If you're looking for a fun, educational weekend activity for the whole family, then look no further than the Science Space museum in Fairy Meadow.
The Science Space museum is the only dedicated science experience in NSW and aims to bring STEM to life, it does so through its two levels of exhibition space with over 100 interactive exhibits. The exhibits explore different aspects of science from dinosaurs and fossils to motors and electricity, and the weather. The interactive nature of the exhibits enables fun while learning and are also accompanied by a fun fact.
As well as interactive exhibits, the Science Space museum also puts on interactive shows that accommodate to both kids and adults. The shows are fun, fascinating and easy to follow. The two shows I went to on my visit were Liquid Nitrogen and Bubbles and Balloon. With the Liquid Nitrogen show, you learn about all when liquids boil, frostbite and what happens to objects when dipped in liquid nitrogen, which the kids get a chance to do and will find fun. The Bubbles and Balloons show focuses on what bubbles and balloons are made of, different shapes that bubbles can be in, as well as other bubble and balloon related concepts such as evaporation and air pressure.
Another must-see at the Science Space museum is the Planetarium. When I visited I saw two Planetarium shows - Ice Worlds and Invaders of Mars. Ice Worlds focuses on and showcases the role of ice throughout the universe, and the ice worlds on Earth, a show that it is a must-see for Arctic and Antarctic lovers like myself. While the Invaders of Mars explores the chasms, canyons, volcanoes and climate of Mars, as well as a history of the exploration of Mars through rovers that have landed on the planet over time. They also have a new planetarium show on now which focuses on comets, meteors and asteroids.
As well as a good weekend activity, the Science Space museum can also be booked for birthday parties, and has a shop for science lovers to fulfil both their love of shopping and love of STEM products to their heart's content. It's also easily accessible by the free shuttle bus.
Overall, the Science Space museum is a fun and fascinating place for the whole family and STEM lovers.