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Scienceworks

2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
613 9392 4800
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As featured in Melbourne for young kids
Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Spotswood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Science Museums
Owner description: Scienceworks makes science an adventure! Through our changing exhibitions, programs and shows, Scienceworks is the perfect day out for curious minds... more » Owner description: Scienceworks makes science an adventure! Through our changing exhibitions, programs and shows, Scienceworks is the perfect day out for curious minds and active bodies! Inside: Imagine tomorrow today in the interactive and innovative Think Ahead exhibition; Take the sporting challenge and learn about the science behind moving your body; Designed especially for 3 - 8 year olds create your own city in Nitty Gritty Super City exhibition; Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium; Learn about electricity and lightning through spectacular demonstrations in the Lightning Room; Go on a guided tour of the historic Spotswood Pumping Station; Discover the evolution of Spotswood in the Spotswood Industrial Heritage Walk (mobile tour), and that's just start! « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Visited again in July. The kids love the mini city on the first floor and even though they have been there so many times, it never gets old. We find that the exhibits change often. You have the sports science section that remains the same. The exhibits are very interactive and keeps the kids occupied. It's amazing to see them... More

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A great interactive museum but requires more funding. Some of the exhibitions have been here for years. A great first visit for the kids but wished it was changed up a bit more often.

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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you are from Canberra then you have most likely been to Questacon, well it's like that but personally I think its better, My 3 year old love the toddler play area on the first floor, much bigger and better than mini Q at Questacon. to get there take the train on the Werribee line (PLatform 10 and Flinders Station)... More

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Mildura, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Have just been to Scienceworks again this holidays, have been numerous times & the kids just love it. We did pay to see the Rescue exhibition, we didn't enjoy or think this was as good as the previous exhibitions we have seen there, the last one was the circus and the the one before was star wars. We did see... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm twenty two years old, and I was ready and willing to push past kids to have a go at shooting a netball in to a hoop, or testing my balance and strength. I went during school holidays, so I'm going to assume there was an ifinite amount more children than usual (so try and go on a day when... More

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melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

15 years ago I first brought my eldest son here. Was a regular for many years but its been a few years since our last visit as we moved away. This time came with 3 children aged 4-9. Arrived after lunch so missed morning crowds, but still quite busy. Didn't check out special exhibits or planetarium due to cost, but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We took our two boys 4 and 6 and had a ball :-) although its not huge, there is certainly plenty to do to keep the kids amused. Adults were $12 & Kids Free. Worth a visit although it basically never changes as it was almost the same to 3 years ago.

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Hobart, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Taxi driver told us about this, we even took our friends from Melbourne with us! We (ALL) had a great time doing the science activities - tip get there early to beat the crowds, taxi from centre of Melbourne was about $25, when it's time to go allow a good 1/2 hour for taxi to come and pick you up.... More

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Sydney
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Short train ride to spotswood (15 min) from city, then 10 minute walk to location. It's located in an industrial area but wow when you enter it's like another world! My children did not want to leave! Everything is hands on, 3 levels of science, fun, interaction and the highlight was the planetarium movie! Loved this place, so worth a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was our first visit to Scienceworks, visiting from interstate. I took my 4 children, ages 5-12. While it would appear there are lots of activities to do, the place was overrun by out of control, pushy children. So aside from waiting for some time to have a go on the different activities, it was very difficult to experience most... More

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