School holiday activities



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
What's On

Over the summer holidays, we're rolling out the robots, rollbots and drones in workshops, activities and shows that will challenge and inspire your children and maybe even yourself!

Book into one of our Lego or Sphero Robotics Workshops where you’ll learn how robots move, sense their environment, and ‘think.’

Find out how your skills stack up against a robot in our Robots Redefined show or try your hand at manoeuvring a spherical robot in our Ready Steady Rollbot activity – both are included free with museum entry.

And don’t forget to say hello to the robots and droids in our collection – C-3PO, R2-D2 and K9 amongst others – in our Think Ahead gallery.

Plus there are our always stellar planetarium shows, electrifying Lightning Room shows, hands-on exhibitions and plenty of other things to check out.

Full Program

Robot workshops

Bookings essential for workshops. Additional to museum entry ticket.

Details Dates & Times
Lego robotics workshop
Suitable ages 6–9 
Mondays in January (9–23)
Saturday 21 January

Lego robotics and coding workshop
Suitable ages 8–14
Wednesdays in January
Sphero Workshop (Members only)
Suitable ages 8–14

Tuesdays in January

Saturday 21 January

Robot activities

Included with museum entry ticket.

Details Dates & Times
Robots Redefined
Suitable all ages
1–30 January
Daily, 12.15pm–12.35pm
Ready Steady Rollbot
Suitable ages 6 and up
1–30 January
Daily, 1pm–3pm


Included with museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Pumping Station tours  Daily, various times
Collection Store tours  Daily, various times

Planetarium shows

Additional to museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Tycho to the Moon Daily, 12pm
Tilt Daily, 1pm
Stories in the Stars Daily, 2pm
Capturing the Cosmos Daily, 3pm

Lightning Room show

Additional to museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Lightning Room Revealed Daily, 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Don't forget to visit our permanent exhibitions Think Ahead, Nitty Gritty Super City and Sportsworks.

Accessible via public transport (just hop on the Williamstown line), or come by car and park all day for $3. Grab lunch at our onsite cafeteria or bring your own and picnic to have in the sun on the arena and enjoy a day of science exploration.