Maker Mayhem, Museums Discovery Centre, July 11

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Museums Discovery Centre

172 Showground Rd

Castle Hill, NSW 2154


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Get creative!
In this holiday science workshop you'll use motors, wires. batteries and craft materials to make all sorts of contraptions. Learn how gear ratio's work, complete circuits, apply leverage and apply design thinking in a series of fun activities to get the brain going during the holidays. You'll even create a Scribble Bot drawing robot to take home too... lots to do here for the child who wants to build stuff!

Scribble bot made from a plastic cup, motor, batteries and wires

Grades 2 to 6

  • This program can be paired with our other holiday program to make a full day of workshops!
  • Lunch break will be from 12pm-1pm and fully supervised by Fizzics Education
  • This program is presented by Fizzics Education as part of the Museums Discovery Centre Sydney holiday program.
  • Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day.

Check out our other awesome holiday workshops on offer at the Museums Discovery Centre!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Should my child wear old clothes?

Yes please!

Where is the program being held?

You'll find the Museums Discovery Centre at the corner of Showground Road and Windsor Road in Castle Hill Sydney. You can only enter the complex as you travel towards Castle Hill along Showground Road - be prepared to enter a large gate area just after you turn off from Windsor Road. The site was formerly known as the Powerhouse Discovery Center; it is now a collaboration of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, the Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums.

What to bring to our holiday science programs

  • Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea as required. Don't rely on a shop being nearby.

  • A hat

  • A water bottle

  • Wear old clothes

  • Any medications (your child must be able to self-medicate)

  • NB: No peanuts allowed on-site


We take anaphylaxis seriously. Any child that requires an EpiPen must bring a minimum of 2 on the day in association with the ASCIA Guidelines. This is so that in the event of an emergency we have the required dose (we cannot borrow someone else's EpiPen or rely on an onsite backup EpiPen working or being available).

Please arrive with two EpiPens in an appropriate cooler bag and give all information of the allergic condition to our presenters. For the safety of your child, we cannot be left with a child onsite with only one EpiPen.

Sign in & Out

  • A Parent or Guardian is required to sign the child in upon arrival and then sign them out when picking them up after the workshop.

  • An emergency contact number is needed, as well as the name and phone number of the person picking up your child.

  • Please arrive on time for the program commencement and conclusion.

My child is younger than the age stated, can they attend with their older sibling?

No sorry. The minimum age of this program is set to ensure that children attending have the skills, attention span and social ability to successfully keep up with the pace of the program and work with children other attending. Younger children tend to fall behind and can end up frustrated which can have an impact on the rest of the class.

My child is gifted, can they attend even if they're too young?

No sorry. This can be contentious however please understand that these science programs often have gifted kids of all ages. This means that the older children will likely be gifted as well and so could easily result in your younger child being left behind regardless. Even if your child could keep up with the activities, we can then receive multiple complaints from other families who did not bring their younger siblings because of our age requirements. To make it fair for all families and your child, please wait until the appropriate age to attend.

Can I stay in the room with my child during the program?

In most cases no. We follow the guidelines of the Office of the Children's Guardian, whereby for child protection we cannot have adults in the room without a verified and current working with children check. Prior special arrangement with our office can be arranged in special circumstances, whereby the working with children paperwork must have been done prior to the day and submitted to our office.

Eventbrite says 'sold out'... can I squeeze just 1 more child in?

Sorry, it'd be awesome if we could but we simply would have too many kids onsite. We have strict ratios of presenters to children so that not only is the program run safely but also so we can help each child during the program with the science activities. Subscribe to our Facebook page for upcoming events and get in early!

Refunds Policy

Fizzics will provide a full refund only if the event is rescheduled or cancelled. We cannot refund tickets, but name changes on tickets are acceptable. Fizzics reserves the right to review all requests for refunds on a discretionary basis.

Where can I find any updated information?
Check out our Facebook page for updates and fun facts!

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172 Showground Rd

Castle Hill, NSW 2154


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