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Science Centre and Planetarium

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Address: Squires Way, Wollongong, New South Wales 2522, Australia
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+61 2 4286 5000
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Great for children and anyone interested in science

Always lots to look at, touch and do. Friendly staff, easy parking, many shows available. Best for children 5 and over . You can take your own food /snacks to save money... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tina S
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always lots to look at, touch and do. Friendly staff, easy parking, many shows available. Best for children 5 and over . You can take your own food /snacks to save money. Takes about half a day to go around.

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Thank Tina S
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been there twice with Grandchildren (6 & 3) both enjoyed the experience. It was a fun day showing them how things work. The 6 year old loved the stars. The Student guides were a high light and explained things well within the children's understanding

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1 Thank Robert W
Engadine, Australia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to take children So interesting and entertaining for adu lts and children I would bring snacks or lunch because the cafe was very basic They ran out of hot food close to midday. Very disappointing

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1 Thank Margaret S
Wollongong, Australia
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a wonderful couple of hours here at the science centre so much to see and do not just for the kids lots for the adults too café might need a revamp thou see you again soon

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Thank Kelly M
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

I went there with four preschoolers and we had a great day. Good fun interactive way for kids to learn. Plenty of school kids arrived while we were there and they too were interested in the displays. Some were targeted at the little kids, some at the older ones so there seemed to be something for everyone. You could easily... More 

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Sanctuary Point, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Our son had visited on a school excursion and was super keen to take us with promises of "you'll have fun and learn interesting things" well we went without high expectations of a great day but we loved it. We spent all day there and still think we missed some of the experiments.

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Thank 343jenw
Wollongong, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Activities at the Science Centre are so various, there is something for everyone. Robotics, experiments that fascinate us all...both Grandkids and Nan & Pop. Do not miss the Planetarium its a MUST SEE! Canteen leaves a bit too be desired. However if a snack is what they need then its ok

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1 Thank Pat D
Wollongong, Australia
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was a great place to take our grandchildren aged from 4 to 15. They all enjoyed the hands on experiences. Try to time your visit to take in a show and the Planetarium is a must do.

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1 Thank Dael P
Wollongong, Australia
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The science displays are fantastic for kids from 5 to 15 and the dinosaurs display excellent. They have special exhibitions during school holidays which you pay an extra fee for but well worth the visit. The star planetarium a must. All in all a definate must visit.

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1 Thank James C
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

First time we'd been and were surprised by the amount of hands on activities available. The staff were friendly too

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