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Museums Discovery Centre

Holiday science programs for Sydney Kids 

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  • Tornado in a bottle
  • balloon inside bell jar with vacuum pump
  • Girls using pipettes to sample coloured blue water to add to corn flour to make slime
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In the October 2018 school holidays, the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill welcomes Fizzics Education to provide a range of exciting, engaging and hands-on school holiday programs!

  • Half and full day holiday program workshops and activities appropriate for all Sydney school-aged children.
  • Please bring food, a drink, a hat and appropriate clothing for science activities.
  • Requirements, FAQ's & Allergy Policy

    MDC Holiday Science Programs
What to bring to our holiday programs
  If children stay for the full day simply book your child into 2 x half day workshops and we'll take care of them during the break! These holiday program workshop sold out quickly - get in early to ensure that you don't miss out!  Refunds available if the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

NB: No peanuts allowed on-site.

Location of the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill

You'll find the Museums Discovery Centre at the corner of Showground Road and Windsor Road in Castle Hill Sydney. You can only enter the complex as you travel towards Castle Hill along Showground Road - be prepared to enter a large gate area just after you turn off from Windsor Road.

The site was formerly known as the Powerhouse Discovery Center; it is now a collaboration of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, the Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums.

What people are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Fizzics Education have been consistently delivering exciting, innovative and fun programs that inspire children for many years. We recommend them as versatile, reliable and high quality providers of science education and entertainment for a broad range of audiences.

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2018 October Holiday Science Programs @ Museums Discovery Centre

Exploring Science

Get your science-loving kids out of the house these holidays to find out all about light, sound, movement, energy changes, air pressure and more using hands-on science toys and child-friendly experiments. Our science educator will demonstrate how to sit on a chair of nails and shoot fog rings across the room... and the kids will get to make gooey slime, giant bubbles & more!

Wednesday, October 3
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm 

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Natural Disasters

Doomsday Science & survival holiday workshop! Explore the science of survival as we look at disasters from a human and natural perspective, and investigate some of the skills that you might need to survive one! In this workshop, there will be experiments covering volcanoes, earthquakes, meteorites, firestorms and more! You'll also learn tricks of communication and codes for times of crisis.

Wednesday, October 3
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

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Lego Robotics 1

Learn how to program our Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to do your bidding! In this exciting program learn how to teach a robot to do what you wish using motors, sensors and more. This workshop is ideal for those children interested in computing and want to learn more about what Lego can do. 

Thursday, October 4
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm 

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Pair this with the Lego robotics 2 held in the afternoon below! 

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Lego Robotics 2

Extend your knowledge of programming with more challenges using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. This course is presented as a series of challenges to encourage children to develop more advanced programming skills and be creative in their pursuits.

If your child does own a EV3 robot and is familiar with the programming platform they are most welcome to join if they haven't been in Lego Robotics 1.

Thursday, October 4
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

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Crazy Contraptions!

Learn about simple machines like levers, pulleys and wheels and then take these ideas, plus physics (think gravity, friction and how things move) to create crazy contraptions. Use lots of complex steps like marbles rolling, dominoes falling and whatever other wacky moves you can think of to perform a simple task, like ringing a bell. Let the fun begin and your imagination run wild!

Wednesday, October 10
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm

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Crazy contraptions
Mad Materials

Slimy, bouncy or glow in the dark! Investigate the many uses of different materials in our world and learn about solids, liquids and gases as we burn things, freeze things and even smash things. Slime, Orbeez and oh so much more. Get ready to learn the messy and fun way!

Wednesday, October 10
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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Slime & orbeez
Extreme Engineering

Get your build on!
The kids will have a blast in this school holiday workshop where they put their imagination to the test constructing all sorts of contraptions. We’ll investigate the design and structures of towers and bridges to understand what gives them the strength to hold up, we’ll create complex machines using common materials and undertake a challenge in making a spacecraft survive a landing!

Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day.

This program can be paired with our other holiday program to make a full day of workshops! Lunch break will be from 12pm-1pm and fully supervised by Fizzics Education.

Thursday, October 11
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

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Chemical Concoctions

Creative chemistry holiday workshop for kids!
Learn how to make elephant's toothpaste, milk rainbows, gooey slime, fizzy potions, giant bubbles and more and more! Participate in a professional chemical science show and make slime to take home!

Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day and also please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty!

Thursday, October 11
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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