Science Space is the largest hands-on science centre in NSW and among the TOP 10 Fun Places to take the kids ranked by Parents Guide Illawarra!
Located at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus, the centre houses the DIGISTAR 6 Planetarium system, the largest and most digitally advanced planetarium in the state.
Science Space has been a part of the Illawarra for over 30 years!
You can't miss their funky building, covered in bright shapes as you drive along Squires Way in North Wollongong. If you stop in, you will discover heaps of interactive and quirky exhibits that have been inspiring curiosity in science and technology to over a million students and children since 1989.
With a beautifully refreshed exhibition space, special themed school holiday features and exciting birthday party options, Science Space is the BEST venue for interactive fun for a family or school excursion.
Interactive Exhibits: Their exhibit gallery consists of over 90 hands-on exhibits that demonstrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in action. Spread across two floors, they have exhibits on dinosaurs, fossils, motors and electricity, to challenge even the most logical minds.
Science Theatre: The Science Theatre offers an array of FUN and educational science shows for ages 6+. From exploding balloons to liquid nitrogen these shows explore the wonders of science.
- Planetarium: Watch as day turns into night as you explore stars and constellations in NSW's largest Planetarium. Experience full-dome immersive shows and learn about topics such as the universe, dinosaurs, the evolution of life and the night sky.
- Science Busking: Spontaneous science fun! On weekends and school holidays find our staff busking on our exhibit floors. Enjoy hands-on science experiments and demonstrations. Activities that include gemstones, stick insects, skeletons, the human body and so much more!
- Science Shop: The Science Shop is one of the most extensive science shops in Australia and carries a wide range of science products. From telescopes to slime, the shop has products for teaching, exploring, and learning or for just having fun.
- Holiday Activities: Every school holiday, they offer special themed activities as well as full day Science Camps and drop-in workshops.
With extended opening during NSW school holidays from 9am - 4pm their extensive program of shows and activities will keep the whole family entertained!
During NSW school term they are open from 10am - 4pm and closed on Wednesdays to the public.
Days/Hours: During NSW school term they are open from 10am - 4pm and closed on Wednesdays to the public.
AMAZING BIRTHDAY PARTIES
And GUESS WHAT? They also do the BEST birthday parties! If you have a curious, science loving kid who loves exploring be sure to check our their amazing birthday party packages - CLICK HERE to find out more!