As promised, a really messy and visual supersize science experiment highlighted 30th birthday celebrations at the Science Space.
The experiment called Elephant's Toothpaste was so messy and big it had to be held out in the gardens.
Team leader Dr Johanna Howes started off the demonstration by showing a single conical flask of the elephant's toothpaste.
"But us being scientists, we wanted to take it up a notch and we had 10 flasks that were all released at the same time. It worked brilliantly. I think it went about a metre and a half above the table," Science Space director Stuart Creal said.
Science Space, located at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus, kicked off its 30th birthday celebrations on Friday night with a VIP party.
But the real party was held for families on Saturday and Sunday.
"We wanted to do something special for our families and members so over the weekend we have 30 per cent off absolutely everything, including off the price of membership and everything in our shop," Mr Creal said.
I think it went about a metre and a half above the table.Science Space director Stuart Creal
A bigger crowd than expected dropped by the Science Space over the weekend, much to the pleasure of Mr Creal.
"I wasn't expecting it to be that busy with how wonderful the weather has been and how busy we were through the school holidays," he said.
"We actually had record numbers through the school holidays. I think we finished up at about 7400, which is actually a 40 per cent increase on the same school holidays as last year."