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Scienceworks

2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
+61 3 9392 4800
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Great outing - rain or shine

We've been to Scienceworks with the kids a number of times over the past 5-7 years. No matter how... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Avi Z
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Melbourne, Australia
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Fun but crazy busy!

Queued for 30 minutes to get in (school holidays, cold rainy day!) Had a 9 & 5 year old. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cheryl w
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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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!
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've been to Scienceworks with the kids a number of times over the past 5-7 years. No matter how old, the kids always have fun, experience and learn something new each time. Highly recommended for families with young kids who love to touch, feel, see,...More

Thank Avi Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Queued for 30 minutes to get in (school holidays, cold rainy day!) Had a 9 & 5 year old. Lots of waiting - but kids on the whole (supervised by parents) were good at taking turns. Everything is hands-on which the kids loved - not...More

Thank cheryl w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As far as museums go it's not exactly on my top 10, the displays are at best "ok" The interactive components are definitely its top features, so are very fun for young children. Price is very reasonable as children under 14 are free and adults...More

Thank Gino C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out for kids of any age, plenty of interactive exhibits. Young kids will like the Nitty gritty city, while older kids will enjoy sports works and the technology exhibits. Great value for money, some of the exhibits are out dated and few not...More

Thank Kelvin T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit sceptical to go because sometimes science museums are boring. BUT, not this one..!! it is really well planned and organized. Has a lot of futuristic conceptual displays and activities. Sports science is fun and keeps kids involved. The main attraction (though...More

Thank Sach15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my grandson's favourite place to visit. It is a bit out of the way and best to travel by taxi if you don't have a car. Variety of activities and challenges for all ages. Easy to spend many hours here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon here with family. Were lucky to arrive in time for the lightening show. Good if your child will sit for 30 mins but make sure they have been to the WC beforehand as you can't get back in again once show has...More

Thank swissmrs2016
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times travelling 600 km from country Victoria. It is a great place for kids and challenges them to put the science into everyday life happenings. Measuring force, strength, distance, weight, and all the ways it is applied in medicine, sport,...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Scienceworks is lots of fun. There are many activities you can do and it is a place that will cater for all ages. There is also a kids area upstairs. Scienceworks also gives you a bit of insight as to what the future could be...More

Thank James R
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Went on school excursion to Scienceworks. Very busy with lots of school groups. Lots of activities to do but queues are long- so kids missed out. Grumpy older staff members. We loved the planetarium. The guy was brilliant. Scienceworks is great for kids under 10....More

Thank luckykids5
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FionaUganda
April 25, 2015|
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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
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MuckMuck15
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
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