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Enjoy an out-of-this-world experience with Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre

Whether you head out of the classroom or choose an in-school option, there’s loads here to bring STEM learning to life…

Get set for the non-stop, interactive Ultimate STEM School Trip at Winchester Science Centre!

Suitable for children in KS1, KS2 and Year 7 in KS3, this all-inclusive experience lasts the whole day. All you have to do is decide which of the seven curriculum-linked workshops on offer you’d like to try, and the centre’s team will do the rest.

Blast off on an astronomical adventure in Discover Space, code your own robot in Bots, or meet the residents of the South Downs National Park in Marvellous Minibeasts, a brand new workshop for September 2023.

And that’s not all! All school visits will get a bespoke Planetarium show. Invite your pupils to take a seat and zoom through the Solar System for an experience they’ll never forget.

There will also be lots of time to explore the two floors of interactive exhibits. Climb into a massive guitar, experience the acoustics of a sonic rocket, and blast off on an out-of-this-world journey through Explorer:Space.

Stay the night

If you don’t want the fun stop, why not book a sleepover! Snooze in the crash-landed spaceship of Explorer:Space or set up camp 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 – a completely unique camping experience!

Bringing learning to you

If you can’t make it to the Science Centre, why not let the team bring some science ‘wow’ to your school with the Ultimate Stem School Takeout.

Find out how STEM can save the planet through inspiring, hands-on workshops, a fun-filled assembly, and engaging teacher resources. Launch your planet mission with an exciting pre-visit welcome pack.

You can choose one or all four of the curriculum-linked workshops. Each is delivered as a one-hour session to one class at a time.

Add on an explosive assembly filled with huge demos and your group will be treated to fascinating facts about the state of our planet. It’s perfect for KS1 and KS2 pupils. 

Winchester Science Centre can also bring the magic of the Planetarium to your school with its Mobile Planetarium experience, which lets you 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.

The team can’t wait to see you and your students very soon!


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