Australian Space Discovery Centre | July School Holiday Program

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

Launch into School Holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre this July! As well as free entry from 11am to 5pm every day from 6 – 21 July 2024, they have daily activities to inspire budding space explorers and innovators of all ages.

The Australian Space Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation with stories of opportunity, curiosity, and technology. It offers a place for the community to discover and explore the latest innovations in space technologies. Learn about Australia’s current and future role in space at the Discovery Centre, which hosts: a Careers Information Hub showcasing rewarding and diverse career pathways in the local space industry, an operational Mission Control Centre viewable through a theatrette for live space events and opportunities to engage with space experts, and an interactive space exhibition offering immersive, hands-on experiences.

Find your place in space these school holidays with:

  • The Student Cadet Rocket Adventure Program (SCRAP) Challenge (ages 7-14) challenges aspiring rocket scientists to create an air-puff-powered paper rocket that flies as high and accurately as possible.
  • Operation: Plants in Space (ages 7-14) asks budding botanists to consider how we can grow plants for food and comfort as we explore beyond our planet and challenges them to design a space habitat for plants.
  • Operation: Storytime (ages 3-8), invites little astronauts to join us for a space story book reading, followed by the opportunity to explore the Space Gallery.
  • So Many Satellites! (ages 5-12) explores the many types of machines orbiting our planet, and investigates the different jobs they can do.
  • Solar System Explorers (ages 5-12) asks what it takes to survive away from the Earth, and challenges young space engineers to invent a way to explore another planet.

Tickets are required for special activities.

Student Cadet Rocket Adventure Program (S.C.R.A.P.) Challenge

Flex your engineering creativity in this paper rocket design challenge! Participants will build, launch, and refine their rocket designs to discover how to fly as high and as accurately as possible.

  • Launches will be conducted outside. Sun protection is recommended.
  • Session Duration: 90 minutes
  • Ages: 7-14 years



So Many Satellites

What is a satellite? What do they do? And why are there so many of them? Join them to explore the many different types of satellites orbiting our planet, and discover some of the different jobs they do to help us every day. What special job will your satellite do?

  • Session Duration: 90 minutes
  • Ages: 5-12 



Solar System Explorers

Explore our Solar System, investigate what makes each planet unique, and find out why human-like life doesn’t thrive on planets other than Earth. Participants will then apply what they’ve discovered to invent a vehicle that will they could use to explore a planet, moon, or asteroid of their choice.

  • Session Duration: 90 minutes
  • Ages: 5-12 years



Space Storytime

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.  

  • Session Duration: 30 minute storytime, followed by time to explore the centre.
  • Ages: 3-8 years



Plants in Space

Plants are an important part of any human space habitat. They give us food, and they make us feel good. But what do plants need to be able to thrive off-Earth? How can we grow enough food for astronauts living in space, on the Moon, or even on Mars? In Operation: Plants in Space, it’s up to you to design the solution!

  • Session Duration: 90 minutes
  • Ages: 7-14 years



Session Booked Out?

Missed out on your preferred session? Why not visit during one of the family friendly public sessions from 11am to 5pm daily during school holidays (except public holidays).  Entry is free and tickets are not required for public sessions.

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:    6-21 July 2024

Where:  Lot Fourteen | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   3-18 year olds

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