Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre

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Winchester Science Centre is the only science and discovery centre in the central South of England and one of the largest in the country, with a strategic vision of sparking curiosity and a mission to build science capital for all.


With two floors of hands-on interactive exhibits, the UK’s largest standalone planetarium and a wide-ranging events programme, the charity is a regional leader in science communication. We welcome over 185,000 visitors to the Science Centre annually, including over 40,000 school children, and engage with more than 30,000 people through school and community outreach activities. The centre has long been a proponent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) giving young people the opportunity to interact with these subjects in a creative and entertaining way.  To that end the Centre is home to the STEM NOW team who run the South Central STEM Ambassador Hub on behalf of STEM Learning UK, coordinating more than 4,000 volunteers. Furthermore, as part of long-term strategic direction to engage with new and underserved audiences, our reach extends outside the Science Centre through an exciting events programme and successful partnerships with universities and industry.

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