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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 kids

Easy and fun for kids. Interesting and educational. Plenty to do and see. Interactive based science activities.

Reviewed 10 April 2017
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Easy and fun for kids. Interesting and educational. Plenty to do and see. Interactive based science activities.

2 Thank MAISON M
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Took my boys aged 5 and 8 to the Science centre last week. Fun way to learn and entertain them for a morning. Watched the Bubbles and Balloons show. And the planetarium show. Everyone had an enjoyable time.

2 Thank Jetmel
Wollongong, Australia
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226 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Our grandchildren were visiting from Queensland and were excited to visit this wonderful hands on activity centre where practical science comes to life. Great for a few hours entertaining education.

2 Thank OpaMarnie
Nowra, Australia
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81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Ok so my kids have now grown up but when they were younger we always had a yearlong pass......it was our go to on any wet weekend. Don't know if it still applies but our year pass used to also get us admission to Quesstacon in Canberra. As a family we loved it.

3 Thank TRC60
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

So, my land-locked family packed up the car with swimmers, bucket and body board, all ready for a fun weekend on the beach at the Gong. Only we got there to find the city half-flooded and the beach cold and dreary. I googled things for kids, and discovered the Science Centre. And what a find! My 5 year old daughter... More 

3 Thank Carlydria
Moncton, Canada
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1,488 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had a blast at the Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium just over a month ago. We spent a good half day there enjoying the hands on exhibits, the planetarium shows and everything else the place has to offer. The student guides were great to deal with and explained everything with the enthusiasm of the young. The café was not... More 

1 Thank JGDynamo
Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

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.

1 Thank Tina S
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

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

1 Thank Robert W
Engadine, Australia
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 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

1 Thank Margaret S
Wollongong, Australia
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

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

Thank Kelly M

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