Australian Space Discovery Centre | School Holiday Program

School Holiday Program at the Australian Space Discovery Centre

Discover FREE activities for kids during the school holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre in Adelaide.

There are four different programs for kids during the July school holidays designed for various age groups.  

Eyes on Earth Public Workshops

Discover what it takes to build an earth observation satellite mission in this interactive design thinking workshop. They will collaborate in teams to complete challenges and tasks across 6 mission planning phases: Design, assemble, test, launch, operate, close-out.

Goldilocks and the Three Bearable Planets

Discover some of the secrets to life in our solar system as the story of Goldilocks is reimagined in this interactive 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.

  • Age Guide: 8-18 years
  • Online only
  • Session Duration: 45 minutes
  • ​Booking dates: 15 July 10amam – 10:45am; 22 July 2:30pm – 3:15pm
  • ​Participant numbers (per session): 500
  • Requirements: personal computer/tablet able to run
  • BOOK HERE for 15 July 2022
  • BOOK HERE for 22 July 2022

Trailblazer Diorama

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 Australian Space Discovery Centre invite all little-astronauts to join them in-centre for space storytime. Each session will begin with a reading of a space book followed by an activity before attendees are invited to explore the Space Gallery.

  • Age Guide: 3-8 years
  • 13 July 2022 10am – 10am BOOK HERE
  • 22 July 2022 10am – 10am BOOK HERE
  • Session Duration: 30 minutes online; up to 115 minutes in-person
  • ​Participant numbers (per session): 40 in-person tickets (including parents)

Star Tracer (ages 5 – 12) –in-person

The Australian Space Discovery Centre invite all little-astronauts to join them among the stars to design or illustrate your own special constellation. What is the story of your constellation? Attendees are free to explore the space gallery or participate in the activity.

Session Duration: up to 115 minutes in-person
Booking dates: No booking required – available on all sessions

Designed to spark curiosity and inspire, the Discovery Centre hosts:

  • A Careers Hub showcasing job opportunities in the local space industry
  • An operational Mission Control Centre, viewable through a theatrette for live space events, guest speakers and opportunities to engage with space experts
  • A space exhibition featuring hands-on experiences and information on Australia’s growing space sector
  • Information on STEM education options for young people to explore pathways for a future in space

Australian Space Discovery Centre | Lot Fourteen | Adelaide | Play & Go Review

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Australian Space Discovery Centre website.

What:  School Holiday Program at the Australian Space Discovery Centre

When:    July 2022 (see dates and times above)

Where:  Lot Fourteen | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   3-18 year olds

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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