CSIRO Lab Workshops

Throughout the year, we hold engaging workshops in our CSIRO Lab for young scientists.

Scitech CSIRO Lab Workshops cater for children aged 4 to 16 years old, with a variety of workshop topics on offer to ensure there's something for everyone. 

Some snaps from previous CSIRO Lab Workshops:

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    Workshops cover a huge array of science topics
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    Experimenting and thinking outside the box is highly encouraged

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Multi-week STEM workshop series

Your child will have the opportunity to:
• practice skills and explore their own ideas,
• build their self-esteem,
• earn badges and rewards, and
• make new friends with other like-minded children.

Sessions are run after school and on Saturdays.

Robotics and InsectbotsTuesdays: 25 July to 12 September

Limited to 15 participants - SOLD OUT!

Find out about robots and their place in society, learn how sensors work and how to program a robot to respond to the environment, learn the basics of coding and find out about a range of robotics resources that can help prepare you for an exciting future career in digital technology.

Participants will receive a Robotics badge and a programmable robot to take home.

When Tuesdays in Term 3
8 week series: 25 July to 12 Sept
Time 4.00-5.00pm
Ages 8-12yrs
Cost $150 (includes all materials and supplies)

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Biology: Gross Scary ScienceWednesdays: 26 July to 15 September

Limited to 16 participants - only 8 spaces remaining!

Learn about living things, from weird simple one celled organisms to more complex creepy plants and amazing animals. Get up close to some fantastic fungi using our digital microscopes, say hello to some scary snakes, and eat freaky looking insects (if you dare). Meet some slimy worms, and then design a worm farm to take home to your own garden.

When Wednesday in Term 3
8 week series: 26 July to 13 Sept
Time 4.00-5.00pm
Ages 8-12yrs
Cost Members $130
Non-members $150
(includes all materials and supplies)

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Physics, Engineering and Maths:
Kinetic MachinesThursdays: 20 July to 15 Sept + Saturdays: 22 July to 16 Sept

Limited to 20 participants

In this hands on workshop series we will build kinetic contraptions that use physics to make unexpected motions. We will explore balance, gravity, friction and energy. We will make a mobile and an automaton to learn about balance, machines and energy transfer. Using engineering principals and your new found skills and knowledge you will invent, innovate, design and build your own kinetic toy to take home.

Please note that there are 8 sessions held over 9 weeks. There is no workshop during National Science Week.

When Thursdays in Term 3
8 week series: 20 July to 14 Sept
Time 4.00-5.00pm
Ages 8-12yrs
Cost Members $130
Non-members $150
(includes all materials and supplies)
When Saturdays in Term 3
8 week series: 22 July to 16 Sept
Time + Ages 8-10yrs: 10.00-11.00am
11-15yrs: 2.00-3.00pm
Cost Members $130
Non-members $150
(includes all materials and supplies)


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Code Camp Workshop

Build your own app with Code Camp 31 July and 7 August

Limited to 24 participants

Back by popular demand - Code Camp are visiting Scitech to show you how to build your own app which will work across platforms including iPhones, iPads, Android devices and computers. Be creative with technology, create products, develop logical thinking, problem solving skills, and gain an understanding of computational thinking.

  Date Times Age Book
After School Session 31 July 4.00pm - 5.30pm Ages 7 - 9yrs Book now 
After School Session 7 August 4.00pm - 5.30pm Ages 10 - 13yrs Book now

Coming up in Term 4:
• 4 week series - Cosmetic Chemistry Entrepreneurs, Earthquake Seismologists

For more information, call the bookings team on 9215 0740 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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