Zero Degrees at Winchester Science Centre

Karen Neville

This February half term there’s some out of this world fun to enjoy without ever leaving Hampshire

The temperature may be dropping but things are heating up with the Science Centre’s first school holiday event, Zero Degrees. As well as all the usual Science Centre fun, there’ll be even more on offer to excite all ages.

Step inside a wintry wonderland and experience the breath-taking colours of the Northern Lights… without even leaving Hampshire until February 20th. For a limited time each day, the Planetarium will be opening up for free for the first time so that everyone can experience the mesmerising greens, blue and purples of the Northern Lights and get a sneak peek of the spectacular Planetarium.

In Extreme Weather, an exciting free science show, live experiments and fascinating facts will shed light on the unexpected, and often severe, weather we see around the world. This action-packed 20-minute show will take an in-depth look into some of our most crazy weather systems. Thankfully the weather in Hampshire isn’t usually that extreme, but the Science Centre needs the help of visitors to monitor it. In the Bio:Space weather station visitors can grab weather measuring tools and record how the weather is changing throughout the day. There’s even an opportunity to create their own weather in Science Live. Join the Inspirers and get hands-on with live science by create a cloud in a bottle.

And don’t forget all the other hands-on fun on offer! Visitors can discover more about sound, hearing and vibration on the upper floor. Climb inside a giant guitar. Explore the acoustic rocket. And even learn some British Sign Language. On the lower floor families can blast off on a journey through Explorer:Space and discover more about what it’s like to live and work in space in the interactive space zone.

The February events mark the start of a year of explosive fun at Winchester Science Centre in 2023. Daytimes will be action-packed with six brand-new seasonal events, one for every school holiday. Experience all the thrills of the Science Centre’s awesome hands-on exhibits, live shows and demos plus extra activities – including free entry to the Planetarium this February half term. And when the doors close, the fun doesn’t stop with four brand-new family and adult-only evening events. Tickets are on sale for the first daytime event, Zero Degrees, with events and other seasons set to go on sale very soon.

For more information about the 2023 season at Winchester Science Centre and to book visit Winchester Science Centre.