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Detail of LightTime installation

LightTime

Illuminate your eyes, ears and mind.

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Boy and girl playing with the spinning top interactive

School holiday activities

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

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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 playing musical instrument

Little Sparks

Inspire your little learner to think big in these early years STEM workshops.

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Laser Maze and Forest

Make your way through our amazing laser maze and explore the mysterious laser forest with fun for all ages these holidays.

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Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow), Rio de Janeiro

Museum of Tomorrow

A rare opportunity to hear from leaders of Rio de Janeiro’s new museum, which puts forward one of the planet’s most powerful arguments for sustainability.

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1938 Engine House

Open House Melbourne

Explore the Spotswood Pumping Station, a feat of nineteenth-century engineering and icon of the West.

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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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A young boy stands smiling in a playground with a group of children sitting behind

Little Kids' Day In: First Peoples

Partnering with SNAICC, Scienceworks celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day.

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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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Global Gamble production
National Science Week

Global Gamble

Take a gamble on a fast-paced and hilarious show that investigates climate change and energy efficiency.

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Girl and woman

Lego robotics and coding workshop

Discover the power of LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robots and coding in this introductory workshop.

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

Discover the Night Sky

Enjoy a special evening with the stars at the Melbourne Planetarium with Museums Victoria’s resident astronomer Dr Tanya Hill. 

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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.

Cassini’s Grand Finale

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

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

Get rolling with Sphero robots in this introductory workshop – challenge your child and perhaps even yourself!

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Fulldome Showcase

Fulldome Showcase

Melbourne Planetarium's fulldome screenings are back for Melbourne International Film Festival.

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Artwork by Kit Webster

Night Light

Scienceworks opens late to highlight new experience LightTime along with DJs, drinks and artist talks.

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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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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

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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 – and it's happening in Australia!

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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.

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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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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.

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hild participating in the wind tunnel activities

Little Kids' Day In

Get immersed in an active day of play-based activities and storytelling.

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light with movement

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this 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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1950s powerboat in the museum's collection store

Collection Store tours

See highlights from our historic collection and discover some of Melbourne’s fascinating past.

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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.

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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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Two girls using the Cathy Freeman interactive In Sportworks

Sportsworks

Stretch your mind and your muscles.

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