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Science Centre and Planetarium

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Address: Squires Way, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 4286 5000
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Return visit after several years, teen kids still loved it.

Not much has changed since my last review but my now 14 & 15 year olds still loved it. They still had a go of everything, still sat through the shows even though they knew what... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
julpat19
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Central West NSW
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Central West NSW
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Not much has changed since my last review but my now 14 & 15 year olds still loved it. They still had a go of everything, still sat through the shows even though they knew what was happening. We ate lunch at the café inside which has a basic menu but everyone enjoyed their food. Pay extra for the planetarium... More 

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country NSW
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited on a warm day and found the centre very stuffy and humid. Some of the interactive exhibits were worn and misaligned. Staff helpful and friendly. Canteen poorly stocked.

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Stuart C, General Manager at Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for your review – Sadly with us being a not for profit organisation it can be challenging to keep things changing rapidly and our team of volunteers work hard to address this as much as possible. Just after your visit we carried out some major exhibit changes and we have an extensive exhibit program planned for... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My 7 year old grandson asked if he could come back again, so I guess that says it all. Plenty of things to push, turn and pull, even if the explanation wasn't or couldn't be read. The school holiday planetarium presentation was particularly good and the "bubbles and balloons" presented by a young lady was enthusiastically received.We spent two and... More 

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wollongong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Mummy and Aunty took 3 small children on a day out.3 1/2 yr old boy/girl twins,and a 5 year old science geek in the making for his birthday to this amazing place.Worth the visit.Keeps kids enthralled for hours.Diplays are interactive and well constructed and everything is child friendly.Lovely café outside under shelter.The planetarium itself was a trippy experience even for... More 

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Stuart C, General Manager at Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for such a positive review – the team work extremely hard with a limited budget and therefore it always provides great encouragement to hear when visitors have had a great time. We are constantly looking to explore ways to improve our visitor experience and look forward to welcoming you back in 2015 as we continue to... More 

Limerick
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

4 and 1 year olds loved touching everything but the exhibits were abit worn in places, volunteers look like they've had to tell off too many kids so are bored senseless and accessibility with strollers is a pain. 4 year old loved the dinosaurs and throwing the balls into the parabolic bouncing bowl. A good 1-2 hours of time killer... More 

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Stuart C, General Manager at Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer Many thanks for taking the time to post and feedback is always welcome and helps us continue to improve our exhibition. I am pleased to report we have a major refurbishment planned for 2015 – the first phase will be to freshen up of some of our more popular exhibits through early February and then later in the... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had yearly passes to the Science Centre and Planetarium. Which was ideal as we were in the area for the year and we could pop in when ever we wanted for a couple of hours at a time, or stay longer. We all loved the Science centre and would gladly go back again if we lived near by. Its... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

great experience with hands on things for the kids and adults. There are helpful staff on hand to help as well.

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I love it here and so does my daughter miss 8 so much to see and do its been a while since we have been do will be exciting to see what new things there are im hoping the carpark is free but probably not thsts my only whinge very minor one a must see in beautiful wollongong.

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Stuart C, General Manager at Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this review

Dear reviewer Many thanks for your wonderful comments and positive feedback. The Science Centre team are working hard to bring new things to the centre and ensure there is something new with each visit as well as the favourites. Please be aware parking is free for all Science Centre visitors and apologies this may have been missed. All parking tickets... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I took the kids for an afternoon at the Science Centre on the "back road" to Fairy Meadow, a suburb of Wollongong. It is an interesting place and we had a guide showing us the different scientific displays and answering questions. There is a tutorial room where the staff have shows on how things work. Seats aren't much, but the... More 

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Wollongong
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place is sensational. the young man who did the bubble show deserves special mention, Well done Dan/Daniel ??. You had my kids away from their Ipads and talking about you and your show, Who would have known Wollongong had such a diamond as the Science Centre. great value for money !!

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