Experience Scienceworks – without the kids!

18 October, 2011

'Big Kids' enjoy Scienceworks without the kids
'Big Kids' enjoy Scienceworks without the kids.
Image: Dylan Kelly
Source: Museum Victoria

Ever wanted to relive your childhood visits to Scienceworks, or visit the interactive museum without having to contend with children for a turn at racing Cathy Freeman? Saturday night on November 5 will give you the chance to experience Scienceworks as you’ve never seen it before – strictly 18+ only!

Big Kids’ Night Out is a special event designed to encourage adults who may not normally come to Scienceworks to experience the science museum in an after-dark environment.

Visitors on the night will be able enjoy interactive exhibitions such as Explore-a-saurus and Sportsworks, take part in science demonstrations, learn about the science of wine and experience a celestial mind trip through our galaxy in the Melbourne Planetarium, hosted by Astronomer Dr Tanya Hill.

“The concept of Big Kids’ Night Out is to provide adults the chance to tap into their inner child and let them have a bit of fun,” said Frances Haire, Science Program Manager, Scienceworks.

“Scienceworks is nearly 20 years old, so an evening event is the perfect chance for people who came as children to relive that memory – or for those who have never visited Scienceworks to come and experience it for the first time.

“Of course, aside from being about having fun, it’s a great way to remind people that science isn’t just for kids, and that Scienceworks is a place for lifelong learning – whether it is for children, adults, parents or students.”

Scienceworks’ regular programming has been tailored for the night including science shows that demonstrate the acidity and density of different types of alcohol and how these theories apply to making the perfect layered cocktail.

Big Kids' Night Out is a new initiative that forms part of a growing suite of adult programs presented at Scienceworks, with the Melbourne Planetarium running a number of evening lectures and screenings throughout February, March and August each year.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the night.

           Big Kids' Night Out
           Date: Saturday 5 November
           Time: 7pm – 10pm
           Cost: Adults $18, Concession $14 (includes entry to Scienceworks, Explore-a-saurus, the Melbourne Planetarium and one complimentary beer, wine or soft drink)

Public Transport:
Scienceworks is located 10 minutes walk from Spotswood station. Take either the Williamstown or Werribee line from Flinders Street Station (trains depart Flinders Street approximately every 10 minutes, trains depart Spotswood approximately every 20 minutes – for timetables visit http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/)

To purchase tickets, phone 9392 4800 or visit http://museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks/  - please click on the Evening Events category

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