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“Great for yound and old” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scienceworks

Scienceworks
2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
613 9392 4800
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Spotswood
Type: Museums, Science Museums
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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!
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“Great for yound and old”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Lots here for children to see and do. It's a hands on museum and the planetarium and lightening rooms are a must. Adults will love this place too as it'll awaken the child within.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great day out for the kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Take the kids on the ferry to scienceworks for a great day out. Lots of interactive exhibits, and the journey across the water is a bonus attraction. It can also be accessed by car, or by train to Newport station.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“The Little Kids & Big Kids Love It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Whoever dreamed up the idea of Scienceworks Museum needs a big pat on the back. It is amazing and always changing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Suitable for all ages”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

It is always very busy, particularly during school holidays. You are requested to book in advance for any special lectures or video.

I was a little disappointed that staff did not better control access to all of the devices. Certain devices were monoplogised by older children, even teenagers.

Visited September 2012
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“Great exhibitions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Well worth a visit, especially when speacial exhibitions are on. Plenty of parking. Best to take your own food and sit outside as the cafeteria does not serve too may healthy food options.

Visited August 2012
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