A child playing with a large bubble at Science Wonderland

Families can experience some fascinating principles of science and technology through a mix of interactive exhibits and hands-on experiments when the Museum of Geraldton hosts Scitech’s Science Wonderland from 17-21 January.

Museum of Geraldton Regional Manager Catherine Belcher said Science Wonderland is a fantastic family program.

“The younger ones will be able to play with light cubes, explore X-rays and discover how colours mix,” Ms Belcher said.

“Primary school-aged children will enjoy learning and testing out coding in the Robot Arena or challenging their family to a problem-solving game. Everyone can get musical on the popular Thongaphone, and the big drawcard for kids 13 years and over will be the virtual reality headsets.”

Science Wonderland is part of the Museum of Geraldton’s Bright Sparks school holiday program.

There are four one-hour Science Wonderland sessions per day over Scitech’s five-day visit. Each session includes all of the Science Wonderland exhibits as well as a 30-minute science show by a Scitech presenter. Children must attend Science Wonderland with an adult. Group tickets are available for families.

In addition, the Museum will host an adults-only science show, Scinapse After Dark, on 20 January.

“We are looking forward to a smorgasbord of science, music and comedy just for adults!” Ms Belcher said.

“Complementing the Scitech presenters will be a couple of well-known local acts with live music by local Alexia Parenzee and hilarious improvisation by the Comedy Emporium.”

Bookings are essential for Science Wonderland and Scinapse After Dark. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the Museum’s website: http://museum.wa.gov.au/museums/museum-of-geraldton


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