Welcome to the Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium.
The Science Centre and Planetarium is located on the Innovation Campus University of Wollongong.
The Science Centre's opening hours are 10 AM to 4 PM every day including most public holidays. Anyone is most welcome to visit the Science Centre during this time. We also accept group bookings and we have a function room available for hire. For more information, see the General Admission or Bookings pages.
There is on-site parking which is free for Science Centre visitors.
NOTE: The Science Centre also has an exciting outreach program (science shows as well as planetarium). This is available to both schools and public venues. Contact us if you want to make a booking!
Do you like to get "hands on"? Our two-storey Exhibit Hall has over 100 interactive exhibits relating to various themes like "The Machine ", "Dinosaurs, Fossils and Coal" and "Nanotechnology"
Do you have an interest in astronomy? Visit the BlueScope Steel Planetarium - our Planetarium - for stunning recreations of the night sky - from around the world, from different eras - even from a different planet! The Planetarium also offers exciting laser shows.
If you want to see the real sky up close & personal our Observatory has a powerful telescope and plenty of amazing images from distant galaxies far, far away...
Entertaining Science Shows in the Illawarra Coal Science Theatre explore the more interactive fields of science, whether it be blowing gigantic bubbles, freezing objects or just blowing things up :-).
Our school outreach program is called Star Trails. Star Trails brings science shows to your school. A high quality portable planetarium is also available which uses the latest full dome projection equipment to create visually spectacular and highly informative presentations.
Latest News & Events ...(last minute news is at www.twitter.com/uowSCP)
The Science Centre,
in conjunction with the
Illawarra Astronomical Society,
will hold a special Discovery Night on
Friday 17th May
7.00pm - 9.00pm
SEE THE RINGS OF SATURN!
Telescopes (weather permitting),
Special presentation using our full
dome projector in the
BlueScope Steel Planetarium
and the Science Shop.
No bookings required.
Usual entry fees apply.
Phone 4286 5000 for more information.
Opening of New Exhibition - Nanotechnology - NOW OPEN!
School Holiday Children's Workshops
See newsletter for details
Newsletter Jul-Sept 2011
Newsletter April-June 2011
Newsletter Oct-Dec 2012
Newsletter Jan - Mar 2012
Newsletter Apr - June 2012
Newsletter July-Sept 2012
Newsletter Oct - Dec 2012
Newsletter Jan - Mar 2013
Newsletter Apr - Jun 2013
(School holiday details are in the newsletter above)