Australian Space Discovery Centre | Summer 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 summer! As well as free entry from 11am to 5pm Monday-Sunday from 2-28 January 2024 (except public holidays), 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, industry guest speakers and opportunities to engage with space experts, and an interactive space exhibition offering immersive, hands-on experiences.

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, with up to 90 minutes 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



What Is…

Go and meet some of their friends from across the space sector, learn about Australian space innovation, and discover what it’s like to work in a space job.

Their guests include:

  • Dr Tom Grace, Space Weather Forecaster, Bureau of Meteorology
  • Hannah Vine Hall, Mechatronics Engineer, Space Machines Company
  • Sweta Balakrishna, Senior Spacecraft Operations Engineer, Saber Astronautics
  • Major Tom Bittner, Army Officer, Defence Space Command
  • Tash Moy, Spacecraft Operations Engineer, Saber Astronautics

Session Duration: 30 minutes, followed by time for Q&A and exploring the Centre

Ages: 12+ 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:    December 2023 & January 2024 (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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