School holiday program

Book a spot in our December and January school holiday program.

Between Wednesday, 4 January and Sunday, 29 January we will be open to the public 7 days per week.

Pre-booked ticketed public sessions run 11am to 5pm daily.

We run hourly on the half hour presentations in the theatrette.

The following are special holiday sessions that run from 17 December 2022 through to 29 January 2023.

 

Operation: Trailblazer

Humans have spent the last 20 years living outside of Earth, but they have never lived for longer than several days on another planet or celestial body. What do we need for life to thrive off Earth? You are to be tasked with designing and constructing a diorama (3D model) of part of a lunar or Martian habitat.

The session is suited for ages 7 to 16.

Safety note: participants will be assembling a diorama using craft material including scissors and glue.

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Session times

  • Friday 6 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday 10 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Saturday 14 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday 18 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Sunday 22 January 2023 10:00 AM

Book your free tickets for Trailblazer via TryBooking (participants only)

Operation: Goldilocks (online)

Discover some of the secrets to life in our solar system as the story of Goldilocks is reimagined in this interactive online presentation. Participants will explore our solar system learning about the evolution of our planetary neighbours and how their environments shape and inform life on Earth.

The session is suited for ages 8 to 18.

Session requirements: personal computer or tablet able to access https://eyes.nasa.gov/.

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Session times

  • Thursday 15 December 2022 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 19 January 2023 12:00 PM

Book for free Goldilocks online via TryBooking

Storytime session

The Australian Space Discovery Centre invites all little astronauts to join us in person for space storytime. Each session will begin with a reading of a space book.

Visitors will then be invited to explore the Space Gallery.

The session is suited for ages 3 to 8.

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Session times

  • Friday 23 December 2022 10:00 AM
  • Thursday 5 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Monday 9 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Friday 13 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Saturday 21 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday 25 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Sunday 29 January 2023 10:00 AM

Book your free Storytime tickets via TryBooking

Jarli goes to space

Jarli Jones is a proud Aboriginal girl with a knack for building things, especially things that fly. Jarli’s story of ingenuity and determination aims to inspire the next generation of bright minds to reach for the stars with an education in STEM.

Join us in person for a special screening of Jarli's journey to explore the solar system.

The session is suited for ages 5 and up.

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Session times

  • Sunday 18 December 2022 10:00 AM
  • Thursday 22 December 2022 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday 4 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Sunday 8 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Thursday 12 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Monday 16 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Friday 20 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday 24 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Saturday 28 January 2023 10:00 AM

Book your free Jarli tickets via TryBooking

Student cadet rocket adventure program (SCRAP)

A challenge to ignite your engineering and design creativity! Participants will design, construct and launch their own paper model rockets with the goal of achieving the greatest distance.

Participants are encouraged to bring recycled materials from home to use in their rocket. For example, scrap paper, toilet rolls or paper towel rolls.

The session is suited for ages 8 to 18.

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Session times

  • Saturday 17 December 2022 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday 21 December 2022 10:00 AM
  • Saturday 7 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday 11 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Sunday 15 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Thursday 19 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Monday 23 January 2023 10:00 AM
  • Friday 27 January 2023 10:00 AM

Book your free SCRAP tickets via Trybooking