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A number of drinking straws in bright colours in front of a black background. The straws are joined together in a branching pattern resembling tree branches or forks of lightning.

School holiday activities

Enjoy the holidays with a range of hands on, creative and immersive activities and tours.

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A number of drinking straws in bright colours in front of a black background. The straws are joined together in a branching pattern resembling tree branches or forks of lightning.

Neon Nature: Divide and Multiply

An incredible neon canopy that evolves every day inspired by nature’s rules and patterns – and grown by you!

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Space pictures on a blue background

Yuri’s Night

Celebrate humanity’s achievements in space with an evening of explorations, shows, and stargazing. Adults-only event

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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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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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Space with stars visible and a nebula – clouds of colourful gas

Discover the Night Sky

Explore the incredible wonders of the Universe in the Melbourne Planetarium with Dr Tanya Hill.

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Tickets to the Universe

Part of the Discover the Night Sky series of astronomy classes.

The Milky Way

Part of the Discover the Night Sky series of astronomy classes.

Dark Energy

Part of the Discover the Night Sky series of astronomy classes.

Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Part of the Discover the Night Sky series of astronomy classes.

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.

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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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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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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!

Planetarium
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.

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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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Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

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

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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.

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light with movement

Starlight

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

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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.

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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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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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Two girls using the Cathy Freeman interactive In Sportworks

Sportsworks

Stretch your mind and your muscles.

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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.

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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.

Sessions during school hours may include school groups.

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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. 

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Four avatars

The Problem with Pluto

When is a planet not a planet?

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hand overlaid on a night sky illustration

Stories in the Stars

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

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Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

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Insect on girls' hand

Little Kids' Day In

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

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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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Women participating in a group exercise session

Mind-Body Fitness Series

Work your body as well as your mind at Scienceworks during these school holidays.

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