ANSTO tours and events 
 

Learn more about ANSTO tours, kids school holiday workshops and other public events. 

 

 

Community and education tours
 

 
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Up and Atom school holiday tours

On our Up and Atom tours we will take you on an exciting journey into the world at the atomic scale.

 

Dates and times here

 
 

 

 
   
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Science Discovery tour
The Science Discovery Tour gives you an insight into the world of nuclear science and the work ANSTO does.

 

Dates and times here. 

 

 
 
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Teacher professional development

ANSTO is an endorsed provider with BOSTES for Standards 2 and 3 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher. Teachers can accrue BOSTES-registered professional development hours for many of our professional development programs. 

 

Learn more about dates and courses on offer.

 
   
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Next Gen STEM Careers tours

A careers day focussing on the diverse career pathways inside a major scientific and engineering facility. A panel of scientists will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the interesting and various career pathways they took to arrive at ANSTO.

 

Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights


When:
Thursday 19 July, 10 am - 1 pm (SOLD OUT)
Thursday 11 October, 10 am - 1 pm

Book now

 

Holiday science workshops for kids 

 
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Code-a-pillar infants robotics

A hands-on class for younger kids taking their first steps in coding and robotics. Using interactive games and a group of friendly robots, we will explore sequences, logic, loops, bugs and more. 

 

Audience: Children aged 5-7 only
Cost: $40
 
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
 
When: 
9 am - 12 pm, Monday  16 July 2018 (SOLD OUT)
1 pm - 4 pm, Monday  16 July 2018 (SOLD OUT)
9 am - 12 pm, Wednesday  18 July 2018 (Book now)
1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday  18  July 2018 (Book now)
  

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Lego WeDo 2.0 Robotics

An exciting introduction to robotics using ANSTO's LEGO WeDo kits. In this full day workshop, you will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program your models and participate in fun design challenges.   

 

Audience: Children aged 7-9 only
Cost: $72
  
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
 
When: 
9:30 am - 3 pm, Monday 9 July 2018 ( SOLD OUT)
9:30 am - 3 pm, Thursday 19 July 2018 - (SOLD OUT) 
  
Lego EV3 icon 150Lego EV3 Robotics - Beginner and Masterclass

An exciting introduction to robotics using the LEGO Mindstorm kits. In this full day workshop, you will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program your models and participate in fun design challenges. 

 

Audience: Children aged 10-14 only 
Cost: $72
 
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights 
 
When:  
Beginner workshop - Mission to Space
9:30am - 3 pm, Tuesday 10 July 2018 (Book now)
 
Masterclass workshop - Gears
9:30am - 3 pm, Wednesday 11 July 2018 (Book now)
  
use the force - newton's cradleUse the Force

When we understand forces, we can do awesome things. Students will take a look at Newton’s Laws and really understand how they work and how we can use them to do some great experiments. We’ll learn the secrets behind experiments like jumping beads and the amazing tablecloth pull! Don’t let inertia stop you from participating in this one. Workshop delivered in partnership with Fizzics Education.

 Audience: Children aged 8-14 years

Cost: $35

 Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights

 When: 9 am - 12 pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018

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Exploring Science

Covering light, sound, movement, energy changes, air pressure and more as your child uses the hands-on science toys and experiments themselves. Plus our demonstrator will show you how can you sit on a chair of nails and shoot fog rings across the room... and you'll get to make gooey slime, giant bubbles & more! 

Audience: Children aged 8-14 years

Cost: $35

Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights

When:

9 am - 12 pm, Monday 16 July 2018  (SOLD OUT)

1 pm - 4 pm, Tuesday 17 July 2018  (SOLD OUT)

 

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3D Printing Workshop

In this workshop you'll be learning the basics of 3D design and printing by making your own custom name tags, 3D characters and other objects. We'll be using tinkercad.com to design our digital creations, and all models designed on the day but not finished will be mailed out after the workshop to your address. 3D printers are fun but very slow so we'll also be using our 3D pens to hand-make fun designs limited only by your imagination!
All workshops are delivered by accredited educators with experience in science, engineering, programming and robotics. 

 Audience: Children aged 9-15 years

Cost: $45

Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights

 When:

9 am - 12 pm, Monday 16 July 2018  (SOLD OUT)

1 pm - 4 pm, Monday 16 July 2018  (SOLD OUT)

 

  
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Gross and Gory Workshop

Ewwww, gross!
Learn how things that look creepy and gooey are actually playing a role in keeping you healthy. Make fake snot, vile vomit bombs, exploding pimples, fake wounds and more. Not for the faint-hearted...but so much fun!

 Audience: Children aged 8-14 years

Cost: $35

Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights

 When:9 am - 12 pm, Wednesday 18 July 2018  (SOLD OUT)

 

  
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Perfect paper planes

Flying toilet paper, shooting smoke rings, tea bag rockets and perfect paper planes are the best way to learn about the wonders of flight, weather and physics in action!

 

Audience: Children aged 8-14 years

Cost: $35

 

Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights

 

When: 1pm - 4pm, Monday 16 July 2018

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Stop Motion

Learn movie making techniques (Claymation and Stop-frame animations) used in TV favourites such as Wallace & Gromit, Morph, Pingu and Shaun the Sheep.

 

Audience: Children aged 8-14 years
Cost: $35
 
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
 
When:
9 am - 12 pm, Wednesday 18 July 2018
1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday 18 July 2018
 

 

(Sold Out)

 

 
Weather Icon (Smaller)Natural Disasters

In a hands-on workshop, students investigate earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, fire storms, landslides, meteorites and other natural disasters. Presented by Fizzics Education.

 

Audience: Children aged 8-14 years 
Cost: $35
 
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
 
When: 1 pm - 4 pm, Wednesday 18 July 2018  (SOLD OUT)
 
 
school holiday drone workshopDrones Workshop

Learn to fly a drone!

Work in teams of three and swap between the roles of Pilot-in-Charge, Co-Pilot, and Air Traffic Control Officer. Facilitated by She Flies.

 

Audience: Children aged 10-14 years
Cost: $45
 
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
 
When:
Girls-only workshop:
9:30 am - 12 pm, Friday 13 July 2018 (Book now)
 
Boys and girls workshop:
1 pm - 3:30 pm, Friday 13 July 2018 (Sold Out)