Trust (EKCT)
|Thomas Roberts Trust|
Winchester Science Centre is grateful to the following organisations who have given support for our charity
A G Manly Charitable Trust
Baldwins Crane Hire
Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation
Big Lottery Fund
Blagrave Charitable Trust
Davis, Langdon and Everest
Ernest Cook Trust
Esso Petroleum Co. Ltd
Exxon Chemicals Ltd
First Degree Fitness
Ford Motor Co.
The Gatsby Charitable Trust
Holmes Hines Memorial Fund
Kirby Laing Foundation
Kvaerner Process UK Ltd
Marks and Spencer
Mercers Charitable Foundation
Michael Shanly Charitable Trust
The Millennium Commission
Mr & Mrs A Stannah
Portsmouth City Council
Roke Manor Research
Roger Brooke Charitable Trust
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Southampton City Council
Southern Water Plc
Sperry Marine Ltd
Stuart & Williams
The Carbon Trust
UK Space Agency
University of Reading
VT Group plc