Build your own roller coaster, rock out in a music studio, blow giant bubbles. KidSpark is the learn-through-play space for kids eight and under and their caregivers.
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Check out the Amazing Aging Machine while you're at the Science Centre and download your aged photo at home.
Take part in a Rock-Paper-Scissors experiment and add your data to our scientific study.
Play Croaker Concentration and match frog noises to get a jump on amphibian trivia.
Try the Camouflage game to learn how animals have evolved to hide in plain sight.
Fold and fly "The Dart", a paper airplane tested by Science Centre "aerogami" engineers.
Discover the secrets of everyday stuff with our interactive Strange Matter materials science site!
Building a simple bottle garden lets you bring the outdoors in!
Why are you supposed to cover your mouth when you sneeze? One "achoo" contains up to 40,000 mucous droplets that can spray over one metre!
Shopping in our miniature market develops sorting, counting, ordering and grouping skills. At 18-24 months, toddlers can learn concepts such as size, shape and weight.
Build Your Own Coaster
Discover the forces that push, pull and make things move as you build your own roller coaster. See what happens when you change the starting height, shape of the loops, or length of the track.
Have fun exploring shapes, sounds and textures in this space for our youngest KidSpark visitors, and see how active play can develop motor skills.
Rock out to your favourite songs and see yourself perform on a large screen! To experience even more music, head to the Weston Family Innovation Centre and make magnetic particles dance to your tune!
Join the construction crew and discover how planning, sharing and teamwork can make things grow faster! Most kids start to develop cooperative play skills at 2-3 years.
Dive into the fun and science of water by experimenting with a moveable dam, waterwheels, an Archimedes screw and bubble makers! An auger in a snowblower is a type of Archimedes screw!
Make an impression with this body-sized pin wall: how many patterns and shapes can you create by pushing and pulling the pegs?
KidSpark for Teachers
Combine a visit to KidSpark with our curriculum-linked programs for primary students - from experiments with simple machines to exploring our living environment.
- Exhibit Halls and Experience Areas
- Special exhibitions
- Stuff for kids
- Stuff for teens
- Stuff with seats
- Especially for school visitors
- Art installations
- Visitor services