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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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Well worth a visit

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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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
13 helpful votes 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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wollongong
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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