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Science Chefs

Saturday 10:00

Winchester Science Centre

Thrusters on – Winchester Science Centre are taking you back to 2002! But don’t worry if time travel leaves you feeling a bit peckish, we’re cooking up a scientific storm.


Sunday 10:00
Sunday 17:00

January 23rd 2022 at 10:00 - January 23rd 2022 at 17:00

Saturday 10:00
Saturday 17:00

January 29th 2022 at 10:00 - January 29th 2022 at 17:00

Sunday 10:00
Sunday 17:00

January 30th 2022 at 10:00 - January 30th 2022 at 17:00

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Address:Winchester Science Centre
Telegraph Way

Postcode:SO21 1HZ

Tickets:Included in admission charge

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Thrusters on – Winchester Science Centre are taking you back to 2002! But don’t worry if time travel leaves you feeling a bit peckish, they are cooking up a scientific storm.

In 2022 Winchester Science Centre are celebrating 20 years of wow moments at the Science Centre. Take a trip down memory lane and enjoy some of their best show themes and demos from the past 20 years - all with a retro 2002 twist. First up, it’s the explosive chemical reactions.

Back in the noughties food exploded in the UK. It didn’t literally explode, which is how Winchester Science Centre would have done it, it became a fun hobby for people. There were lots more ingredients. Cookery shows were all over TV - anyone remember Jamie Oliver’s debut as The Naked Chef - and people were becoming more adventurous in what they were eating.

But did you know that cooking and chemistry have lots in common? In fact, chemical reactions are key to making something super tasty. After all, flour on its own isn’t great but when it reacts with sugar, eggs and butter you get a cake. Yum!

Let’s find out more together. Join the audience of Winchester Science Centre's very own noughties cooking show, Science Chefs, get cooking with curiosity. Find out what makes a chemical reaction. Explore the chemistry of snacks and how different foods supply your body with different amounts of energy. And discover how much chemical energy changes depending on the food.

And of course, their marvellous menu of science bites wouldn’t be complete without some epic demos. There’ll be new fire-filled demos. And, because this is a return to the best demos from the past 20 years, the team will be bringing back some old favourites. Get set to be wowed again by one of their most spectacular chemical reaction demos, the explosive sugar flame-thrower.

Why not join the team on social media? They will be sharing lots more fun food facts from 2002. Does anyone remember the Cadbury Snowflake or the Heinz Baked Beans pizza? You can find out more about the chemical reactions that make food taste amazing. And there’s lots of other fun STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) news from around the world.

22nd January to 13th March 2022: Weekends and school holidays

10:30am;11:30am;12:30pm;1:30pm;2:30pm;3:30pm (not-so-noisy)


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