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School holiday activities

Come and explore how robots may change your everyday life!

Rolling spider minidrone

Robots Redefined

Learn about robots in this entertaining live show.

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.


Basic Robotics Workshops

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

Advanced Robotics Workshops

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

Ready Steady Rollbot

Roll on up to test out our Rollbots!

A boy lies on the floor on his stomach. In his right hand he holds a Sphero robot, a sphere about the size of a tennis ball. His left hand is using an iPad tablet application to program the robot.

Sphero Rollbot Workshop

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

Boy with brightly coloured cogs

Get into gear

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

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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.



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.

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.

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.


Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

Planetarium Session times unavailable