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Science Time

Children holding a looking at a spiny leaf insect.

Science Time is a fun and interactive learning experience for little scientists aged 3-6 years and their carers. Just like real scientists, children explore their world and ask lots of questions. Science Time lets them participate in hands-on activities that include experimenting and discovering. Science Time sessions focus on specific science topics that are of interest to young children. They will learn about the world in a friendly and inclusive environment.


Days: Science Time is held every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during ACT school terms (Science Time is not held on Mondays, Public Holidays or weekends).

Times: Science Time session times are 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. Science Time sessions are approximately 30 minutes long.

Topics Term 1, 2017


Booking for the first topic of Term 1, 2017 open on Wednesday 31 January at 8am. Booking for each topic will open approximately a week before that topic begins and close on the Monday of that week at 11pm: for example, bookings for Music & Sound Week A (Tue 7 – Fri 10 Feb) will close on Monday 6 Feb.

Only book in children aged between 3 – 6 years old.

All bookings are made online.

You will need to book into every topic separately. There is no difference in content between Week A and Week B of each topic—please only book once per topic.

When you have booked you will receive a confirmation email (please check your junk mail box, just in case your email software thinks our email is spam). If you do not receive an email within 30 minutes, please call us on 6270 2828.

Music & Sound

Bookings open 31 Jan.


Bookings open 10 Feb.

Reptiles & Frogs

Bookings open 24 Feb.

Magnets & Static Electricity

Bookings open 10 Mar.


Make sure you watch the Science Time videos and be sure to look at the activity sheets as well!