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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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Good children activity centre for rainy day!

This place has been a very popular outing for children over a long period of time. Over the years it had also updated some of the activities and display. During one of the wettest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Qisiang R
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are at science works with my 2yo and 8yo with a large group of school mums. The todler is hard work at the best of times but when a science works syaffer told me she can't eat the popped corn she was eating as she was sitting in her pram because it might get on the museum artifacts. Try... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been a very popular outing for children over a long period of time. Over the years it had also updated some of the activities and display. During one of the wettest days during Melbourne's recent raining period, we came here for a good three hours of "hands-on" fun with two young children. As we arrived just after... More 

Thank Qisiang R
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful interactive science museum with lots of cool activities for kids - design your own car, operate a crane in a ball room, ride a virtual snowboard, find your weight in gold etc. The lightning room is highly recommended - very entertaining and informative show. If you want to be an audience participant, sit towards the middle of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sportsworks was really cool. We raced against Cathy Freeman and competed with each other who can jump the highest, or stretch the furthest. But it was really crowded when we arrived shortly after 12 noon. Lots of different school groups. We went for the planetarium show (capturing the cosmos) at 2.30pm. And viola! After the show, Sportsworks was practically deserted.... More 

Thank nlaykhim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of hands on things to do for all ages. My kiddo seemed to enjoy himself, as did I. Very wet day, so didn't play outside. But the Sports section would tire out most kids. 🙂

Thank Katrin E
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Adelaide and remembering a similar place at Wayville - it was a must see on our list. My kids who bore easily were amused for about 95 minutes with different see try and do activities. The lightning show was cool however seemed under whelming comsidering the size of the cage. Well priced activity thats a little out of... More 

Thank Julian M
Mackay, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way too many school groups literally running around for us to enjoy it. As a suggestion, limit school bookings so that the general public can enjoy/be able to get near exhibits/activities! $14 for adults is crazy given the fact we couldn't get near anything to look! Plus the amount of unruly school groups (supervision non existent from teachers or scienceworks... More 

Thank Nickkkers
Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scienceworks was amazing we all had so much fun. Our girls wanted to do everything as did their father and myself. Wishing we had more time to explore everything, would be more than happy to go back the whole thing was positive from start to end.

Thank Luong16
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is only suitable for children under the age of 14. A lot of the exhibits are interactive. Unless you come here during school holidays I cannot imagine you'd have to queue. Coming here varies between a half day and full day activity. I recommend you pack your lunch. Staff here are friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 

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