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Project/Applicant Name:Inspiring Science For all
Theme:Partnership Project
Grant Received:£292,400

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium received funding to relaunch its visitor experience which is set to excite children in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The total transformation of the centre’s upper floor included a brand new multi-sensory exhibition and the creation of a sensory room, live science demo area and invention studio along side a redesigned welcome area, café and shop.

The exhibition is centred on sound, hearing and vibration and covers all aspects of STEM. The design is as much about visitor wellbeing as it is about their interaction and learning experience.

The Science Centre welcomes in the region of 180,000 visitors each year, including over 40,000 school visitors. Through its hands-on exhibition, planetarium and people-led science experiences it aims to spark curiosity and build young people’s confidence and aspirations in STEM.

It is great to know that the funding we have awarded to this project through Biffa Award will help to fuel imaginations, spark interest and create a passion for STEM subjects among our next generation of scientists, technicians, engineers and mathematicians - Rachel Maidment, Biffa Award Grants Manager

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