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School Holiday Program 2017/18

Summer School Holiday Show Schedule

We will be open extended hours from 9am - 4pm every weekday during the Summer holidays for 2017/2018. There will be multiple shows running at different times everyday. 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We will be CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Australia Day.
  • Our extended kiosk menu starts xxx with a delicious selection of Turkish rolls, salads, sandwiches, hot meal packs, gourmet pastries and more! Extended school holiday kiosk hours are 10:30am-2:30pm (weekdays only).

Extended weekday show schedule

LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS (free with entry)
10am Bubbles and Balloons All ages   30min duration
11am Bubbles and Balloons All ages   30min duration
12pm H2O: The Science of Water All ages   30min duration
1pm H2O: The Science of Water All ages   30min duration
2pm Physical Phenomena All ages   30min duration
3pm Physical Phenomena All ages   30min duration
         
PLANETARIUM SHOWS (tickets available for purchase)
9:45am Perfect Little Planet Preschool - Year 4   30min duration
10:45am Capturing the Cosmos Year 5 - adults   30min duration
11:45am Show to be advised Year 5 - adults   30min duration
12:45pm Perfect Little Planet Preschool - Year 4   30min duration
1:45pm Capturing the Cosmos Year 5 - adults   30min duration
2:45pm Show to be advised Year 5 - adults   30min duration

 

School Holiday Weekend show schedule

LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS (free with entry)
11am Bubbles and Balloons All ages   30min duration
12:15pm H2O: The Science of Water All ages   30min duration
2pm Physical Phenomena All ages   30min duration
         
PLANETARIUM SHOWS (tickets available for purchase)
11:15am Perfect Little Planet Preschool - Year 4   30min duration
12pm Perfect Little Planet Preschool - Year 4   30min duration
1pm Capturing the Cosmos Year 5 - adults   30min duration

3pm

Show to be advised

Year 5 - adults

 

30min duration

Please note:

  • Our live Science Shows are included in general admission prices. Planetarium shows are an additional charge. For more information see our ticket prices
  • In peak busy times such as school holidays, shows can book out. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are unable to be reserved and are issued on a first come, first served basis. Extra shows may be added on busy days.
  • Doors open 10min prior to start of shows. There is no late admission to planetarium shows.

 


Mini Makers STEM days for ages 6-10 - BOOK NOW!

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Our popular STEM days for ages 6-10 return these Summer holidays. Running for a full day, children will enjoy an action packed day of science, technology, engineering and maths activities.

A ticket to a STEM day would be the ideal Christmas gift for all mini makers!

FLIGHT ACADEMY

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Wed 10th January

Thurs 18th January (repeated) 

Attention all junior aviators! Explore the amazing effects of air and wind in a day of flight-tastic fun. Invent a flying machine to test in a vertical wind tunnel, design the ultimate paper plane to fly at 120 km/hr in our high-powered launcher and launch your very own water and paper rockets outside. The day concludes with the explosive launch of a liquid nitrogen rocket!

EXTREME ENGINEERING

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Thurs 11th January

Fri 19th January (repeated)

Calling all future engineers! Take part in an action packed day of extreme individual and group engineering challenges. Build the tallest tower and learn about natural disasters. Design a structure that can withstand the powerful effects of a simulated tornado and earthquake. Will our city survive?

THEME PARK PHYSICS

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Wed 17th January

Thurs 25th January (repeated)

For all aspiring theme park architects! Learn the science behind your favourite thrill rides! Construct a cable car, design and build a working rollercoaster and invent your own catapult ride to take home.

COST (per day): $80 Science Centre members // $100 non-members

TIME: Each day will run from 9am-3pm

  • Please be ready at 9am to sign in at Science Centre reception
  • Children are to be collected from Science Centre reception at 3pm

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The day also includes a live science show, time to explore the exhibits and fully supervised meal breaks (BYO lunch and drink bottle or purchase from the kiosk)
  • Mini Makers STEM Days are age specific. Children MUST be aged 6-10 years to attend.
  • To get the most out of the STEM days, it is expected that children will have basic writing, reading, cutting and computer skills. Hot glue guns may also be in use.
  • Online registration is essential. There are limited places available each day.
  • STEM Days are each repeated twice during January holidays. You do not need to book for both days.

>>>BOOK NOW ONLINE - click here to book!


 

Coding Day Camps for ages 7-17 - BOOK NOW!

 

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Code It Yourself Club is an After-School and Holiday Club where school aged kids can come together and learn to be creators of technology.

CIY.Club came into fruition from the growing amount of time that our young people spend on digital devices. Catering to school aged children of all experience levels, CIY.Club teaches kids the coding and mechanics behind the games that they play.

Working alongside their peers, participants will develop new skills as they work through our structured leveling system, earning achievements and continuing to level up. CIY.Club always has new achievements and challenges to strive for.

JANUARY 2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMPS

  • Monday 8th - Game Coding A
  • Tuesday 9th - CIY Club (Full day) 
  • Monday 15th - Game Coding B
  • Tuesday 16th - 3D Printing & Design
  • Monday 22nd - Game Coding C
  • Tuesday 23rd - CIY Club (Full day)

 COST (per day): $99 per day

AGE: 7-17 years old

TIME: Each day will run from 9am-3pm

  • Please be ready at 9am to sign in at Science Centre reception
  • Children are to be collected from Science Centre reception at 3pm

MORE INFO? For all Coding Camp enquiries contact Michael Wolter on 0403 578 688

>>>BOOK NOW ONLINE - click here to book!

 HOLIDAY CAMP DESCRIPTIONS:

GAME CODING CAMPS
Learn the basics of computer coding and game creation. We teach you how to make your very first computer game, and in just one day you will be able to put together a few different games including graphics and basic coding to make it interactive. You can take your games home and continue to develop them. Each Game Coding Camp are for beginners & intermediates but with different content, so you will make different games in each. You can choose to come to one or all, it's up to you!

3D PRINTING & DESIGN
Learn the basics of three dimensional design. Coders get an exciting opportunity to experience a new technology that is changing the way we view, imagine and interact with the world around us. With the ability to now print using over 250 materials, things like toys, houses, food, jewellery, cars, clothing, prosthetics and even jet engines are now in reach of our creative fingertips! We show you how to move and stretch shapes into bigger more complex objects. On the day the coders will have a Fidget Spinner design competition where the winners will have their creation printed out to take home!

CIY.CLUB (Code It Yourself Club)
Join the CIY.Club community and attend a Full Day Club session or join our After School Club. Our young Coders are embarking on a journey which will see them Learn, Train and Master skills for the future. Pathways start at the basics, from Game Coding and 3D design. Their progression may open doors to more advanced challenges in these topics, as well as Website Creation, Robotics or App Design. Just like a karate club, coders will progress through a structured leveling system where they complete achievements to earn their next coloured armband. The coders work at their own pace in the club so you can attend as many full day club's as you wish. They can then continue their journey at our regular 1hr After School Coding Club's.



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