Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium
Average time spent – 4-5 hours.
Things to do at Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium review
The Winchester Science centre planetarium is located just outside of Winchester. They have a great choice of shows on at the Planetarium which you can book yourselves on. Most shows are about space and earth. They also have shows outside of the Planetarium including live science shows.
They have lots of interactive hands-on exhibits that help us understand all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Exhibits include a wind tube which launches mini-parachutes, you can test your balance ability in the sports zone. You can shoot balls across the building to try to hit the targets. Plus you can have a go at operating a huge brain by pushing levers, flicking pinball flippers and guiding marbles.
There’s even a colon exhibit where you can learn how different food types have an impact on our body including putting your hands through a toilet seat to feel what’s within! The Space zone takes you on a journey through the solar system and feels like you’ve stepped into an enormous spaceship. You can control robots, change the surface of the moon into the earth and more. There is a soft play area for younger children. Outdoors there is a wooden adventure playground.
Some exhibits are designed for one person to use at a time but many can be enjoyed by a few at a time which is a great idea.
Eating – There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You can picnic indoors or outdoors in their designated areas.
Facilities in brief – Interactive STEM museum with plenty to get involved with, daily planetarium shows, indoor soft play for younger children and outdoor adventure playground.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – You can save 25% on your ticket if you book 3 days in advance online. This is just £9.00 each standard price. Planetarium shows are an additional £3.50 each. Under 3’s are free.
Opening: Winchester science centre is open most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – Winchester Science Centre aims to be an accessible and welcoming environment for all and passionately believes in science for everyone.
Address: Telegraph Way, Winchester SO21 1HZ, Hampshire, England. Phone: 01962 863791
Category – Museum of learning – Mostly indoors – suitable for all ages.
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