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Escape the heat this summer and take the family to space

Gather the family – the Australia in Space exhibit is touching down at Newcastle Museum!

The Questacon-developed exhibition is sure to be a hit with kids and budding astronauts of all ages.

Newcastle Museum Australia in Space exhibition

As part of the exhibition, there’ll be plenty of hands-on activities exploring Australia’s expertise in space science and technology. 

  • Try tackling space junk with a friend in a cooperative computer game
  • Have a go at driving a simulated Mars rover
  • You can even design your own spacesuit!
Other out-of-this-world displays include a virtual telescope that links to iconic deep space missions and a laser-based puzzle game that shows how satellites allow over-the-horizon communications.

Bring the family to wander through this exciting exhibition. Along the way, you’ll learn how Australian innovations are used in space, and the surprising benefits space technologies bring to everyday life here on Earth.

Divided into three zones – the Lift Off Zone, the In Orbit Zone, and the Earth & Beyond Zone – Australia in Space takes you on a journey through Australia’s space operations.

Newcastle Museum Australia in Space exhibition

Want to learn even more about Australia in Space? Newcastle Museum is running events and free science shows throughout the school holidays to complement the exhibition.

Why not make a day or weekend trip out of your visit to Australia in Space? Take the time to explore all of Newcastle Museum's free exhibitions, activities and collections. 

Grab your tickets now and make some memories this summer with the family.

Australia in Space

Where: Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle
When: 15 November 2023 - 10 March 2024
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $40 
Adult (18+): $15 
Student/concession: $10 
Child (age 5 - 14): $7.50 
Infant (age 5 and under): Free
Disability Carer: Free

Tickets are available online, and at the door from the self-service kiosks or from the friendly museum staff on the day.

Australia in Space is developed by Questacon and supported by Create NSW.

Newcastle Museum

6 Workshop Way, Newcastle, NSW, 2300

Today - 0930 - 1330