We offer fun and educational science events throughout the year. Check out our upcoming events here.

Under 5 Fest

Celebrate science through play! 

Thank you so much to everyone who came and supported us at our 2017 Under 5 Fest - we truly appreciate it and hope you and your kids had a blast.

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We'd also love to see your photos and videos of the event too! #U5FEST

Holiday Programmes

As part of the KidsFest we are running these awesome programmes during the July school holiday.


Science Alive's Stardome Night Explorers (SOLD OUT)

Are you ready to blast off and explore the wonders of the night sky? Science Alive present an astronomical journey.
Enter our portable planetarium and be taken on a journey of exploration and discovery. Be guided through the night sky and taken on a trip through our Solar System. A totally immersive experience for the whole family.  Cost $6 per person. Group price $20 for families of 4 to 6.

When: Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July, 5.30pm - 6.15pm or 6.30pm - 7.15pm.
Where: Ara Atrium


Beginners Robotics (SOLD OUT)

Designed to inspire, excite and challenge students interested in Robotics. This session aims to give children their first steps in robotics exploration. Children will be using Lego EV3 robots. No previous robotic experience required. $15 for a two hour session. 

When: Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th July, 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm.
Where: Ara Institute (formally CPIT).

Intermediate Robotics (SOLD OUT)

This programme is designed for children with EV3 Lego robot experience, who are ready to be moved on to the next challenge.
Explore our newest challenge, enter the maze and see if you can find your way out. $15 for a two hour session.

When: Thursday 13th July, 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm.
Where: Ara Institute (formally CPIT).

Advanced Robotics

These sessions are for students with EV3 robots and other robotics experience. Children will build on their skills to navigate their way around a maze in the dark. Children must have previous robotics experience. $15 for a two hour session.

When: Friday 14th July, 10am - 12pm or 1pm - 3pm
Where: Ara Institute (formally CPIT).


BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL for all programmes via Eventfinda.
Please check this page for future updates and links to the booking site.


For more information please contact Anna by phone or email
(03) 353 4575