Adventure in to your school holidays!
Save the day in a cape and mask or launch off into outer space to explore the stars during School Holidays in Adventure Month at the Discovery Space! Join us in Week 1 for Superhero capers and Week 2 for Space escapades.
Jam-packed with an array of awesome activities and workshops… Harness your inner Jedi with light saber lessons, create your own intergalactic base, learn to draw like a comic book whiz, use your gymnastic superpowers to leap and tumble plus craft, stories and plenty more. Early Start Discovery Space offers an array of free and paid pre-booked school holidays workshops throughout the fortnight to engage and entertain adventurous young minds. Check our program for the daily details SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROGRAM. Where will your adventure take you?
- Ticket pre-purchase is essential. Places are not confirmed until the tickets are paid for and you receive a confirmation email. Tickets are not refundable unless 48 hours notice is given.
- Places are limited so secure your spot so you don’t miss out.
- An adult MUST accompany a child/children attending a school holidays workshop.
- Costs for any paid workshops are additional to Discovery Space entry or membership fees and assist in covering the cost of materials
- Our opening hours throughout September & October are: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4pm. (Closed Mondays).
- Our regular scheduled Arts & Craft activities, and Story Time sessions will be running daily (these do not require bookings). Check at the front desk when you arrive to see what is on.
PAID WORKSHOPS – PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED
Create a Comic Character
Calling all illustrators! Come and design your very own superhero with professional illustrator Marcelo Baez. If you’ve ever wanted to draw comics or graphic novels, this one’s for you!
Cost: FREE* // Ages: 5-10 // Limit of 20 per workshop
BOOK NOW Tuesday 26 September, 10-11.30
This workshop is FREE thanks to a generous donation from Lancaster Law & Mediation
No-Sew Super Capes
Ready to up your superhero game to the next level? Time to make your own cape! Upcycle unused clothes to create a perfect cape to bring out your inner hero – no sewing required!
Cost: $5 member or $7 non-member // Ages: 3-10 // Limit of 20 per class
BOOK NOW Wednesday 27 September
BOOK NOW Thursday 28 September
Up, up and away! Begin your training to become a superhero with Wollongong City Gymnastics as they get your entire body up and moving.
Friday 29 September, Cost: $8 member or $12 non-member
BOOK NOW Session 1: Ages 2 – 5 // Time: 10-11am
BOOK NOW Session 2: Ages 6 -10 // Time: 11.30am – 1pm
Join the Sons of Obi-Wan as they light up their sabers to teach you the ways of the Force! Learn how to swing your lightsaber while practicing mindfulness in this incredible, active, hands-on experience.
Cost: $14 member or $17 non-member // Ages: 5-10 // Limit of 10 per class
BOOK NOW Friday 6 October Session 1: 11am
BOOK NOW Friday 6 October Session 2: 11.30am
BOOK NOW Friday 6 October Session 3: 12pm
Build a Playground: Moonbase & Rockets
It’s a long way to the moon, so grab our Makedo cardboard construction set to build your ultimate space fort. Need a rocket to get there? Build that too!
Cost: $5 member or $7 non-member // Ages: 5-10 // Limit of 12 per workshop
BOOK NOW Tuesday 3 October, 10-11am
BOOK NOW Thursday 5 October, 10-11am
FREE WORKSHOPS – NO BOOKING REQUIRED
All ages welcome and all workshops are free of charge (with entry into the Space)
Books can take you anywhere, so join us in the Book Nook to explore the world, the people who live in it, and beyond in our scheduled adventurous story times!
A hero is only as good as their tools! Make and do twice a day, every day at CreARTivity!
Artists in Residence
Every weekday morning of our Superhero Adventure! week will see an experienced illustrator in CreARTivity, helping our visitors to explore their creative side.
You’re not going to get far into space without a trusty rocket by your side! Design your dream space ship and practice launching it to see how far
you can go!
Paper Capes & Masks
Who is that mysterious masked hero…? It could be you! Grab a giant piece of butcher’s paper and decorate it to express your superhero alter ego! Learn about shape and size as you modify it to fit yourself perfectly.
Create your own whacky alien friend with a range of unusual materials. Give him two legs, or five, or six, or seventeen as you imagine what alien life could look like!
Ice Cube Rescue
A villain has been trapping people in cubes of ice! Find ways to melt, break, and remove the ice to get the people out.
Which is bigger – the sun or the moon? Why do we have days, seasons, and years? Explore the solar system to see just how massive the things in the sky really are, and then get up and move to experience how things spin through space! Lava Leap If you think you’ve got what it takes to save the day, this is the challenge for you! When the floor is lava, do what you can to jump from object to object and explore your body’s full range of motion in this challenging obstacle course.
Life on other planets could be completely different to life here on Earth… but Earth life can be pretty weird, too! Take up a microscope and magnifying glass to explore some of the bizarre, tiny life forms that populate our little blue planet.
Rocks, Fossils, Meteorites
What are fossils made of? Where do meteorites come from? Get hands-on with a collection of minerals, fossils and a meteorite that’s older than planet Earth to see just how much geology rocks!
Practice your super powers by knocking down some evil villains! Line up your shot, unleash your throwing arm and see how many you knock down at once.
The Great Marketplace Heist
There’s been a burglary in the Marketplace! Help the police find all the bags of fruit and vegies that have been hidden around the Discovery Space, and get them back on the shelves of the Marketplace where they belong.