Winchester Science Centre, Winchester

3.6
#1 of 11 in Museums in Winchester
Marvel at this internationally renowned educational resource center housed in a 3,500 sq m (37,675 sq ft) purpose-built structure. Intended to promote science, technology, engineering, and math, Winchester Science Centre offers 100 hands-on exhibits linked to an online curriculum. The on-site education team offers a variety of workshops for students, advise teachers, and present a range of lectures and science shows to the wider community. The state-of-the-art dome is the largest-capacity digital planetarium in the UK, seating 176. See one of the prerecorded or live planetarium shows. "After Dark" Space Lectures are followed by a tour of the night sky. Recharge with a coffee at the on-site cafe. Arrange your visit to Winchester Science Centre and discover more family-friendly attractions in Winchester using our Winchester sightseeing planner.
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  • We here I am again with more little kiddies from College Town Primary School, running around, dry noise on the way down hoping more quiet on the way back. Theirs lots for them to do in here well worth...  more »
  • Great for Children and adults alike. Young and old enjoy the interactive exhibits. If possible check times can get busy. Not been for a while so not an up to date review.  more »
  • The whole place was kind of run down, many exhibits were not working and neither was the soft play area. The prime reason for going was for our granddaughter's seventh birthday, she has been fascinate...  more »
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  • My son recently visited the science centre with his school and he really enjoyed it. They were lots of activities to do and things to learn. It must have been good as he is asking to go back again at half term
  • Love this place! Yes it gets crazy busy on a rainy day but my kids just love it and have learned so much! We especially love the invention studio - the squishy circuits and square bubbles had them interested for about an hour! The science shows are always fab, and the planetarium is such a great experience with learning for everyone. We've had a year's membership and most times we come there has been something new!
  • Fab day out while visiting family over the Christmas holidays. For a Saturday it wasn’t busy at all with lots of hands on things for our kids to do. The experiments and interactive displays were all working well and kept the kids engaged. The staff are friendly and happy to answer questions. Super easy to get to with enough parking on the day we went but it could easily fill up quickly. Lots of tables for you to sit and have lunch which on our visit we nice and clean. Overall, a recommended visit.
  • Booked tickets for myself and my wife thinking it was a science museum, but really it's a kids play zone. Staff were very nice though and issued a refund when I explained it wasn't really what we thought it was. If no kids, avoid!
  • This is a very good place for everyone from young kids discovering the joy of science, to teenagers getting their hands on real life experiments and adults having the feeling of going back to school labs. The planetarium shows are well designed and very informative. There is ample parking (paid). The volunteers and staff are always friendly and cooperative. The cafe is just OK, a bit overpriced but good enough to cater to appetites for a couple of hours.
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