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ANSTO Holiday Programs

ANSTO Holiday Programs

We're collaborating with ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation) at their unique Discovery Centre to provide a range of exciting, engaging and hands-on school holiday programs!

This unique site offers the opportunity for your kids to find out more about the groundbreaking research being conducted by ANSTO scientists every day to better our lives.
  • 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

What to bring to our holiday programs

  • snacks for breaks (including lunch if your child is staying for the whole day
  • hat
  • water bottle
  • any medications – Any children that require an EpiPen must bring a minimum of 1 on the day in association with the ASCIA Guidelines as well as associated Anaphylaxis Management Plans
  • Requirements, FAQ’s & Allergy Policy
  • ANSTO holiday workshops are supervised between the morning & afternoon workshop by ANSTO staff

NB: No peanuts allowed on-site.

A Parent or Guardian is required to sign the child in upon arrival and then sign them out when picking them up after the workshop. Refunds may be available if the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

How to get to ANSTO (Lucas Heights, NSW)

Northern Approach
  1. Take the M5 to the Fairford Rd exit which is marked with signs to Menai and Wollongong (please note that a toll is payable).
  2. Head south for approximately 14kms staying on Fairford Rd as it turns into Davies Rd, Alford’s Point Rd and New Illawarra Rd (all of these will be designated as Route 6).
  3. ANSTO will be on your left.
Southern Approach
  1. Take the Princes Highway to Engadine then turn onto Heathcote Rd which is marked with signs to Menai and Liverpool.
  2. Head west for 5.4 kms and turn right onto New Illawarra Rd for 1.8 kms.
  3. ANSTO will be on your right.
Once within the ANSTO complex
  1. Turn off New Illawarra Rd onto Rutherford Ave and proceed approximately 150 metres to a roundabout at the top of the small hill.
  2. If you are arriving by car, turn left and then into one of the car parks immediately on your left or right.
  3. Walk to the Discovery Centre which is directly opposite the Café next to Gate 19, using the footpaths and pedestrian crossings provided.

2019 October Holidays Science Programs at ANSTO Discovery Centre

CSI Forensics

This forensic science workshop is designed to intrigue budding super sleuths who enjoy their science mixed with a bit of drama. Workshop includes:

  • Fingerprinting and blood typing
  • Facial reconstruction through computer and real models
  • Hair and fibre analysis
  • Fluorescence of oils and DNA comparisons
  • Latent image detection, chromatography and shoe impression casting
  • Evidence collection and more

Time is also spent discussing why crime scenes are isolated from the public, why certain evidence is more valuable than others and why a clear chain of evidence is needed from the crime scene to the eventual court case.

Tuesday, 8 October, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Chemical concoctions

Explore what happens when stuff gets mixed together in this exciting program all about chemistry. Explore chemical and physical changes, the science behind acid rain, the chemistry of fireworks, how things glow and more. See super cool chemistry experiments and then conduct several of your own – all using ingredients that you can find in the pantry at home!

Tuesday, 8 October, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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