Monday, August 13, 2012

CSIRO Open Day

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)

more painting

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