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Star trails time lapse

AstroLight Festival

Astronauts and earthlings, experts and amateurs, family and friends unite for a night starring astronomy and light.

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Girl constructing a paper automaton

School holiday activities

Help Scienceworks celebrate the launch of our brand new exhibition Freewheeling with a Spring holiday program exploring the science of movement!

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.


Mechanical Mayhem

Come and join the fun as you build wild machines that can do almost anything.

Biomechanical Machines of Tomorrow

Create the machines of tomorrow! With artist and designer Stephen Mushin you will conceive radical, outlandish, even humorous biomechanical machines that could functionally exist in the not-so-distant future.

Bike Building

Bikes are an amazing invention, and with a little bit of know-how, you can build and fix them yourself!

Thursday Makers Club

Part of Test Lab – evening workshops for 10-15 year olds.

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

Little Kids' Day In

Creep, Crawl, Buzz! A fun day for kids aged 5 and under, their parents and carers.

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Jonti Horner standing in front of an image of Jupiter’s icy satellite Europe, one of the locations in the Solar System that might be a potential target in the search for life in coming decades.

Exoplanets & Life Elsewhere with Jonti Horner

Join astrobiologist Jonti Horner to hear about the exciting search for exoplanets – planets orbiting other stars – and life elsewhere.


Basic Robotics Workshops

Get hands-on with robots in this intensive workshop, exclusive to Museum Members!

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Advanced Robotics Workshops

Delve deep into LEGO® Mindstorms® in this intensive workshop - exclusive to Museum Members!

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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!

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.

Children with lego model of a city

Nitty Gritty Super City

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



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

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


A guide through ancient cultures and constellations, the birth and death of a star, and the inner workings of our Sun.

Planetarium Starts
girl, robot and boy


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

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.

A large red fire engine parked on a green lawn, in front of the Scienceworks building The Pumping Station.

Community Safety Day

Come along and learn how emergency services and other related organisations help keep our community safe.

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Close up of bike wheel

Re-Inventing the Wheel

Roll on up these school holidays to experience the wonderful world of wheels!

Jonti Horner standing in front of an image of Jupiter’s icy satellite Europe, one of the locations in the Solar System that might be a potential target in the search for life in coming decades.


Partake of the latest research into the mysteries of the universe with expert guest astronomers at the Melbourne Planetarium.

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Boy enjoying the wind tunnel activity of Little Kids Day In, Scienceworks, 2016

Aero Engineers

Create and then test out your own flying objects by launching them in a blustery wind tunnel.

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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.

Boy with brightly coloured cogs

Get into gear

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

Man with a stylus creating a digital image

Spontaneous Fantasia

Spontaneous Fantasia is a live virtual-reality musical experience for an entire audience.


Museum Members

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