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Winchester Science Centre

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.

Winchester Science Centre is an independent educational charity.

The charity was founded in 1986 as INTECH in response to the local shortage of scientists, engineers and technicians. Starting in a disused school canteen, the charity has grown dramatically, moving to its present award-winning building in the South Downs National Park in 2002. The charity is now a regional leader in science communication, welcoming over 185,000 visitors to the Science Centre annually, including over 40,000 school children, and engaging more than 30,000 people through school and community outreach activities.

Since 2016, a new dynamic approach to science communication has been adopted. Visitors can now experience: regular live science shows; conduct-your-own-experiments; more diverse planetarium programming; a new Explorer Space exhibit; guest lectures; live streaming; sensory backpacks for visitors with additional needs; refreshed schools workshops, new after school STEM club resource pack and a tiered ticket scheme for schools.