School holiday activities



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
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Help Scienceworks celebrate the launch of our brand new exhibition Freewheeling with a Spring holiday program exploring the science of movement!

Spend a day exploring Scienceworks and enjoy lots of special activities, exhibitions and science shows! 

Full Program

Test Lab

Join the tinkers in Test Lab to think with your hands and build cool creations.

Included with museum entry ticket. Sign-up on arrival. Strictly limited to 10-15 years old.

Details Dates & Times
Build a wind-powered machine with a moving scene. We'll give you the basic pieces, you decide what you want your whirligig to do!
17–22 Sept 2016
11am–12.15pm, 1pm–2.15pm, 2.30pm–3.45pm
Thingamajig Design Challenge
Lift, grab, extend! You’ll use everyday materials, a few clues, and your ingenuity to design a device to complete a challenge.
23–27 Sept 2016
11am–11.45am, 12pm–12.45pm, 2pm–2.45pm, 3pm–3.45pm
Homemade Arcade
Design and build your own mini pinball machine!
28–2 Oct 2016
11am–12pm, 1pm–2pm, 2.30pm–3.30pm

Activities and Events

Included with museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Community Safety Day Thursday 29 Sept, 10am-3pm
Re-Inventing the Wheel - science show Daily, 12pm and 2pm
Get into gear activity Daily, 12.30pm–2.30pm
Virtual Goalie
The Virtual Goalie interactive returns very soon to Sportsworks! We look forward to showing you the new active 3D technology featured in the exhibit. Thanks to the participation of Football Federation Victoria’s best young soccer players, the new Virtual Goalie will be a must-see experience for our visitors.
Daily, 10am–4.30pm


Included with museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Pumping Station tours  Daily, 11am and 1pm
Collection Store tours  Daily, 12pm and 2pm

Planetarium shows

Additional to museum entry ticket

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

Lightning Room show

Additional to museum entry ticket

Details Dates & Times
Lightning Room Revealed Daily, 11am, 1pm, 2pm 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.

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