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School holiday workshops

These school holidays, meet the researchers from Telethon Kids Institute and ignite the love of science by booking one of the interactive workshops.

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Join us these school holidays for workshop favourites such as ‘Poo and You’, plus brand-new workshop topics, including ‘Ear Explorers’, then continue the fun by exploring the interactive science space at Scitech. Delivered by actual Telethon Kids researchers, these workshops see topics in science, health and research brought to life through fun games, exciting experiments, and hands-on activities.

These special Telethon Kids Discovery Centre x Scitech workshops run for 1 hour and costs $20 per child ($15 for Scitech members), with sessions suitable for junior scientists of various ages. Each ticket includes single child entry to Scitech, which you can explore after the workshop. Meet our researchers and ignite the love of science by booking one, or more, tickets to our workshops below!

Cost: $20 per child | $15 per child for Members
Date:
27 September – 6 October 2022
Location: Scitech Lab

There is a maximum of 20 children per workshop.

Brainy Circuits

Ouch! You just touched a hot pan, but how did you know your finger was hot? Learn about the information highway that controls everything you do in this practical workshop about the brain and the nervous system.

Date: 27 September & 6 October
Time: 2-3pm
Age: 9-12

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Build a Virus

How much do you know about viruses? The TKI researchers will guide you to discover the ins and outs of viruses in this fun workshop where you’ll get to design and make your very own virus model.

Date: 28 September & 4 October
Time: 2-3pm
Age: 9-12

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DNA Code Crackers

Are you a master DNA code cracker? Use your thinking and see how quickly you can decode sequences of DNA into their protein sequences. At the end of the workshop, you’ll also get to create and take home a bracelet or keyring with your name in DNA code!

Date: 29 September & 3 October
Time: 2-3pm
Age: 9-12

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Get Your Heart Pumping

Your heart supplies blood and oxygen to the rest of your body and is the centre of your circulatory system. Investigate how this muscular organ does its job and helps you move in this hands-on workshop delivered by our Child Physical Activity, Health and Development team.

Date: 30 September & 5 October
Time: 2-3pm
Age: 9-12

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Germs!

Think like a scientist and prepare a simple science experiment where you can grow germs on slices of bread. You’ll get to continue your experiment at home to watch the germs grow!

Please be aware this workshop is fully booked. 

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Power of Our Lungs

Our lungs do a lot of amazing things for our bodies, including allowing us to breathe. In this workshop, you will get to build and take home your very own lung model to learn about how our lungs work.

Please be aware this workshop is fully booked. 

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Ear Explorers

Let’s go on an adventure to explore the inner workings of our ears! Use everyday materials to create a large-scale ear model and investigate how we use our ears to hear.

Please be aware this workshop is fully booked. 

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Poo and You!

Learn about the different organs that make up our digestive system in this fun and messy workshop where you’ll get to track the journey from food to poo with the help of gut microbiome researchers.

Please be aware this workshop is fully booked. 

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