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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, with drop-in tinkering, bookable workshops and a new Thursday Makers Club.

A girl wearing a red painting smock showing her paint-stained hands to the camera

Little Kids' Day In

Rain, Hail or Shine! A fun day for kids aged 5 and under, their parents and carers.

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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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!

A man stands looking up at the night sky

A Night of Awe and Wonder

Gain a new perspective & reclaim your sense of awe & wonder with astronomer Dr Tanya Hill & philosopher Dr Patrick Stokes.

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In a dark room, several sparks of bright electricity strike several objects.

Lightning Room Revealed

A special look behind-the-scenes of Scienceworks’ electrifying Lightning Room shows.



Freewheeling explores the story of over 140 years of cycling in Australia.

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Children with lego model of a city

Nitty Gritty Super City

In this mini-metropolis, the kids build and run the city.


Tools of Trade Installation

Artist Jason Waterhouse transforms industrial and everyday hand and power tools in a new installation for the Scienceworks Collection Store.

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four men in front of a pumping engine

Pumping Station tours

A tour filled with stories of old Melbourne and Victorian engineering feats.

1950s powerboat in the museum's collection store

Collection Store tours

See where and how we keep the museum's immense historical collection.

cartoon of a dog in a kennel

Tycho to the Moon

Meet Tycho, a dog who doesn’t just howl at the Moon, but wants to go there.

Two girls using the Cathy Freeman interactive In Sportworks


Stretch your mind and your muscles.

light with movement


Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this new Planetarium show.

Disk with jet

Black Holes

Imagine a place where time stands still and the known laws of physics don’t apply.

Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

Are you ready to take a trip to the far reaches of space?


Museum Members

Make wonder a part of every visit.  Join Museum Members.