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Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre is bringing science to life for schools!

Get set for a non-stop interactive school trip. Pack a bag for a totally unique sleepover experience. Prepare to blast off on an out-of-this-world at-school activity. Experiences for schools and groups are out-of-this-world with Winchester Science Centre.

We’re on a mission to spark curiosity in STEM (science, technology engineering and maths) in all children. We want to work together with you to fire up your student’s passion for STEM. And there’s loads for you to choose from…

Join us at the Science Centre for the hugely popular Ultimate STEM School Trip.

Suitable for children in KS1, KS2 and KS3, this all-inclusive experience lasts the whole day. All you have to do is decide which of our six curriculum-linked workshops you’d like to do, and we’ll do all the rest.

Will you blast off on an astronomical adventure to discover the secrets of the stars in Discover Space? How about coding your own robot to walk its very own robot catwalk? Or what about a loud and interactive sound workshop where students will explore how we hear and process sound?

And that’s not all! All school visits will get their very own bespoke Planetarium show, suited to your group. Take a seat and zoom through the Solar System for an experience you’ll never forget.

The massive 360-degree screen is all around you, making you feel like you’re flying through space. You’ll find out fantastic space facts, learn all about the planets up above us and discover secrets of the stars.

There’s lots of time to explore the two floors of interactive exhibits too. Climb into a massive guitar and feel it vibrate when people pluck the strings. Experience the acoustics of a sonic rocket. Get right inside a giant ear and see how it works. Blast off on an out-of-this-world journey through Explorer:Space.

There are exhibits for meteorites and stardust fact finding. Learn about robots and coding. You can even find out what atmospheric pressure does when you blast off into space.

If you don’t want the fun stop, stay over! We’ve got a special sleepover experience waiting for you.

Get sleepy in among the awesome exhibits. Snooze in the crash-landed spaceship of Explorer:Space. Set up camp in the out-of-this-world sonic rocket or get cosy inside the giant guitar.

A typical sleepover includes time to explore the exhibits, hot chocolate and a cookie before bed, a yummy breakfast and a morning Planetarium show. It’s a completely unique camping experience and you’ll never forget it!

Can’t make it to the Science Centre? Don’t worry. We’ve got lots of in-school activities to excite and wow your students.

We can bring the magic of the Planetarium to your school with our mobile Planetarium experience. Turn your school hall into a space port.

The state-of-the-art digital dome comes with an astronomy expert. They’ll present live Planetarium shows, play 360° fulldome films and answer questions.

Or how about the Ultimate STEM School Takeout? Let us bring the scientific method to life with fun interactive workshops and full or partial school assemblies filled with explosive wow moments.

And did you know that we have digital activities available to download for use in the classroom? Take on a Curiosity Challenge, get up and moving with some Active Science or follow the step-by-step video instructions from one of our expert science communicators in a Let’s Try It experiment. Explore the learning hub on our website for activities that everyone can get involved with.

Find out more about school experiences with Winchester Science Centre on our website or get in touch with our education team at Browse more resources for World Space Week.


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