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Address: 2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia
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+61 3 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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Fun For All!

What a place... my friend and I took our 3 year olds, we spent the whole day smiling and rushing from each activity to the next. So many fun things to do for all ages. I just... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mychelle E
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place... my friend and I took our 3 year olds, we spent the whole day smiling and rushing from each activity to the next. So many fun things to do for all ages. I just loved it and so did my son. Especially all the physical demonstrations that you can participate in. Will go back again very soon... More 

Thank Mychelle E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 7 year old daughter loved her visit. So much to see and do. Keep the kids busy for hours. Extra add ons like lightning room or planetarium available

Thank NickyAkers
Adelaide, Australia
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a hands on experience for big and little kids alike. You will have fun and learn things as well. Showed my grandson - 6 year old how to write his name in binary. He grasped it very quickly. The two grandsons loved the place. Lots to do and Grandpa had free entry as well as the grandkids. Good... More 

Thank Wolfgang H
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to kill time. Planetarium is a must see. We saw the show Capturing the cosmos and it was great.

Thank Mery148
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I do hope management take note that this place had not changed in decades. It is run down and filthy. Attractions are missing pieces and are outdated. Please have a look at some of kids science museums in our neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and take notes on what a science museum should be like. These are appalling standards... More 

Thank akica
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

As a student teacher and nanny I get free entry into science works so have attended numerous occasions. The quality of science works continues to disintegrate for younger budding scientists. Nitty Gritty city is dirty, run down and over crowded, was too many old attractions that are missing pieces, dirty, or simply out of order. There is a general lack... More 

Thank Lauren S
Leura, Australia
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

It had been a couple of years since visiting scienceworks museum, and we were disappointed. Like most people, we went during school holidays, and parking was an issue. We eventually found a spot on the road a short walk away. As we wanted to see the 2pm planetarium show (capturing the cosmos), I'd booked our tickets online. The planetarium shows... More 

Thank shebe43
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42 reviews
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

We have been coming to Scienceworks for many years with our grandkids of various ages. Welcoming staff and updated displays/experiences ensure we can come back often. Great to see how the displays are kid friendly and challenging but with an underlying educational value. Able to visit the planetarium and other extra experiences whilst on site. The only aspect that could... More 

Thank 525maxwellh
Melbourne, Australia
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2,396 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 441 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

It's school holidays and Scienceworks is full of primary-school aged children; they are having a riot of a time. There are lots of science-oriented games to keep them amused. Most adults are mothers with young children in tow. Adults will not find much to keep themselves entertained, but the kids love Scienceworks. Concession card holders have free entry. It's eay... More 

Thank Jeffry B
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Great family day out with the kids. Really educational displays that were as informative as they were interactive. Easy way to spend 4-5 hours with the kids

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