Little Sparks



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
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Early Years Workshops

We know that all little kids are natural scientists and problem solvers. 

Inspire your little learner to think big and nurture their curiosity for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with us.

Led by a Scienceworks educator, join us for workshops that explore different STEM topics and encourage children to use their senses to observe, question, predict and investigate the wonders of the world and everyday life.

In a play-based learning setting, you and your little one will listen to stories, sing songs, participate in exciting hands-on STEM challenges and share discoveries.

Connect with your child, other parents, grandparents and caregivers at Scienceworks for a standing playdate. 


Creepy Crawly Code-a-pillar
Monday 20 March

Explore the world of mini-beasts – bugs, creepy crawlies and Code-a-Pillars!

Your little critter will become a mini zoologist as they explore concepts of metamorphosis, insect anatomy and classification. Along with storytelling and songs, we shine a light under insect resin specimens from our museum collection, bring out the magnifying glasses and ask what makes an insect an insect?

Then we try planning, sequencing, problem solving and critical thinking using the Code-a-PillarTM caterpillar toy.  Children try their hand at arranging and connecting segments in various combinations to send the Code-a-Pillar on different paths.  Can it zig-zag?  Can it crawl through your legs? You code, you decide!

Suitable for 3 – 5 years.

To find out more, join the Little Sparks Facebook Event.

Please note that parents/carers are expected to participate in the workshop. Recommended maximum of two children per parent/carer. Children aged under 3 are welcome to attend the workshop with their participating older sibling and parent/carer.