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About us

Opening Hours

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

Where to find us

Scienceworks
2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015

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When we opened Scienceworks in 1992, our vision was a place for young people to play with science. We linked Melbourne's industry, heritage and applied technology in one place: a new building looking across the arena to the century-old Pumping Station, all under the grand arc of the West Gate Bridge.

Today, Scienceworks is bursting with things to challenge curious minds of all ages. In just one visit, you can stroll among the gigantic machines that kept the city running, enjoy electrifying theatre in the Lightning Room, let your little ones roam safely in enclosed spaces, wander through our immersive exhibitions and drop into deep space in the Melbourne Planetarium.

Like our visitors, we're always asking questions. How does it work? Why does it do that? How is our world changing? Join us on an expedition to understand the mysteries of the universe and our everyday lives.