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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.

2020 January Holiday Science Programs at ANSTO Discovery Centre

Wet and Wonderful Science

Get your hands and your brains wet with this super fun workshop exploring the awesome properties of water and bubbles. Jam-packed with hands-on experiments kids do themselves we learn about surface tension, experiment with air pressure, make giant bubbles and much much more.

Wednesday, 15 January, 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!

Wednesday, 15 January, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Extreme Engineering

Get your build on! The kids will have a blast in this holiday workshop where they put their imagination to the test constructing all sorts of contraptions. Engineers take scientific concepts and use them to make things bigger and better. We’ll be exploring the world of engineering through a series of activities designed to make you creatively think around design challenges.

We’ll investigate how civil engineers use different shapes to design and build structures like towers and bridges to give them as much strength as possible… with a little competition to boot! Then we’ll look at how mechanical engineers use of simple machines such as levers, pulleys and inclined planes to create complex machines using Meccano and other common materials. We’ll also complete an engineering challenge to make a spacecraft survive a landing!

Monday, 20 January, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Gross and Gory Science

Ewwww, gross! Explore all things creepy and gooey in the name of studying the human body. Make fake snot, vile vomit bombs, exploding pimples, fake wounds and more. Not for the faint-hearted…but so much fun!

Monday, 20 January, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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 whacky moves you can think of to perform a simple task, like ringing a bell. Let the fun begin and your imagination run wild.

Thursday, 23 January, 9:00am to 12:00pm

Waves of Fun

The future is bright! And so are the lights. Explore light and colours in this fun hands-on program designed to learn all about waves and the cool stuff they do. Investigate the visible light spectrum, including colour addition and subtraction, ultraviolet light and more. We explore illusions, flipbooks and lots of amazing optics that will trick your eyes and muddle your brain.

Thursday, 23 January, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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