Summer Holiday Activities: Destination Space

Join us for a space-filled summer holiday at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, where we will be sparking curiosity and imagination in all the family!

Summer Activities

Ready for take-off in time for the summer holidays will be our incredible new immersive zone Explorer:Space, which will take you on an epic journey through the Solar System. The new zone will encompass 20 fantastic modular exhibits, covering everything from space discoveries to atmospheric pressure to the first moon landing mission. We look forward to rocket launching families into space this summer and delivering a truly unforgettable experience.

Every day throughout the holidays, visitors can also drop in to these special activities, delivered in partnership with Destination Space*, at no extra cost:

  • Experience a fantastic live science show exploring both the story and science of satellites. These will be running daily at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm** and 2pm.
  • Our Curiosity Officers and Inspirers will be delivering space-themed activities in the Invention Studio, including Mars rovers programming!
  • There will be a range of exciting space-themed activities around the Centre, including space rocks to examine and tours around a model of the surface of Mars.

Winchester Science Centre will be the ultimate day out for budding young astronauts and space engineers this summer!

*Destination Space is a national STEM programme created and run by the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres (ASDC) and funded by the UK Space Agency.
** On Sunday 19 August, Airbus Engineer John Chinner will be hosting a Mars Rover family show at 1pm and 3pm.

For further information about everything we offer here, visit our Plan Your Visit page.

Planetarium Shows

Complete your space experience with a visit to our planetarium - savings are available for those who book General Admission and planetarium tickets in the same transaction. Click here for the full programme of live, presenter-led shows and 360° fulldome films this summer, including our new show Faster Than Light.

Planetarium shows are ticketed and are not included in General Admission. Savings are available for those who book General Admission and planetarium tickets in the same transaction and for Annual Pass holders.

How to book

Summer holiday activities (excluding planetarium shows) are free of charge for Annual Pass holders and included in General Admission tickets, but we do recommend reserving your free show tickets to guarantee admission. There will be the option to do this when booking General Admission online in advance.

Save 25% on General Admission by booking online at least three days in advance, or 10% the day before their visit.







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