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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.

Boy with brightly coloured cogs

Get into gear

Investigate how gears and wheels work with this hands-on activity.

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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?


Tools of the Trade

Experience the industrial art of Jason Waterhouse inside our Collection Store.

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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!

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.

Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

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

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.

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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light with movement


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

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.

Two girls using the Cathy Freeman interactive In Sportworks


Stretch your mind and your muscles.

Disk with jet

Black Holes

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

girl, robot and boy


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

Sessions during school hours may include school groups.

Planetarium Session times unavailable
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 Session times unavailable
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 Session times unavailable

Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

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

Little Kids' Day In

A fun day for kids aged 5 and under, their parents and carers.

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Museum Members

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