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2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
+61 3 9392 4800
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We have visited here a few years ago and we loved it and were looking forward to going back... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Make sure you visit the old pumping station

When we last visited they had an interactive laser show which was by far the best part of the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glen M
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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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  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
+61 3 9392 4800

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have visited here a few years ago and we loved it and were looking forward to going back. Unfortunately only about 1/3 of the exhibits were open due to renovations (it was still the same price though). If we had been told this when...More

Thank Allison230
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we last visited they had an interactive laser show which was by far the best part of the day. The main building has pretty much the same exhibits from one visit to the next. The planetarium is nearly always booked out way ahead of...More

Thank Glen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of things to do for kids. You can spend whole day over there. Fantastic facilities. my daughter enjoyed in sports section. Future science section have lots of cool activities for kids and adult. Planetarium show was great and lighting show was fun. Make sure...More

Thank RajKTR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads to do and filled in 4.5hrs. Great value for money. The planetarium show was amazing and the lightning display was worth watching. The kids had so much fun

Thank Cameron D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a spare morning in Melbourne and decided to pay a visit to the Scienceworks. Admission was free for children but you have to pay extra for special shows including the Planetarium, the Lightning show and the Light show. Unfortunately we only had the...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG. We had the most wonderful night. I got to watch my daughter meet her tribe. She just belonged there. They were all so amazing, intelligent and inspiring. And Hayley thrived in that space. She also got to meet her first astronaut. This was a...More

Thank Kylie T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family visit (mum, dad and 8yo). 8yo had a ball. Did he read anything - no. Was he interested in the displays that didn't involve him - no. He loved the 'design a future you' interactive game and some of the sports things. He had...More

Thank Twoin F
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Its a good place to go with the kids. Ideally from age 2 to primary school age. Food is very average and overpriced like most attractions. Service level is good from the staff who are always happy to help. Plenty of interactive activities and play...More

Thank noahroh
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We entered as grandparents of 2 young school children who live in country NSW 12 HOURS drive away. What would happen ? A very enjoyable day where our minds and bodies were kept busy for several hours. With many groups of school children there ,...More

Thank John B
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Its an interesting place to visit but there are just so many families that its hard to see and touch everything on offer. We ended up walking away from many things because we couldn't b bothered waiting around with people pushing in. If ut was...More

Thank Itsmyopinion123
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April 25, 2015|
Response from Beck and Steven X |
Hi Fiona, There is so much to see & do with all the lights & moving attractions as well as an area upstairs suitable for the 'little ones' that at 17 months old he/she would enjoy it. However just the very nature of the... More
January 4, 2015|
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Response from swedish_au | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The best place would be kids area upstairs I think. There are a lot of tactile areas both upstairs and downstairs, so start on the ground floor and try it all. I think If you allocate an hour or so for exploring... More