We are very fortunate to have beautiful gardens and grounds within the Science Centre so you can enjoy the outdoors as well. You will have enormous fun exploring the large-scale interactive exhibits in our Discovery Park and the Water Play exhibits are a firm favourite with everyone. You will also find other exhibits in and around the gardens including our newest addition all about bees nestled within its own flower bed.
Please note that the Discovery Park may be closed for health and safety reasons in poor weather or if the ground is water logged. The Water Planet area is not available during the colder months of the winter season.
June 10th - 14th and June 17th - 20th
For 9 working days East Sussex Highways are carrying out patching works on Wartling Road which will be closed to through traffic 7 am – 7 pm, but will be allowing access to both The Observatory Science Centre and Herstmonceux Castle Gardens & Grounds. Evening / night access is unaffected and there will be no weekend working.
The Observatory Science Centre and Herstmonceux Gardens & Grounds will be open as normal and we will provide updates as necessary.