Friday, February 25, 2022 12:00 PM

New attraction in the universe science park

Wind power and energy is a new feature for the Park in 2022

Illustration of the hurricane simulator

Illustration of the hurricane simulator


For the 2022 season, the Universe Science Park can offer visitors a stormy experience in a spectacular new attraction: "Beat the Storm", which is being built thanks to the support of Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation.

The attraction includes the new Air Zone area, which is part of the Park's long-term plan to educate visitors about the 4 elements of Earth, Fire, Water and Air. "Beat the storm" is a hurricane simulator with 4 lanes for 4 guests at a time. It can simulate a wind strength above hurricane force, which is 32.7 m/s. Guests must battle their way through a course where the hurricane rages at different levels.

About the Universe Science Park

The Universe Science Park is a science adventure park on the island of Als, where children and adults have fun with the latest discoveries in science and technology. The Universe Science Park Foundation is a non-profit, independent foundation with the aim of getting children and young people excited about science, technology, and entrepreneurship. The Park is filled with features that fascinate, engage, and entertain visitors in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

”It will be a very authentic and wild experience for our guests, in which they really get to feel what wind resistance is. The challenge is to get through the simulator as quickly as possible and press the stop button to stop the wind. Beat the storm will give visitors the experience of uncontrollable wind just how it is here on Earth.”

Troels Nim Andersen, Project Manager of Universe

The area in which "Beat the Storm" will be located, is to be called the Air Zone. Guests will learn about the wind when visiting the Air Zone and trying out the different challenges and features there. What is air and wind and how does it affect us as humans, can we make air move and how can we change our own shape to reduce wind resistance when moving outside in a storm or hurricane? All these questions and many more will be answered in the Air Zone, which takes a closer look at one of Nature's great forces. 

”The guests can try out "Beat the Storm" alone or up to 4 at a time, but if they just want to watch, that's also possible because the facade of "Beat the Storm" itself is made of glass, so you can look inside and see what’s happening”

Troels Nim Andersen, Project Manager of Universe

Read more about the new attraction, and about Universe Science Park, by following this link to the park's website:

Universe Science Park