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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
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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I am sure this place must be great during off peak periods so I am giving it 4 stars based on on how good it would be as an attraction for kids on a normal day. This was my first time taking the kids. I would avoid during school holidays like now. It's a madhouse. They do not have enough... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Ideal for school-aged kids, most of the activities are suitable for all ages as long as you're willing to release your inner child and not afraid to play around while getting some interesting info. The lightening and planetarium offer shows for adults and they have a half area for kids between 3 and 8 years.

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Hobart, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Four parent and four kids (6 months, 3, 7 and 11). All had a BALL. This place is as cheap as chips. Free for kids and only 10 Bucks for Adults. We went with the extras - Lightning Room (Kids $4.50 Adults $6) and the Planetarium (Kids $6 Adults $6) well worth the extra fundage. Wow, a full day is... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Since I visited last the whole exhibit area has been revamped. Certainly a place to intrigue and amuse for quite a few hours. The planetarium is great (small additional cost) but you need to pick your show as some are for children, others for adults. A surprising feature in the adjoining pumphouse. This pumped Melbourne's sewage and is full of... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Three families spent a day at Scienceworks. Six adults and six girls between the ages of 4 and 10 were entertained for 4 hours. The math exhibit was fun and a great learning opportunity for the kids. Our girls loved the section devoted to the future and loved designing their futuristic car. We also went to a show that explained... More

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Yes it was fun but it needs updating. Many things were broken and it was very busy to a point where my kids lost interest. Was a bit disappointed to be honest

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The new "future" exhibit was excellent. My kids (10 and 13) loved the interactive displays and emailed a car design and alien to me. Even though it was the school holidays and busy we didn't have to wait too long at any displays because the place is so big everyone spreads out. The sports section was still a hit and... More

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Beaconsfield, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We went mainly for the Lightening show and the Planetarium as my 2 nieces had been to 2 other Scienceworks in QLD. They still found this Scienceworks fun and interactive. The carnival display is interesting as well as the sport and sound areas. The lightening room was really informative and a great visual display. It's just long enough for the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We've been a few time and have purchased the annual family membership. Scienceworks is an incredible place for kids and adults alike. They definitely know how to make learning fun! We are lucky that we live only about 20 minutes away. It's a great way for families to have fun together. NEVER disappoints!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Went with 9 and 11 year old kids, and their 7 year old cousin, during school holidays. Kids really enjoyed the "new" exhibits since our last visit, spent a lot of time in the Think ahead zone, with lots of interactive activities (which you can email home). Also enjoyed the hands on challenges in the Maths section. Spent longer than... More

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