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Scienceworks is renowned science museum which administers the cultural and scientific collections of the State of Victoria.




Scienceworks is a world-renowned science museum full of things to challenge curious minds of all ages. With hands-on experiments, exhibitions, and activities, Scienceworld is perfect for inquisitive thinkers.


Exhibitions and Activities at Scienceworks


Some current exhibitions at Scienceworks include LightTime and Sportswork. LightTime is a mesmerising, interactive exhibition that uses lasers and LED screens to project holographic effects and creates entrancing light shows.


Sportsworks enables participants to stretch their mind and their muscles. Learn all about the science behind moving your body, as participants sprint against Cathy Freeman, row canoes, and race down the slopes in the snowboarding simulator.


Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together is a permanent exhibition for babies to five year olds, where young children can experiment and construct colourful puzzles, light up giant walls with different switches, and turn wall-spinners. Full of sensory discovery and construction play, this exhibition is bound to encourage little learners to think big and stay curious.


Guests also cannot miss the Lightning Room, which houses demonstrations about electricity and produces 3m lightning bolts and the Planetarium which encourages stargazing in the simulated display of the night sky.


Getting There and General Information


Located at 2 Booker Street Spotswood, Scienceworks is 20 min drive via the M1 from the Metro Apartments on Bank Place. Scienceworks is also accessible by public transport, with a train from Flinders Street Railway Station to Spotswood followed by a 9 min walk to ScienceWorld.


Scienceworks is open 10am-4:30pm every day except Good Friday and Christmas Day.


There is a café onsite, as well as BBQ facilities and picnic area.


There is also a gift shop full of crowd favourites like crystal growing and erupting volcano kits and other gizmos and gadgets perfect for the budding Einstein.


Current admission prices and more information are available here


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