The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency and last weeked they held an open day at their centre in Canberra.
There was a whole array of activities there for kids of all ages from painting plaster trilobites through to a room full of balloons, plus the chance to meet lizards and snakes and witness simple (but sometimes dazzling) scientific experiments.
The kids loved it and we stayed for a few hours. There were a few odd aspects - A significant display advocating a healthy diet and the rise of obesity was somehow counteracted by the cafe which only sold pizza, potato wedges and fizzy drinks.
Here's a few pics
|Eli paints a trilobite|
|Eli the tiger|
|Chimes (the kids bashed them for about 20 minutes)|