Media Releases 2017

Posted on 22/03/2017 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Discover science that moves you at the Antarctic Journey

Explore the scientific principals behind music, light, force and motion at the Nobbies Centre.

From Saturday 1 April, the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies will play host to a range of fascinating and interactive scientific experiences as part of the Science on the Move travelling exhibition, created by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.

Science on the Move is a collection of 23 exhibits and 35 hands-on experiences that will engage both the mind and body in all things science.

“Science on the Move lets visitors discover concepts such as electricity, magnetism and human senses in a fun, interactive way,” said Nature Parks Education Coordinator Kim Dunstan.

Visitors can experiment with sound by hitting pipes of varying lengths with a rubber thong to play a tune, or make music using a row of bottles filled with different volumes of water and air, to produce different pitched sounds.

Science on the Move explores key themes such as physics and biology; visitors can determine the balance point of different shaped rods and everyday items like a broom, or lift blocks to gauge how heavy the blocks would feel on other planets in the Solar System.

With a range of puzzles, visitors can also showcase their problem solving skills as they try to balance six loose sticks in mid-air on top of an upright stick, and working with space to manoeuvre four identical spaces into three.

“We are really excited to host the Science on the Move exhibition and look forward to seeing the community enjoy all of the activities on offer,” said Kim.

Suitable for ages eight and up, but with topics of varying complexity, Science on the Move will engage all ages about the wonders of science.

Science on the Move will be open between 10am and 4pm from Saturday 1 April to Sunday 16 April.

Admission is included with either 4 Parks Pass* Adult (16+) $58.00; Children (4 – 15) $28.90; Family (2A + 2C) $144.90 or an Antarctic Journey entry ticket Adult (16+) $18.00; Children
(4 – 15) $9.00; Family (2A + 2C) $45.00.

* 4 Parks Pass includes entry to the Penguin Parade, Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies, Churchill Island Heritage Farm, and Koala Conservation Centre.


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