A fun day especially for kids aged under 6 years, their parents and carers.
Join us as we attempt to enter 'The Australian Book of Records' for the ‘Biggest Playgroup’ at Scienceworks. Come en masse to Little Kids' Day In, Monday 3 August, to be part of achieving this record. As part of the Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family exhibition we’ll be celebrating all things dinosaur!
Don your favourite dinosaur t-shirt or come dressed as your favourite dinosaur.
Nitty Gritty Super CityExplore science in the city. Suitable for ages 3–8More information
Alice's WonderlandAn interactive exhibit based on Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Suitable for ages 3–8More information
Tyrannosaurs - Meet the FamilyCome and meet the tyrannosaur family including ‘Scotty’ the Tyrannosaurus rex. Suitable for aged 5 years and over. More information
Tycho to the MoonMeet Tycho, a dog who doesn’t just howl at the moon, but wants to go there. Suitable for ages 3–8More information
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Monday 3 August 201510:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday 7 Sept 201510:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday 26 Oct 201510:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday 7 Dec 201510:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Little kids FREE. Big kids (adults) $12. Museum Members receive FREE museum entry.Additional charges apply for Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family exhibition, Planetarium and Lightning Room shows.
Pre-purchase tickets to skip the main queue
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Hi Amy,The Little Kids' Day In is free for MV Members.
We advise that you pre-book your tickets if you are planning to visit a Planetarium or Lightning Room show, or the Wallace & Gromit exhibition. Otherwise you will be able to purchase general admission tickets at the door.
There are plenty of hands-on activites for kids to enjoy, so an English-speaking background is not required.
For an inquisitive youngster, the Nitty Gritty Super City exhibit would be quite appropriate, it is more geared towards 3-8 year olds, however, there are still interactives in the exhibit a 12 month old would get something out of.
Little kids day in is more for pre-schoolers to be able to enjoy the facilities without older school children in on the day.
For a 7 year old, any day would be good at Scienceworks, particularly midweek afternoons as it is a little quieter during this time.
The Little Kids' Day In activities are designed for pre-school aged children. Accordingly we cater for all ages younger than 5.
We look forward to seeing you!
We do require that parents and carers supervise children at all times and our friendly Customer Service Officers are always on hand for advice.
Your twins of nine/ten months old would definitely get excited by the new experiences, they would have small spaces to crawl around and especially enjoy our exhibition Nitty Gritty Super City which is aimed at 2/3 to 5 year olds. We are endeavouring to include more tactile activities in the future to cater for your twins’ age group on LKDI events.
With all the people that come on Little Kids' Day In, it can get a bit squishy with prams, so it is best to leave them at home or in the car.
Thanks for your enquiry.
Little Kids Day In is specially designed for younger children and their parents, so there is plenty of space for prams throughout the Museum.
Please keep in mind that we are undergoing some major redevelopments so some of the thoroughfares between gallery spaces are more limited than usual.
We hope to see you at LKDI!
The best place for a two-year-old at Scienceworks is our Nitty Gritty Super City exhibition, which is a separate area for pre-school- and early primary-aged kids and their families. It is located upstairs and is included in Scienceworks entry ($10 for adults, free for kids and concession card holders).
We look forward to seeing you at Scienceworks!
There are no future plans to make Little Kids Day in on any other day, however, the afternoons on weekdays are quiter and more suitable for the little ones. In the mornings during school terms, we cater for many schools so can be busier.
Thanks for your comment. We advise that you pre-book your tickets if you are planning to visit a Planetarium or Lightning Room show, or any other touring exhibition. Otherwise you will be able to purchase general admission tickets at the door.
Hi Brett, we realise that Monday doesn’t suit everyone, but we aim for a day that has the least number of school children, so at this stage it will remain a Monday program.
Hi Victoire, while our Little Kids Day In program is most suitable for those of kindergarten age, there are some activities that your little one could enjoy. Our regular Big Blue Bathtub program features a paddling pool filled not with water, but sensory toys, crawling space, hanging mobiles and texture books. As part of the program on Monday, we also have a big colourful parachute on the arena, playdough, sand & bark tubs, and the exciting sounds of African drummers and dancers.
Feel free to come around and check it out, we would love to see you there.
The dates for the 2015 Little Kids' Day In will be posted shortly.
Unfortunately the Little Kids' Day In activity has finished for 2014. The 2015 schedule will be posted shortly on the Scienceworks website.
You will also find on the website a full listing of our School Holiday program which begins in January.
Dates for Little Kids days in are usually the first Monday of every month, the next few dates are
2nd of Feb, 2nd of March, April is yet to be confirmed, 4th of May. Please return to this webpage for further updates.
Little Kids Day In features activites especially for preschoolers in addition to the normal exhibitions and attractions on display at Scienceworks.
Thanks for your enquiry. A general look around Scienceworks should take around two hours. If you are interested in visiting our optional extras such as the Planetarium, Lightning Room and Tyrannosaurs exhibition, you would need to tack on an additional hour for each of those.
We look forward to seeing you at Scienceworks.
Heading into the colder winter months, it's safe to assume that Scienceworks will be busy on any given day, especially weekends and school holidays, so it is a good idea to prebook your tickets to avoid queues and disappointment.
You can prebook online or over the phone. There is a $4 prebooking fee and we require payment with a Visa or Mastercard to secure the tickets.
Hi Misty, Little Kids Day In is targeted at families with littlies under 6. We have set aside eight Mondays a year where we block out bookings for schools so that littlies can explore the museum and activities without the large school groups and older kids.
On Monday 3 August – we are partnering with Playgroup Victoria and attempting to set an Australian Record for the largest playgroup (number of kiddies attending a playgroup meet). We’re expecting it to be a busy, fun day. We will have a range of activities that children aged 0-6 can participate in, from babies in the Big Blue Bath Tub to pre-school kids making dinosaur masks and dance to dinosaur songs with Jurassic Joe. Children learn through playing and through our programs children under 6 years old can explore the museum, science and activities and interact with other children.
If you are interested in attending on Monday, I’d advise you to buy your tickets online to avoid the long general queue, otherwise the next dates for Little Kids Day in for the remainder of the year are:
September 7, October 26, December 7
Hi Misty, Little Kids Day In is targeted at families with littlies under 6. We have set aside eight Mondays a year where we block out bookings for sc...
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Hi i just wondering if this suitable for a 2 year old or is he to young