David Holmes, Diantha Vess and Clare Dullard. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

YOU can warm up this winter with Discovery’s Winter Fire school holidays.

Manager Jonathan Ridnell says visitors will be dazzled by the sparktacular science.

“This live science show is full of enough fire to ward off the winter blues,” he said.

“We’ll make fire from thin air, create fire under water and produce bubbles that burn.

“It will feature exciting science demonstrations, audience participation and lots of gags which are suitable for all ages.”

It runs twice daily at noon and 2pm.

Also running is the Hot and Energetic Universe! Planetarium Show.

“Come and learn how we explore our hot and energetic universe beyond what our eyes can see in this 20-minute video presentation,” Mr Ridnell said.

“This beautiful rendition from the European Space Organisation shows that using equipment that measures X-rays and Gamma rays we are able to see further into space and understand more about the universe.”

This runs daily at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm – seating is limited, bookings can be made at the front desk

There is also a paper igloo making Hands on Activity.

“Our volunteer activity combines origami and building to explore creative ways to keep warm in winter – help us build a large igloo over the holidays,” Mr Ridnell said.

“Visitors are invited to fold a brick, and add their own piece to the igloo puzzle.

“By the end of the holidays, we’re hoping a two-metre wide igloo will be completed in The Lab.”

This activity is in The Lab from 11am until 3pm.

“And the Discovery Vertical Slide will be open three times a day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm,” Mr Ridnell said.