A fun day especially for kids aged under 6 years, their parents and carers.
Storytelling 10.30am, 11.30am & 1.00pm
Listen to a story about one of our favourite dinosaurs in this 10-minute storytelling session.
Dinosaurs & Fossils 10am – 2pm
Get up close and personal with real fossils from Museum Victoria’s collection and see life size replicas of dinosaur bones from our Outreach Program.
Dinosaur Finger Puppets 10am – 2pm
Make your very own dinosaur finger puppet! What colour was it? Does it have feathers?
Colourful Dinos! 10am – 2pm
Come create and colour in your own picture of dinosaurs using our rubbing stencils and crayons.
Federation Handbells 10am – 2pm
Get musical and play the beautiful Federation Handbells! Create sounds or play a tune using the bells.
Big Blue Bathtub 10am – 2pm
Watch babies shake, rattle and roll as they explore our brand new paddling pool filled not with water, but with homemade sensory toys!
Tycho to the Moon 10.30am & 11.30am
Meet Tycho, the first dog on the moon. Share the adventures of Tycho and his young friends Ruby and Michael as they blast off to the moon.
Suitable for ages 3 to 8 years
A surcharge applies.
Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family 23 May to 4 October
If you thought you knew all about tyrannosaurs, think again! Find out how these terrifying dinosaurs became the world’s top predators. This awesome new exhibition features over 10 life-sized dinosaur specimens including ‘Scotty’ the Tyrannosaurus rex.
Suitable for junior palaeontologists aged 5 years and over.
A surcharge applies.
Jump down the rabbit hold into a magical, bizarre and fascinating world of illusion and mystery! An exhibition that introduces science and maths to young children.
Located near Think Ahead
Perfect for children aged 3 – 5 years.
Nitty Gritty Super City
This fantastic exhibition, designed specifically for 3-8 year olds, allows children to explore science in the city. Explore a recycling factory, steer a ship, visit the café and record your own weather report. Create in the construction zone, drive a digger, pedal the pianola and much more.
Why not organise your next playdate or parents meet-up during Little Kids' Day In at Scienceworks?
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Monday 1 June 201510:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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.Additional charges apply for Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family, Planetarium and Lightning Room shows.
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!
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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.
The Exhibition is ideal for children aged 5 years and over. It is an excellent exhibition with models of dinosaurs, dinosaur bones and interact...
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I have a 2.5 year old boy who LOVES dinosours. Can he come and enjoy this exhibition?