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A jumble of small alligator clips

Make Meet Repeat

Make, mingle and pick up some fresh skills at our Test Lab tinkering space during this adults-only event.

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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?

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!

Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

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

light with movement


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.

1950s powerboat in the museum's collection store

Collection Store tours

See where and how we keep the museum's immense historical collection.

Disk with jet

Black Holes

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


Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

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International Day of Planetaria 2017

Join us for an out-of-this-world day on Sunday 12 March for International Day of Planetaria 2017!

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