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Little Kids' Day In: Movers & shakers

Get fresh, twist & sprout!  Explore healthy living with a feast of performances and active play.  

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Listening to the Universe

Answer the call of the Universe – discover the science, stories and poetry of the stars.

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Girl and woman

Lego robotics and coding workshop

Delve deep into LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robots in this intensive workshop.

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Two children steering a ship in an exhibition

Little Sparks

An early years STEM workshop to inspire your little learner to think big.

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Student teams watch keenly as their unique bridge design is tested

Aurecon Bridge Building Competition

Over 50 teams of year 8 and 9 students from across Victoria put their unique bridge designs to the test.

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Black and white image of a woman's head and shoulders repeated in a circle in the centre of the frame

DarkLab

Bring a sense of wonder to an after-hours event series for thinkers, makers, stargazers and creators.

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Sphero Rollbot Workshop

Working in pairs, get hands on with Sphero® robots in this intensive workshop

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Four children gathered around a pegboard using pipes and channels to build a marble machine at Scienceworks.

The Incredible Marble Machine

Roll, tumble, loop, jump. What kooky machine will you create to get your marble from the top to the bottom?

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A boy sits on the floor with his family during a science show

Lego robotics workshop

Working in pairs, get hands on with robots in this intensive workshop.

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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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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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screenshot from Solar System Odyssey

Solar System Odyssey

Join Jack Larson on a wild ride through our Solar System as he searches for a new world to call home.

Sessions during school hours may include school groups. 

Planetarium
Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

exhibition
Church of the Good Shepherd under the Milky Way

Winning Sky Photos

Winning Sky Photos is an exhibition of the top entries from the 2016 David Malin Awards astrophotography competition.

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Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

Planetarium Session times unavailable
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 – and it's happening in Australia!

Planetarium
girl, robot and boy

Tilt

When the seasons go crazy Annie and Max must set things right and discover a new angle on the world.

Planetarium
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.

Planetarium
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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Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

Take a trip to the far reaches of space, with our Scienceworks presenters as your tour guide.

Planetarium
light with movement

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.

Planetarium
four men in front of a pumping engine

Pumping Station tours

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

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1950s powerboat in the museum's collection store

Collection Store tours

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

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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.

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A boy racing his solar powered boat against others

Victorian Model Solar Vehicle Challenge

Join primary and secondary school teams as they race their vehicles to see who is the 'fastest under the sun'.

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Disk with jet

Black Holes

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

Planetarium
Four avatars

The Problem with Pluto

When is a planet not a planet?

Planetarium Session times unavailable
hand overlaid on a night sky illustration

Stories in the Stars

A new way – the oldest way – of looking at the night sky.

Planetarium
Two girls using the Cathy Freeman interactive In Sportworks

Sportsworks

Stretch your mind and your muscles.

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