Join us as we take you from flight school to space travel in toddler-sized planes, craft your own rockets under the glittering stars, and plant, sort, and count in a Martian Garden. Designed to spark wonder in what exists inside and outside our world, there’s something to engage and inspire every little mind this Toddlerfest.
Find out how plants and animals move in the bush in an interactive puppet show. Enjoy stories read by real astronauts on The Big Screen and embark on a cosmic journey of the night sky with your little ones in the Scitech Planetarium! Plus, there’s lots more to see, hear and learn.
Toddlerfest is all about being inquisitive and learning through play. Specially designed for little scientists aged up to 5 years and their families, this event aims to encourage STEM discovery through problem-solving, imagination and creativity.
Please note advanced online bookings are essential.
What’s On – Shows
Let's Move - Puppet Show 🐸
Join Gumby, Elsie, Quizzie, Dude and Gotcha back on the Big Stage. Learn how animals and plants move in the bush in this interactive puppet show.
A Little Space - Planetarium show 🌌
Join in as we count down, take off and travel through space and experience the wonders of our Solar System. In this spectacular 10-minute voyage we’ll visit new worlds, navigate safely through asteroids, and even say hello to the Voyager spacecraft.
To Space and Back - Planetarium show 🌠
Discover how space exploration is having a big impact on our lives in this Planetarium show. It’s helping us to discover a universe of unimaginable scale and beauty, and it’s reaching down into our world and influencing the way we live.
What’s On – Activities
Storytime from Space 👩🚀
Join us at The Big Screen in RTIC as we hear from real astronauts on board the International Space Station as they read a series of story books all based around space travel.
This area also has a crawl zone.
Flight School 🛩️
Put your helmet on and join us for flight school. Practice your piloting skills in one of the sit-in airplanes or test your accuracy by flying a soft-foam plane through the hoop.
Rockets in the Glittering Sky 🚀
Get hands-on and make your own rockets with the craft materials supplied. Take home your rockets and display them in your home!
Zoom to the Moon 🌚
Come on an imaginary adventure through outer space! Build yourself a rocket ship, zoom to the moon, float in the zero gravity and whoosh through the galaxy in this interactive dance-movement activity.
The Martian Garden 🌱
If in the future, we are to survive on the red planet then we will need to be able to grow our own food. Help plant, harvest, store and count.
Good to know
- Pram and wheelchair accessible
- Pram parking
- $5 parking for 5 hours
- Picnic facilities
- Baby changeroom
- Microwave available
- Pop-Up 'Splitting Beans' Cafe
11 February - 6 March
Children under 4: FREE
Children 4-17: $15
0 - 5 Years
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Summer Toddlerfest 2023
Pram Wheelchair Access
0 - 5 Years
Free for under 4s
Feature Exhibition - Astronaut
Prepare to blast off to space in this explorative and hands-on feature exhibition, Astronaut.