Science Space
Science Space
4.5
Speciality MuseumsScience MuseumsChildren's Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Science Space is the only dedicated science experience in NSW and is a place where anyone, young and old, can come and see how science and technology discoveries have become reality. It is a place to be inspired about what the future holds and empowered to help change it for the better. Science Space is the proud home of the DIGISTAR 6, Australia’s #1 most digitally advanced Planetarium. The 4k laser projection system is a first for Australia and allows the public to experience science and technology like never before. Science Space is founded upon the principles of education, hands-on learning and accessibility. Existing to advocate the value of science and technology and increase general science literacy. Science Space brings over 100 interactive exhibits, Science Shows, Workshops and Australia’s #1 Planetarium to the Illawarra region.
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MapsnMemories
14 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
Our family enjoyed our visit, including our two teenagers (13 & 15). The 'Bubbleology' Show was a highlight. Appreciated how interactive the displays were - had a terrific time exploring and sometimes competing with each other. Spent about three hours here - an hour longer than I expected! We also went to Questacon on our holiday and I worried there would be alot of duplication between the two venues; there was actually hardly any overlap. Both were quite unique and worthwhile experiences. Great gift shop too! Only thing we felt was lacking was a tap where we could fill our water bottles the next leg of our trip. A very enjoyable visit!

Tip: We thought we had to pay for parking, however bring your ticket inside and the staff can validate it for you!
Written 8 October 2023
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Experience162163
Greater Sydney, Australia6 contributions
May 2023 • Family
This is a fantastic little stop on the way down the coast.
It broke up our drive and the kids absolutely loved it!!! The exhibits were fun and quirky and really grabbed the kids attention.

The entry price was so cheap that we didn’t mind paying just for an hour and a half’s entertainment. Could have easily stayed longer but we had to get back on the road.

Would highly recommend a stop here for young families doing the Sydney to south coast drive.
Written 30 June 2023
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P@Wagga
Wagga Wagga, Australia86 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Family
Great three hours with the family at Science Space. Kids loved all the interactive exhibits and reckoned it was much better than ‘Early Start Discovery Place’. Only slight negative is the on-site cafe which Is very basic. Suggest dining elsewhere although I was told there is a proper cafe very near which is pretty good.
Written 14 April 2021
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Anna L
20 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Family
Our 6 and 4 year old kids absolutely loved their visit. In fact, I think I loved it as much as them. So many great and interactive activities. Fantastic way for them to learn about physics, science and space in such a hands on way. We attended the musical universe show in the planetarium and we all loved it.
Written 5 October 2020
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Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed our brand new Musical Universe feature. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 11 October 2020
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Clara M
Baulkham Hills, Australia435 contributions
Feb. 2020
We came here with our children aged 5-9yo and everyone had a great time. A great little science museum with just enough hands on activities and variety to keep everyone interested and entertained. The live shows were excellent too. We would definitely come again!
Written 16 February 2020
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Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself! We do hope to see you again as we are regularly adding new shows and special activities during school holiday periods. All the best, Science Space.
Written 19 February 2020
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Tamsin H
Sydney, Australia460 contributions
Jan. 2020
Just awesome - this science space mostly geared for kids has lots of interactive science things for kids and adults to enjoy. The planetarium is very informative and the café was surprisingly affordable with a good range. Highly recommend!
Written 29 January 2020
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Thank you for your review, we appreciate your support!
Written 11 October 2020
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jodie_amanda
Shellharbour, Australia1,979 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Family
I visited Science Space yesterday with my sister, cousin, mother and two young daughters.
Every exhibit is interactive, and we thoroughly enjoyed the sound and music show, as well as the liquid nitrogen show.
As the afternoon shows are aimed at older children we didn’t visit the planetarium,
although my eldest daughter (aged four) recently saw a show on a preschool excursion and loved it.
The staff are really great with kids and very helpful with information on the exhibits.
We didn’t eat at the canteen, though I did note that the prices are very reasonable.
Written 9 September 2019
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Thank you very much for your review and support!
Written 11 October 2020
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Carol Jeffs
14 contributions
Jul. 2019
Loved by my grandson, and grandma too, although some of the exhibits are getting a little tatty, probably from overuse. During school holidays there are special child orientated lectures which are informative and great fun.
Written 1 September 2019
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Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review, we really appreciate your support!
Written 11 October 2020
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V2232CBtraveler
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Aug. 2019
Great centre with lots of hands on activities for kids. Would suggest though that managers do regular audits to check which activities/displays are not fully functional and have them repaired. Dinosaurs for example have torn plastic around the neck area. Would also benefit from increased staff presence to ensure kids are not being overly vigorous with activities.
Written 30 August 2019
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Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your time. We would like you to know that we do twice daily checks on our all exhibits, and are regularly repairing exhibits. Given the high use nature of our hands-on exhibits, we do the very best that we can.
Written 11 October 2020
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LisaB333
Birmingham10 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
After enjoying a party here on the weekend, came back (from Sydney) with my 3yo & 10 mth old. It was my daughter’s 5th visit, but there’s so much to see & do - we’re still discovering new exhibits. Great indoor and outdoor areas (including water play), so good for all weather. Fantastic space for the baby to crawl/walk around and explore too. Great facilities & very clean. Wonderful & helpful staff - went above and beyond to help me with some lost property. There’s a cafe, but got caught out once as it didn’t open over the long weekend and there’a not really any food nearby. Great fun for a few hours or whole day out!
Written 31 July 2019
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Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to many more visits!
Written 11 October 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm