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Canberra Space Centre is a unique and informative learning environment for students of all ages.
School and public groups are invited to come and learn about the planets, the story of space travel, and how we communicate with spacecraft exploring our Solar System and beyond. Bookings are essential for school and large groups.
Bring your group to Canberra Space Centre.
We offer a variety of school education program formats that target the curriculum standards and meet classroom lesson plans. Our staff can provide guided talks and activities that are suitable for primary and secondary school students.
Our free education programs run for 90 minutes. However, we understand that you might have less time available, especially for interstate schools, and can tailor a program to suit. We do recommend making 90-minutes available so that we can cover the topics below (or something else you'd like us to concentrate on) and provide extra time for all those great questions your students are likely to ask.
A typical visit for upper primary (Years 5–6) and secondary school students can include:
For early primary school students (K–4), students are full of questions about rockets, astronauts, stars and the planets. We take a look at space through our exhibits, including large scale models and photos of the Solar System and ensure that there's plenty of time for Q&A and exploring the Centre.
We look forward to making your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. Please note that places fill quickly each term, so your advance booking helps us to ensure that staff are available to guide you through your visit.
Our school programs operate:
The first program starts at 9.00am and the last group starts at 3.00pm. Each session lasts 90 minutes.
Entry to the Canberra Space Centre and our school programs is free.
Please note: The CDSCC is not an Observatory with optical telescopes. We do not offer night-time programs. Our work is in two-way robotic spacecraft communication and radio astronomy.
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Last updated: Last updated: 25 February 2015
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