Planetarium Closure (3 - 23 June)
A grant of £500,000 from Enterprise M3 LEP will fund the first major milestone in the project – a full upgrade to the planetarium in June 2019, and the installation of a registered Changing Places toilet a few months later.
Since opening in 2008, over 1 million people, mostly children, have visited the planetarium for its immersive 360° experience and virtual tour through space. Evans & Sutherland and Skypoint Planetariums, world-leaders in digital planetariums, share the charity’s ambition to create an accessible and inclusive planetarium and have been chosen by Winchester Science Centre to deliver the planetarium upgrade.
The planetarium upgrade is due to begin on Monday 3 June and is expected to be completed within 3 weeks ready for reopening on Monday 24th June. During this time, visitors to the Science Centre will still be able to enjoy all the usual activities offered with general admission, including entry to Explorer:Space, the hands-on exhibition, our outdoor play areas and live science show and Invention Studio activities at weekends.