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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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Great fun for kids and adults that love science.

We have been here many times with our kids. The kids loved all of the activities as they are all very hands on. They especially loved the building section where they get to use... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have been here many times with our kids. The kids loved all of the activities as they are all very hands on. They especially loved the building section where they get to use pulleys etc to lift big blocks to build a wall....great fun! The assistants are all very helpful and help to engage the kids. All in all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My 4 year old loved this place! We went 2 days in a row. He loved the experiments and the planetarium. He played with all of the equipment for 2-3 hours. Great place for kids.

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

great for kids, interesting exhibits, hands on, lots of parking, can get noisy, great place to be wowed

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Albion Park, Australia
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68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My 7 year old daughter went there for her birthday had a great day. Was a tad hot in the summer months as lacking in air conditioning. Was reasonably priced.

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went here today with my 2.5 year old and a friend who has a 5 year old. We did not go to the planetarium as it was for older children but visited the exhibits. THe place is small but very reasonably priced ($13 adult for exhibits and $2 for a 2yo, $9 for a child) and plenty of things to... More 

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good fun for parents and children alike. Enthusiastic and inquisitive kids love it. A day out during the holidays is well worth the time.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Took grandchildren for a day out, very good lots to see and do with interactive displays,the two science shows were great, saw three Planetarium shows,staff friendly and helpful.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Excellent day out for kids (even the bigger ones). Lots of great 'hands on' activities and several entertaining shows during the day with lots of 'pops and bangs' showing off science. You can easily spend the best part of a day here. Only disappointment is the onsite café is a bit of a disappointment with very limited healthy eating choices

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

I took my young son here (7) and we really enjoyed the day. The star planetarium show is worth the entry fee alone. Some of the displays are looking a little dated but I do think a few were being upgraded when we went as a few were in bits. Overall a very good place that will keep the kids... More 

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

Dear reviewer Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased you had such a successful and enjoyable visit. As you have noticed we have been busy refurbishing and introducing a number of new and exciting exhibits. I am also pleased to say we are planning a major refurbishment which we hope to see happen later this year. We... More 

Figtree, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great fun and educational too! Plenty of free parking on the weekend. Lots to see and do with their interactive displays for both adults and children of all ages. There is a cafe for snacks if you get hungry and at certain times there are science based shows. Friendly and helpful staff and the shop stocks lots of fun things.

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