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SCIENCEWORKS

Opening Hours

Daily 10am–4.30pm
Closed Good Friday
and Christmas Day

Where to find us

Scienceworks
2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015

What's on

A number of drinking straws in bright colours in front of a black background. The straws are joined together in a branching pattern resembling tree branches or forks of lightning.

School holiday activities

Enjoy the holidays with a range of hands on, creative and immersive activities and tours.

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A number of drinking straws in bright colours in front of a black background. The straws are joined together in a branching pattern resembling tree branches or forks of lightning.

Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply

An incredible neon canopy that evolves every day inspired by nature’s rules and patterns – and grown by you!

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Space pictures on a blue background

Yuri’s Night

Celebrate humanity’s achievements in space with an evening of explorations, shows, and stargazing. Adults-only event

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Dwarf star surround by a gaseous planetary nebula

Cub Scout Astronomers

A specifically tailored evening for Cub Scouts to help obtain the Level 1 Space Badge.

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Industrial Pump

Cub Scout Engineers

A program designed for Cub Scouts to achieve the Level 1 Engineering Badge with a visit to Scienceworks.

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Space with stars visible and a nebula – clouds of colourful gas

Discover the Night Sky

Explore the incredible wonders of the Universe in the Melbourne Planetarium with Dr Tanya Hill.

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Two girls making a light-up card with a Scienceworks' staff member in Test Lab.

Test Lab

Don't miss Test Lab - a temporary, pop-up, making and tinkering experience for older kids.

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A lightning strike illuminates the sky near the Thevenard silos at Ceduna, South Australia.

Bolt from the Blue

From blue jets to red sprites, anvil lightning to St Elmo's Fire, explore the remarkable properties and mysteries of lightning.

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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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Stars in the night sky

Capturing the Cosmos

All-sky astronomy is a new way of looking at the sky to better understand our Universe!

Planetarium