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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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Great place to spend a few hours

As locals & museum members my kids grew up here. Recently we had a 5 year old to entertain so a visit to Nitty Gritty Super City was a must. I don't think it is as good as it used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As locals & museum members my kids grew up here. Recently we had a 5 year old to entertain so a visit to Nitty Gritty Super City was a must. I don't think it is as good as it used to be but it is still great fun. Fortunately for us there were also mini steam train rides and this... More 

Thank Birt1964
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Scienceworks is located in the suburb of Spotswood, Victoria & I am not ashamed to say that my family is thrilled to have such an absolutely awesome facility so close to our home as that means we can go back again, and again, and again.... & have done for years now. [ Known for being an Autism - Friendly Museum... More 

Thank Beck and Steven X
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were some cool aspects to this place but it was hard to enjoy any of them with the 200 kids running chaotically running around. Fortunately we had our student ID's with us so we didn't have to pay for entry. Still don't think it was worth the money it costed to transit there.

Thank Chris D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The robotics workshop was excellent. An intriduction to Lego EV3 and programming with different sensors. Great help from staff. Then lunch (incl gluten free and lactose free food - salads- available) and the general exhibition which was superb. 11yr old lapped it up! Great day out.

Thank Richard T
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we visited with babies ~1 year old, it was still enjoyable for them discovering and playing. Great for young and old. There was an Alice in Wonderland exhibit on which suited the babies well. Try to visit outside school holidays or school visiting hours during the week, to avoid the crowds.

Thank tristy2010
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Scienceworks last week with our 2 year old. I found there was a lot there she could do and understand, we had a great time, and could still get value from some displays even though she wasnt the right age for them. Big downside.. Scienceworks opens at 10am and we needed to leave by 12pm for my... More 

Thank Crazylittlething_82
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Barra G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Moguai_Australia
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 July 7, 2016

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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