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Address: 2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
Phone Number: 613 9392 4800
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Scienceworks makes science an adventure!

Through our changing exhibitions,...

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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Adult or child you will love this place. So much to see and do. So interactive. We took our 3 grandchildren to Scienceworks during the school holidays as entry was free for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adult or child you will love this place. So much to see and do. So interactive. We took our 3 grandchildren to Scienceworks during the school holidays as entry was free for children. We booked on line and included one of the Planetarium shows (Tyco to the Moon) so it was $20.00 for us to get in and see the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here during school holidays and because entry is free for all except adults, the place was a mad house, with young children everywhere. I suspect it is more enjoyable for young children than older ones, with much of it aimed at a younger age group, but we still managed to enjoy the experience and saw most of the... More 

Thank Ben G
Benoni, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really disappointed by Scienceworks museum. It lacks variety and mind stimulating exibits. It is mainly focused around kids and there are just soo many kids and people there. So unless you are or have kids, not worth going.

Thank Caleb W
Melbourne, Victoria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Planetarium and the Lightning Room are worthwhile, but the rest of the exhibitions are suitable for young kids only, and don't really explain much science. The Sportsworks exhibition hasn't been updated for for a decade and really needs a do-over. Some of the more science-y displays are just cases filled with artefacts with a broadly unifying theme but missing... More 

Thank rdk1
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my children (aged 8,4 and 2) here during the Easter school holidays. The cost of entry is one of the cheapest places to get into, which is a huge bonus. We spent many hours here experiencing all the different areas and learning about many different topics. The kids (and me) loved the hands on activities and the fact... More 

Thank binda_83
Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit scienceworks every couple of years and it is always a great day out. This time I attended with my two primary aged children and my parents, one who uses a mobility scooter. We arrived between 11 and 12, with i minimal queue and they had tented in the entrance to cater for covering any extended queues. We opted... More 

Thank Naomi S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my 8yo and had a very good day. Much better than I anticipated. We spent the whole day, arriving at 10.30 and leaving at 5pm closing time. We could have stayed a little longer just to fit in the other holiday program items such as the Lightening Room and various shows. My daughter really liked the Alice In... More 

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Heyfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The kids had a fantastic day at Scienceworks. They loved the planetarium show. Our 5 year old is now absolutely fascinated with stars, planets and the universe after her visit. Fabulous to see. Quite interactive educational information which was great for our 5 year old. We will come again.

Thank 8BG8
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a fun place to visit even if you are not with children, if you stay for a little while to wait till the crowds of kids have moved on you can get a go on the interactive things yourself, I liked the sports part where you can test yourself though I am not much of a sports person.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Amazingly good adventure for a 4 year old and a 2 year old as well as the grandparents. Arrived at 10 am and we are still going 3 hours later. Keeping 2 young boys occupied for 3 hours in one place is generally not easy but at Scienceworks it is a breeze. Fun and informative. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Paul H

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