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Scienceworks

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Address: 2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9392 4800
Today
10:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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Scienceworks makes science an adventure!

Through our changing exhibitions,...

Scienceworks makes science an adventure!

Through our changing exhibitions, programs and shows, Scienceworks is the perfect day out for curious minds and active bodies!

Inside: Imagine tomorrow today in the interactive and innovative Think Ahead exhibition; Take the sporting challenge and learn about the science behind moving your body; Designed especially for 3 - 8 year olds create your own city in Nitty Gritty Super City exhibition; Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium; Learn about electricity and lightning through spectacular demonstrations in the Lightning Room; Go on a guided tour of the historic Spotswood Pumping Station; Discover the evolution of Spotswood in the Spotswood Industrial Heritage Walk (mobile tour), and that's just start!

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Something for every age group

My husband and I took 3 grandkids to Scienceworks last week. The kids are 9, 12 and 15yo. And ALL of us had a great time as there's something for everyone. Despite the school... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Marlyse C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I took 3 grandkids to Scienceworks last week. The kids are 9, 12 and 15yo. And ALL of us had a great time as there's something for everyone. Despite the school holidays, we all managed to take part in our chosen activities with little waiting time. We spent 3 1/2 hours there and didn't make it upstairs.... More 

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Thank Marlyse C
Longwarry, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On this visit to Scienceworks I was accompanied by my two grand-nieces ages 13 and 9. They were both interested in a lot of the activities, particularly the ones in the Sport section. We were glad we had booked in advance for the Lightning Room and the Planetarium. The Lightning Room was very informative and a little bit scary, with... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed Scienceworks, however wish we had known to pre-book the shows (lightning etc) as all were fully booked. It was suggested to us to book in advance online if we were to come back.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is for the kids and better than the other Museums in Melbourne. Lot of fun activities for a day..

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Denman, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day for the family, lots to see and do. Plenty of interactive games for the kids to play. The Lightning show it was very interesting, they include the audience in the show which was great.

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Leongatha, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here hoping for a fun outing and not sure what to expect. The place is mainy aimed at children with plenty of hands on activities to do. Not so much for the adults but the old steam engines and pumping station outside was interesting. Food was very expensive so try and eat first. Took about 2 hours to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited scienceworks before but never been to the planetarium or lighting show. The lighting show was pretty cool, even for adults. Well worth going to and will be going back to see a few more planetarium shows.

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Adelaide, SA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a very busy public holiday, and the venue is large enough and there are enough activities to not feel crowded. Sports interactive exhibit was very good. The permanent exhibitions were modern, and the interactive exhibits of high quality. Highlights: - collections tour - by far the best part - 5 stars to the volunteer who lead the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good price for entry but way over priced for food and no prices on food until at the counter to pay. Very disappointed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take the kids during the holidays. There is an extra cost for the Lighting room and Planetarium but both are worth it. The Planetarium especially is fantastic with the whole domed ceiling being the movie screen. Get there early as good car parking can be at a premium. Kids are free and adults are $14

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