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Science Centre and Planetarium

Squires Way, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
(02) 4286 5000
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Wollongong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2014
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English first
Wollongong, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 helpful votes 9 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

Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We visited the centre because we were particularly interested in the planetarium. Upon arrival, we were asked if we wanted to pay extra to see one of the planetarium shows. Neither of the show titles appeared to have much to do with astronomy, so we asked and were told that the planetarium talk preceded each show. We paid the extra... More

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

Dear Reviewer Thank you so much for your comments and I are sorry to hear you experienced some disappointment during your visit and therefore I wanted to provide you with some reassurances that we take our customer satisfaction extremely seriously. Depending when you visited would determine the availability of planetarium shows and not all shows are astronomy based but in... More

QLD
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Very interactive. Children aged 6 & 7 had a blast. Loads to learn. Get your parking ticket validated so you don't have to pay for parking.

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I love taking my young ones to the Science Centre, we have a membership and every time we go the staff are always so friendly and courteous and my children have so much fun with the hands on exhibits. The Science Shop also has such a great range of items and I always find something to take home after each... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I took a group of TAFE students learning English and we particularly enjoyed the Dry Ice show. I know that we can heat objects to thousands of degrees but apparently the earth has a lower limit of absolute zero which is around -180 degrees. Even in a laboratory scientists can't even get to absolute zero ( so I'm told).. We... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We spent over three hours here with our four year old and had an absolutely fantastic time. Lots and lots of fun interactive science experiments to try (without fear of breaking anything!). Great coal mining play area upstairs as well. My only advice would be eat first as the canteen has some random opening times that mainly coincide with school... More

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East Coast
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Took my 4-year-old son for the day--I figured we'd spend an hour here, then have some lunch and a walk in the Royal National Park before heading home. Instead, we spent 3 and a half fantastic hours exploring the densely-packed two floors of this great discovery centre! The exhibits are all hands-on, with terrific (and accurate) scientific explanations that can... More

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Glen M, General Manager at Science Centre and Planetarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. We try very hard to ensure that the Centre works for all ages and it is great to hear that it worked so well for your 4yo as well as you. We look forward to your return visit. More

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