A planetarium can be a fun way to enjoy time with your family, especially if it’s at the indoor planetarium projector in South England. You can learn about many interesting things here, and the good news is that is open seven days a week. It’s an interactive, hands-on, technology and science centre and it has the biggest planetarium cinema in the whole United Kingdom.
The science centre and planetarium has 100 interactive exhibits spread over two floors. This is the perfect way for your kids to learn facts fast. You and your family will be able to create a tornado or a vortex and learn how to bend light or to create electronic music. Your kids will also be able to see their entire body with the help of a heat sensitive camera. It’s pretty cool and I think your kids will agree.
The planetarium is known for its shows – pre-recorded full-dome films and presenter-led shows. The screen surrounds the audience completely and will give you the best experience in your life. You get to lie back in a comfy chair with a 360 degrees cinema screen above you. If your child has sensory-processing issues, there are also sensory-friendly shows where lights are left on, sound is turned down and children have the freedom to move around as they wish.
What are the visiting hours?
The visiting hours are from Monday to Friday: 10 am till 4 pm and on weekends and holidays – 10 am till 5 pm.
How much does a ticket cost?
For adults, the price of a ticket is of £12. For children, the price is £8.40. For the concessions entry, you have to pay £9.60.
You need to keep in mind that these prices do not include the entry to the planetarium cinema. However, you’ll get a reduced price for them when you add planetarium cinema shows to your journey there.
What’s the address?
You can find the attractions at Telegraph Way, off Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HZ.
Can I park there?
There is an on-site car park where you can park for free making it super easy for a family holiday.
How can I get there?
If you want to take the bus, the number 64 goes between Winchester and Alresford and goes on within 300 meters of the Science Centre. The bus passes every half of hour from Monday to Saturday, and every 2 hours on Sunday.
If you’d prefer to take a taxi, you can get one from the front of Winchester railway station. The ride will cost you about £8 for one way.
If you are feeling energetic and would prefer to walk there, it will take about 45 minutes.
The facilities for visitors
The planetarium has a coat and bag stand and toilet facilities. It is also wheelchair accessible with a lift for wheelchairs. Don’t forget to buy a memento of your family trip to the Planetarium Cinema at the gift shop!
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