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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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I had read mixed reviews on this centre and was worried that it would be boring for my 13 year old (also travelled with a 7 year old). Both had a fantastic time and the staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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15 reviews
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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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13 reviews
3 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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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had read mixed reviews on this centre and was worried that it would be boring for my 13 year old (also travelled with a 7 year old). Both had a fantastic time and the staff were absolutely amazing. It is not Questacon in Canberra, but it doesn't try to be and excels in being a smaller yet informative and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a repeat visit and we have been members for a few years now.There are new exhibits being added regularly but basically this is like a mini Questacon. We enjoy the 'hands on' aspect and shows.The shop is filled with gifts any child would love too. At 13 my kids are almost too old for regular visits now but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lots of interactive displays with lots of buttons to push, pull and turn. The couple of exhibits near the entrance were the most fascinating for young kids. The children's planetarium show was educational about the solar system and well-presented to kids. Café has pretty basic range of food.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A nice place to visit with the whole family specially with kids who are curious and interested in science. The Planetarium has good shows. The entry fee is reasonable.

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Central West NSW
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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
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3 attraction reviews
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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
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Address: Address: Squires Way, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
Phone Number: (02) 4286 5000
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Wollongong

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