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Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

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First of many visits

Lots of experiments for boys and girls of all ages to take part in. We visited with 4- and 5 year... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Willy R
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London, United Kingdom
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Grandchildren just love it here !

Lots of interactive science based experiences on offer which our grand children love. (Aged 6&7... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MarkrBradford
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Salisbury
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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 2 days ago

This is a helpful educational centre for kids. It is interactive and you can learn lots of things. There is a souvenir shop where there is a variety of things to choose from such as magnets, slime, books, stationary drink cups and more! Don't forget...More

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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 had a great school visit here, learnt a lot and enjoyed the planetarium experience! We hope...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots of experiments for boys and girls of all ages to take part in. We visited with 4- and 5 year old grand children. Both loved it. Despite the place being busy, short attention spans mean nothing is occupied for too long so the kids...More

Thank Willy R
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 had a great visit here with your grandchildren and enjoyed the planetarium experience. We look forward...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Lots of interactive science based experiences on offer which our grand children love. (Aged 6&7). The Planetarium cinema is a must with a wide range of age appropriate content. It can get very busy particularly on wet weekends. Good cafe with wide range of choices...More

Thank MarkrBradford
WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 day out here with your grandchildren, especially the planetarium experience and we appreciate your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit on second Sunday of September 18, I had two kids 7 and 6. Extremely disappointed, bored staff, treated us disrespectfully, seemed more concerned about passing time than engaging kids with activities. We attended " Mestery solving session: who ate the...More

Thank computaa
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 sorry to hear that you felt undervalued in the free CSI-themed workshop. It is standard practice for those arriving early to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son is 9 and this was the first time he’d tried the holiday club and at the top of the age group I was worried it may be too young for him,I couldn’t have been more wrong! His whole day was full of facts...More

Thank Jules C
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 your son enjoyed our holiday club delivered in partnership with Bright Sparks and found it to be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son visited here when he was 3 and I was most impressed by the fact that steps are provided everywhere to encourage toddlers and young children to join in, unlike some places where they only want youngsters to look but not touch. When I...More

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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 really pleased to hear that you had a positive birthday party experience here and that all the guests enjoyed it! It...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If the children are bored bring them here lots to do for everyone of all ages they won’t want to leaveMore

Thank Derek C
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 found the Centre interesting and engaging for children. We look forward to welcoming you back for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loads of great interactive stuff all waiting to be tinkered with for all ages and interests. Always changing so new stuff appears every time you go. Planetarium is fab too. Come early if you want a decent parking spot but the overflow s ok really.More

Thank Phil S
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 the interactive exhibits and our planetarium. We look forward to welcoming you back for another...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The science of the demo rigs is in many case hard to discern - I speak as a scientist myself. The descriptive panels are too wordy and the text too small. They need to be recast as question and answer. Some exhibits have no explanation...More

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WSCM, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days 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 sorry to hear that you felt disappointed by your visit to the Centre. We are grateful for your feedback on our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my Mum and 7 year old son. We had prebooked tickets which saved a little money and prebooked 2 of the planetarium shows, ‘Astronaught’ and ‘Faster than light’. The staff who greeted us were very friendly and helpful and we opted to...More

Thank Jenny A
WSC M, Public Relations Manager at Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 found our staff to be friendly and that you enjoyed our summer holiday science show about...More

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Lou C
9 July 2018|
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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
31 July 2017|
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Response from Wandering840 | Reviewed this property |
Yes good for all ages!
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Beccawte1987
6 January 2017|
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Response from Sean L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about Saturday as I haven't been on a Saturday. The last time I went I didn't have access but they sell lots of different types of tickets and events so maybe best to ring them?
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