Park Detectives: Forensics Fun
- About the event
- Transport Info
- What's On
- Make a
- Where is the Learning Centre?
- Fizzics FAQs
Crime scene investigation comes to Centennial Park!
This forensic science workshop will intrigue budding super sleuths who enjoy their science mixed with a bit of drama. Get dressed in your forensic suit and follow the clues using real science:
- Fingerprinting and blood typing
- Facial reconstruction via computer and real models
- Hair and fibre analysis
- Fluorescence of oils, plant identification and DNA comparisons
- Latent image detection and shoe impression casting!
- Evidence collection and crime scene photography you get to keep!
This course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.
Age: 5–12 years
Times: 1.00 pm–4.00 pm
Meeting Point/Venue: The Learning Centre in the Education Precinct, off Dickens Drive, Centennial Park
- Bookings are essential, please call us on (02) 9339 6699
- Make a Booking Enquiry
- Children to wear old clothes and bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and snacks (no peanut traces).
- Please advise of food allergies on booking.
- The program will commence with a minimum of 10 children and a maximum capacity will be 30 children.
- Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Make it a full day program..
- To make up a full day program, simply book the corresponding morning or afternoon activity on the same day. Centennial Parklands Rangers will provide a supervised lunch break (BYO lunch) from 12.00 noon–1.00 pm and will transition your child to the afternoon activity.
- This program is complemented in the morning with Slime, Sherbet and Bubbles (9.00 am-12.00 pm)
Centennial Parklands is less than five kilometres from the Sydney central business district. Planning your visit to the Parklands is easy.
Centennial Parklands encourages the use of public transport. It is easy to get here by bus, train, car, bike or on foot. Please visit our Getting to the Parklands page for more detailed public transport information.
On weekends and major event days
Please be aware that on weekends and major event days there may be parking restrictions and traffic congestion. If you are attending a major event, please check our event listing closer to the event date for specific details on gate and road closure and any other access restrictions that may be in place.
Maps and venue locations
For other maps, including downloadable maps in pdf formats, please visit our Map page.
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Every season Centennial Parklands releases its popular What's On program. This includes a range of programs and activities for children on school holidays, pre-schoolers, adults and families to enjoy. To help you find out more about what's on offer, you can:
- download our What's On brochure (PDF, 658kb) for a summary of What's On throughout the season.
- download a detailed What's On word document (PDF, 233kb).
You can also visit us in person at either:
- Parklands Office, Banksia Way, Centennial Park (8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday); or
- Visitor Information Counter, adjacent to the Centennial Parklands Restaurant, Banksia Way, Centennial Park (9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.00pm Saturday to Sunday).
Where is the Learning Centre?
The Centennial Parklands Education Precinct, including the Learning Centre, is located towards the centre of Centennial Park, off Dickens Drive and adjacent to Fly Casting Pond.
Click here to download the full Centennial Parklands map.
This school holiday program is presented by Fizzics Education. Please find below some Frequently Asked Questions provided by Fizzics Education
How many children attend these workshops?
So that the holiday workshop can be run effectively, we limit the number of children to 30 as a maximum. This allows the workshop itself to be manageable, as well as allowing children great access to the equipment.
How many staff attend the workshop?
For full day workshops we provide 2 staff members at the venue. Parents are welcome to stay if required.
Are the activities safe/age-appropriate?
The attending staff are either science teachers or science communicators, each with strong experience in delivering science workshops to a broad range of ages and abilities. The workshops are based on Fizzics incursions run to hundreds of schools successfully over the past 8 years.
What is the average age of the children attending?
Generally the average age sits between 7 and 12 years olds, however older children can be accommodated.
I have a child <7 years, can he/she come along to a programme for >8years?
Whilst we would love them to attend, some of the activities are not suitable for younger children. Having children too young for the workshop can impact upon the experience of the other attending children. There are workshops in place for children <7 years, please check the What’s On guide.
What do we bring on the day?
- A labelled water bottle and hat, as well as any prescription medication.
- Prescription medication will be locked away from the other children.
- For safety please wear appropriate footwear (no thongs please!).
Do I need to have the kids wear old clothes?
Please do! Whilst most of the holiday workshops are not that messy, there are some can get quite messy.
When do we meet at the venue?
Please arrive at the holiday programme no later than 15 minutes before the start time. This allows time for the kids to be checked in and for the workshop to commence on-time.
Parking can be limited, please be careful.
When do I pick up the kids?
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled pick up time. You'll then be able to see the children using the equipment!
When do we pay for the program?
Payment for the holiday program must be made at the time of booking. This secures your place in the program. We can not guarantee your child a place if you arrive on the day without a booking. Refunds are not provided for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the day.