These April school holidays, Scitech will take you out-of-this-world with a new Planetarium show, a range of workshops in the CSIRO Lab, and a last-chance visit to our Astronaut feature exhibition before it blasts off from our floor.
Capturing the Cosmos, our latest Planetarium show narrated by Geoffrey Rush, highlights current research being carried out by astronomers within Australia. New and innovative telescopes, such as SkyMapper in NSW and the Murchison Widefield Array in WA, have been designed to survey large sections of the sky. Through this grand scale exploration, astronomers are finding things that have never been seen before and unlocking the mysteries of the Universe in the process.
During the school holidays, Scitech will be hosting plenty of workshops in the CSIRO Lab for kids aged 4-16 years. These highly popular sessions provide amazing opportunities for curious kids to experiment in a hands-on environment. April workshops include making slimy green eggs, LEGO engineering, or exploring the mysteries of patterns in nature.
Scitech’s Astronaut feature exhibition in the BHP Billiton Gallery will complete its mission at the end of April. These school holidays will be the last opportunity to experience a rocket launch, investigate life on a Space Lab and to discover why it’s so hard to eat, sleep and use the toilet in space. Catch Astronaut before it blasts off to its next appearance at NASA’s Space Center in Houston.
School holiday fun at Scitech isn’t complete without experiencing a science or puppet show. Extreme Weather is showing daily in the Science Theatre, blowing children’s minds with how to predict and survive devastating weather events like cyclones! For younger scientists, What’s That Sound? will switch on their ears and imaginations as they discover where different sounds come from in the Puppet Theatre.
Visit scitech.org.au for all the latest school holiday information or to buy tickets online.