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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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Nice afternoon

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

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 Attractions are missing pieces and are outdated.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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Tubby72
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place, so interesting for adults & children, enough to keep them busy for at least half a day, probably even longer with the 2 shows, excellent value for money as kids go free (apart from the shows $10 for both) Loads of interactive activities, the kids had so much fun, then upstairs to really great indoor play... More 

Thank Damo25
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son loved the test lab area and the lightening show. We also went to the planetarium and had fun with the 3D printer. We were there for about 5 hours and we all had a great time. A fantastic day out for the family!

Thank Kathy W
Reservoir, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Scienceworks had always been a favourite of mine, and this recent trip the place lived up to its standards. Great fun and easily spent the whole day there, including the planetarium and lightning room shows!

Thank jayme278

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