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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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Great Place to go with the kids!

This was my first time visiting the Science Centre (we were visiting from the States) but my 8 year old grandson had visited before. 8 of us (5 adults & 3 kids) went on a weekday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Canyon Lake, California
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Canyon Lake, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time visiting the Science Centre (we were visiting from the States) but my 8 year old grandson had visited before. 8 of us (5 adults & 3 kids) went on a weekday during school holidays so it was fairly busy. The parking lot costs $ but if you take your parking ticket in when you buy... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great day out especially during the fold months. All exciting hands on for young and old. Cafe a bit small and not to much to offer but apart from that fantastic

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1 Thank Barbara H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 4 hours here with 5 and 7 year old active boys. I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of our day. The most amazing experience was definitely the movie in the Planetarium. A beautiful domed room which went all dark and projected the night sky onto the roof, followed by an informative short film. We spent about an... More 

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1 Thank AusFamily123
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent we went here on the weekend with 5 kids ages between 3 & 10 everyone of them had a great time aswell as 3 adults we were there for 3 hrs no fights no getting bored they were all totally busy & interested in all the hands on equipment there are also good short shows on for the kids... More 

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1 Thank sonia682016
Wollongong, Australia
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An ideal venue for a family or friends outing rain , hail or shine with "The Gong" free bus having stops very close to the Science Centre and Planetarium front office. While nowhere near the standard of The Power House Museum, this operation provides an ideal place to spend a few hours and in the process, learning more about the... More 

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1 Thank barry s
Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Great place to spend a couple of hours with daily shows and demonstrations some paid and some are free. Not as extensive as the Powerhouse in Sydney or Questacon in Canberra but still manages to delight and inspire. The only downside is the kiosk; you may want to choose to eat elsewhere either before or after your visit. It offers... More 

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1 Thank Kamelion
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Great place to take the family on a rainy day, Adults will find enough to amuse them as well. Ask about the private Pink Floyd lazer show at night.

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1 Thank wayne b
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

There is plenty to do at the Science Centre with interactive activities. the is plenty of parking and refreshments available. The staff are very helpful.

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Wollongong, Australia
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Not only good for a rainy day with the kids but also had a good kids birthday party here (8 year olds). Everyone enjoyed it.

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1 Thank ozziedog62
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Great day out spent 4 1/2 hrs there had to drag ourselves away. Two adults and five yr old great day out. Very educational and fun for all.

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