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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Great for a rainy day

I took my siblings aged 10 and 6, we all had a wonderful afternoon working our way through the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
charlotten876
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Pleasantly Surprised

Visited with my wife and our 2 sons (3 year old and 9 month old). My 3 year old was too young to... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
lukec72
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Fareham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“all ages”(100 reviews)
“soft play area”(30 reviews)
“solar system”(21 reviews)
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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium is a self-funded, educational charity dedicated to sparking curiosity and building science capital for all. It is an important regional hub for informal science learning and a popular visitor attraction for...more
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Telegraph Way | Morn Hill, Winchester SO21 1HZ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went with 2 children who totally loved it. So much to do. Brilliant activities and good science shows. Very helpful staff. Very highly recommended for anyone

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PW121
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I haven't scored this lower because my grandchildren actually enjoyed most of it. Firstly, we booked tickets, yet we queued for ages to get in. People around us had booked some of the shows and were very close to missing them. The children were kept...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank PompeyHelen
Reviewed 4 days ago

It took me back to the seedy, badly-functioning and overpriced 'attractions' of 40 years ago, with litter in the car park, an absurd imitation of coffee (@£2.50) made with powdered milk and not a nod to healthy eating for the countless children, many of whom,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to an experience in the Planetarium recently - a performance of Dark Side of the Moon with accompanying light show etc. Amazing experience. If you get the chance to catch one of these jump on it. We also got a free play in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scareybob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of interesting activities and demonstrations and incredibly hands on science. As two adults we were worried this would be a little too young for us but we had the best time! The planatatium was out of this world!! (Excuse the pun)More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MollyRooRoo
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, especially the planetarium, and look forward to welcoming you back for...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I took my siblings aged 10 and 6, we all had a wonderful afternoon working our way through the interactive exhibits. Ample parking and just off the A34. It’s been fairly busy on the occasions I have visited and reasonable entry fee.More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank charlotten876
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, especially the hands-on science exhibits, and look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019

We visited the Centre yesterday for our grandsons third birthday and we were a little disappointed in several ways. We found some of the exhibits were not working or had parts missing. A few areas were also blocked off as not working anyway. We found...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Jean J
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2019

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you felt your disappointed by your visit here. After a recent investment to transform the ground floor...More

Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Excellent site and fascinating. exhibition area with 100 hands-on science exhibits, each of which has a curriculum linked sign on-site and a reference sheet available from the website. In addition Winchester Science Centre features a digital planetarium that offers a full-dome experience and a variety...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed our hands-on exhibits and planetarium experience. Our mobile planetarium is proving to be very popular...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

This is one of my son's favourite places (he's 3). Loads to do no matter how old and the annual pass is great value. Sometimes we'll just come for an hour mid week and it's very quiet.More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank JaneSM
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you think our annual pass is great value and that you've been making the most of your...More

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Visited with my wife and our 2 sons (3 year old and 9 month old). My 3 year old was too young to understand almost any of the science but he still loved playing on the various things there are to do. The Soft Play...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lukec72
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

Thank you for visiting Winchester Science Centre and for taking the time to leave us a review - we really appreciate your feedback. We're pleased to hear that yourself and your family enjoyed your visit with us. The construction of our new soft play area...More

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Noblueshoes
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Response from evep1314 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Moreteavicar13 | Reviewed this property |
Two years is certainly too young. Maybe 6 and upwards.
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ROBERT H
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Yes good for all ages!
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