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Science Shows

From exploding balloons to giant bubbles, science comes alive in our exciting science shows! Get ready to be involved with our experiments, as these interactive shows unveil the secrets behind science. Science shows are performed on a regular basis in the South32 / Illawarra Coal Science Theatre on weekends, school holidays and public holidays.

Summer Holiday Science Shows for January 2018


10am Bubbles & Balloons All ages
11am Bubbles & Balloons All ages 
12pm H2O - The Science of Water  All ages 
1pm H2O - The Science of Water  All ages 
2pm Physical Phenomena  All ages 
3pm Physical Phenomena  All ages 


11am Bubbles & Balloons All ages
2pm Physical Phenomena  All ages

Please note: Limited seating in theatre. 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.

Weekday Science Shows (during school terms)

Science shows on weekdays are scheduled for pre-booked schools and groups. Limited tickets may be available to the public but are not guaranteed. Ask at reception upon arrival for more details.

Science shows available for groups

Schools and other groups can choose from nine entertaining and interactive science shows for a booked excursion. The show content and language are adapted by our presenters to suit age and ability levels. Our science shows may also be brought to your school, library or community hall through our Outreach program. Science shows during excursions at the Science Space run for approximately 30 - 40 minutes, whilst our Outreach shows are 60 minutes in duration.

Science show descriptions

Though most shows can be adapted to suit ages and ability, we do have certain shows that are better suited to certain audiences. Please use the following age groups to select the most appropriate show for your group.  
Preschool - Year 4
Year 5 - Year 12
High School only


60 Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500

Phone: (02) 4286 5000
Fax: (02) 4283 6665

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