Education bookings information

All groups visiting Scienceworks must book in advance to ensure access to exhibitions, shows and other education activities. Please browse our Education Programs for topic, year level and class size information before making a booking.

Museum Victoria venues open for bookings for Semester 1 programs on December 1st each year and May 1st each year for Semester 2 programs. To book your excursion program telephone:

  • bookings 03 9392 4819 between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Group numbers

Our Booking Officers can assist you to tailor an excursion program that will suit your curriculum needs and group size.

Teachers and supervisors are admitted free at recommended ratios of 1:3 for Pre School groups, 1:5 for Primary groups, 1:10 for Secondary groups, and 1:20 for Tertiary groups.

Cost and payment

All pre-booked education groups with their supervisors have FREE admission to Scienceworks. There is an education service fee which applies per group at the following rates:

  • $22 for groups of 10-50,
  • $44 for groups of 51-100,
  • $55 for groups of 101+.

Small groups of less than 10 are not required to pay an education service fee for self guided programs or general exhibition viewing.

Museum staff-led programs or shows have an additional fee per student, clearly outlined in the individual programs information. All costs are GST inclusive.

If the total cost for your group is only the education service fee, please pay on the day of visit by cheque, cash or credit card. For bookings that include additional program fees, a Tax Invoice will be issued to you for the total amount including the education service fee.

Arrival

Please arrive 15 mins prior to your booked time at the Schools Entry (lower ground level). Museum staff and volunteers will assist you on arrival for processing and payment of your group.

Scienceworks is open 10am – 4.30pm daily (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day). See Getting to Scienceworks for information on travelling directions and public transport to Scienceworks and Melbourne Planetarium.

Wheelchair access is available via the Main Entrance and there is a lift available to upper and lower levels of the building.

Our floor staff are qualified in first aid and available to assist in case of an emergency.

Coaches and mini-buses may off-load students at the designated zone on Booker St, near the museum banners. Free bus parking facilities are available onsite for booked groups.

Student lunches and baggage

As there is limited storage space available, we request that students do not bring their school bags into Scienceworks. Tubs are provided to store lunches and drinks. All weather lunch areas are available, as well as café facilities for purchasing lunches.