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“Good for kids and their adults” 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!
Melbourne, Australia
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“Good for kids and their adults”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Loads of interactive activities. The Lightning show is great. Make sure you add the plalnetarium. Eat there or take a picnic

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“Planetarium a Must!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We went with a few families with young children (ages 1 to 4). We arrived at 11 a.m. and stayed until closing time. It's a great place for little kids. At no time were they bored.

Positives:
- My little one loved the sports gallery where most of the exhibits are interactive, e.g. you could test your reaction time, race your friends down a simulated track measuring speed and time, test your cricket and basketball skills, etc.

- The house secrets exhibition was amazingly designed to give you the feel you were in a funky house. The theme was how everyday household items worked, e.g. how much water to flush the toilet. My child particularly liked watching the videos of rotting fruit! Lol

- Super City - a mini city for the kids, with a pretend cafe, wall building, wharf and so on

- Planetarium - you a few dollars extra but it's worth it. I won't describe it and spoil the experience

Visited November 2012
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“Great Place to take young children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I love science works. My four year old son asks to go there and as we are members, we go often. I especially love the carnival of science exhibition at the moment, which explains the science of circus and carnival tricks. You can lie on a bed of nails, run through a maze of mirrors and all sorts of other fun things. Science works has a cafe for parents to get a coffee and revive before taking the kids back in. The sports exhibition is also a favorite and my son loves to run/race against Cathy Freeman.

Visited June 2013
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“Kids heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

Scienceworks is a great way to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours. Every display is interactive which makes it fantastic for inquisitive minds. The kids (3,6,8) absolutely loved walking around seeing how things worked. The staff were really nice and helpful. The sports exhibit was great however was overrun by several school groups, so be prepared for pushy uncontrolled children. We payed extra to visit the carnival of science which wasn't much to look at from an adults point of view, but an hour and half later the Kids were exhausted. This place certainly isn't a world leader however the kids didn't complain. Teenagers may not find it quite as interesting.

Visited June 2013
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“Interactional Displays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The Science Museum is a favourite with the dads because it is full of gadgets that make noises and go 'whirrr!' The kids love it too. And there is a coffee shop for mum should she want to escape and take a few quiet minutes for herself.
It is located over the West Gate Bridge and to the left about 15 minutes from the city. Afterwards drive down to Williamstown and have fish and chips on the beach.
The displays are continually being updated.
A good day out for families.

Visited June 2013
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