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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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Better than expected

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
JJ1212
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Wollongong, Australia
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wollongong, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 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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14 reviews 14 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
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have a yearly family pass which enables you to go for an hour or a day. New exhibits have been recently added. Plenty of staff to help and educate with interactive exhibits. Good shop for science stuff!

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Figtree, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Brilliant! Fun! Interesting! Interactive! Great place for kids of all ages. Great for birthday parties.

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

Dear Reviewer Great to hear you had a fantastic time and we look forward to welcoming you back as we plan to keep the exhibition evolving. On your point regarding Birthday parties it’s good to have many families use us as an venue for that special day and as a result from feedback from our customers we are planning a... More 

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