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Scienceworks

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

Faboulous exhibits. Lots of different rooms mean there is lots of different displays aimed at different ages Nitty gritty super city is where kids run the city including... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Barra G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Faboulous exhibits. Lots of different rooms mean there is lots of different displays aimed at different ages Nitty gritty super city is where kids run the city including weather, cafe, construction, recycling and more. A sporty area aimed at kids (5+) is great from giving tips from high level coaches to a climbing wall, running race track, interactive snowboard, judging... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous exhibits. So many interactive displays mean that all children regardles of their abilities could get involved and learn something. Lots of places to picnic outside with outsor playgrounds for kids too. Easy train ride and walk from the cbd, though i can reccomend returning to Southgate on the williamstown ferry for something a bit different and adventurous.

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Thank Moguai_Australia
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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 

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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.

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Melbourne, Victoria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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.

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