Illuminate: How Science Comes to Light
Gather the crew and get ready for an epic interactive light adventure!
On Friday nights under torchlight the Spotswood Pumping Station comes alive with tales of the past.
Scienceworks respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Country on which we stand, and we pay our respects to First Peoples across Victoria and Australia.
Language – Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung
Museum at Home. Always open.
Enjoy a world of museum experiences at home, school or anywhere - family moments, cultural moments, learning moments and playful moments, all online!
Online events for families
Engage in our special workshops, get involved in our guided presenter-led sessions and have a go at exciting crafts and experiments.
Online events for adults
Peek behind the scenes with us, wander through our exhibitions and get exclusive access to our museum experts by taking part in live, interactive conversations.
Scienceworks is 30!
Jump on board for a look back at Scienceworks’ past, and some secrets, as we celebrate its 30th birthday.
What can we learn from the history of vaccines?
How the history of vaccine development shaped our ability to respond to worldwide pandemics.
10 really big things in the Museums Victoria State Collection
With millions of objects to choose from, what are the some of the biggest things?
Astronomy and the art of scientific storytelling
Capturing the awesome story of the universe.
Earth, Moon and Deep Space too
It has been a busy time lately in space exploration and astronomy. Enjoy a special selection of the latest headlines with links to explore further.
Our addiction to plastic
Lifting the lid on plastic: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Join Museum Members to see more, first
As a Museum Member, you'll enjoy free general entry to Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum, discounts on special exhibitions, parking, shops and cafes, exclusive events, tours and viewings!
Plus, members enjoy free museum entry to see Horridus the Triceratops all year-round.
Shop educational gifts and toys at Museums Victoria Store
Keep little hands busy at home with museum puzzles, toys and activities.
Build a solar system, excavate for dinosaurs, learn about the human body, or discover the secrets of the natural world in your own backyard. And for the big kids, we’ve got everything from slow puzzles to conversation menus to keep brains busy.