Think Ahead

Think Ahead Daily, Now Showing
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

What will our future be like?

What will our cities look like in the future? How will new materials change our houses, cities and clothes? What will we eat? How will we use the space around Earth?

Think Ahead is an exhibition about advances in science and technology across ten themes - communication; medicine and health; music and sound; food; natural systems; transport; space; cities; daily life; and money. With more than 200 museum objects from the past, the present and the speculative future, Think Ahead blends innovative technology with hands-on experiences to inspire you to research, think creatively and share your ideas.


Event Type: Permanent Exhibition

Daily, Now Showing
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Included with museum entry.
Museum Members receive FREE general museum entry.

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belle 6 October, 2013 10:42
this is very interesting but where is this exhibition located in the museum so I can go look at it when I go to science works.
MVBookings 16 October, 2013 11:25
Think Ahead will be the very first exhibition you encounter as you enter Scienceworks. We look forward to seeing you there.
Lachlan 16 November, 2013 21:55
how long will this exhibition
Discovery Centre 17 November, 2013 11:18
Hi Lachlan. This exhibition is a new permanent exhibition, so you can count on it being around for quite a while yet!
Megan Wheelhouse 28 November, 2013 19:38
I am a MV Member and interested in going to the member viewing in January, but I need to know if this is an exhibition suitable for a 5 year old and 3 year old. Many thanks
Anonymous 23 December, 2013 11:02
What are the ages?
MV Customer Contact Centre 24 December, 2013 11:08
The exhibition is designed with 7 to 13 year olds in mind, however, adults and younger children will also find interest in the various exhibits and interactives on display.
Leonie Lang 21 January, 2014 15:01
This year, the theme "Food for the future: Science feeding the world" has been chosen for the Science Talent Search, a competition run by the Science Teachers Association of Victoria. It is also the theme for National Science Week, so the Food section will be a very useful resource for students who are doing projects related to this theme.
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Helen 23 January, 2014 17:40
Went today to see the new exhibit. Kids loved it, particularly being able to email their new car design and alien home. Would love to see an app or something interactive on the website that links today's experiences with some sort of action eg seeing the latest cars showing in the exhibit or making their alien dance at home. Thank you for a great day out.
Walter Rodrigues 24 January, 2014 11:08
At Scienceworks today with the kids, very busy but well done to the staff, Michelle and Leonara helped me with membership, thank you, looking forward to the shows.
Kate 11 March, 2014 14:46
Hello, my 3yo nephew and 6yo niece will be visiting from Perth next week and I would love to take them to the planetarium to see a show. Could you let me know if there is a specific planetarium show that would be appropriate for both their ages. Thank you. Kate
MVBookings 11 March, 2014 14:56

Hi Kate.  Thanks for your question.  Tycho to the Moon is appropriate for ages 3 to 8 years old.  You can find more information about this Planetarium show here.  Please note, bookings are strongly recommended on weekends to avoid disappointment!


Tommy 24 August, 2014 12:28
I love all of the stuff at scienceworks
Crsystal 17 January, 2015 10:27
How long will this exhibition take to look at?
Karen 7 July, 2015 11:45
Visited the Tyrannosaur and Think Ahead exhibits yesterday and they were excellent but my 2 sons were a little disappointed not to see the interactive robot in operation.
Lina 31 October, 2015 09:29
Is this permanent exhibition need to buy ticket extra or only the general entry ticket can be used in this area ?
mvbookings 2 November, 2015 09:27

Hi Lina,

Think Ahead is a permamant exhibition and entry is covered by the General Entry ticket to Scienceworks.