School programs and resources
Illuminate: How science comes to light - For schools
New opens 14 May. Play with colour, shadows, mirrors, lenses, invisible lasers, prisms and more in a range of interactive exhibits about light and colour.
Blast off: How rockets work
A virtual, interactive show that explores the forces required to get rockets into space and the effects of space travel on the body.
The light and colour variety show
An interactive virtual show where students work with a Scienceworks learning facilitator to uncover the science behind light and colour.
Secrets of the sky
A presenter-led guided tour of the Melbourne sky using Stellarium, an open source stargazing program
Light and colour variety show
Experience Museums Victoria from your classroom with this series of virtual learning sessions.
Discover light and colour workshop
Students discover the science of light and colour through play and apply their knowledge in a design activity.
The Puzzling Perception Challenge
An engaging, collaborative, problem-solving task set in the Beyond Perception exhibition.
Tycho goes to Mars
Tycho, our favourite cheeky dog who has a knack for getting into trouble, is finally blasting off to discover the red planet, Mars!
Moon Base Camp
A two-day workshop for a select number of students to visit the Planetarium, hear from an astronomer and make a 3D design of a Moonbase for human habitation.
Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together
Immerse young children in an imaginative world of sensory discovery and construction‐play that will ignite their lifelong engagement with STEM.
Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen
This exhibition sparks curiosity and raises questions about the more complex, fascinating corners of Science, Engineering, Mathematics and advanced Technology.
What's with the weather?
Discover how clouds are formed and how they make our most impressive weather phenomenon – lightning!
Moonbase ONE explores the motion of the Moon and related natural phenomena such as phases and eclipses.
Robots and coding
Learn how to program a robot using a graphical programming language.
Roller coaster engineer
Students become engineers as they design their own marble roller coasters.
Electrical energy, safety and lightning
Set in our unique Lightning Room; find out about static electricity, electrical energy transformations and electrical safety in the home.
Electricity, magnets and movement
Explore the relationships between electricity, magnets and movement and how they are applied in devices such as generators, electromagnets and electric motors.
Learn about CSIRAC, the world's oldest intact first-generation electronic computer.
Lights, Energy, Action
Our popular public Lightning Room program, now available for education groups!
Look at the Earth from space and connect the movement of the Earth to the seasons, and the day and night cycle.
Solar System Odyssey
Explore the similarities and differences between Earth and the other planets in our Solar System.
Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.
Explore the effects of temperature on solids, liquids and gases using super-cool liquid nitrogen.
Earth, Moon and Sun
How do the Moon and Sun influence life on Earth?
Think Ahead looks at the way we imagine the future, through innovations in science, technology, engineering and design.
Critical Thinking Detectives
Student leaders gather in a day long summit to analyse and create digital responses to the marketing tactics of harmful industries.
Stretch your mind and muscles at Sportsworks!
Investigate the science of sports, how human bodies work, and design, materials and technologies of sports equipment.
Toys and forces show
Toys provide an ideal way for young minds to investigate the physical world.
Black Holes – Journey into the unknown traces the story of black holes, from the 18th century through to their detection almost 200 years later.
An education program with a difference; sleepover at Scienceworks!
Make, Solve, Create
Children take part in an interactive story, working together to build solutions to the problems they encounter.
Senior secondary electrical science
Demonstrations of the principles underpinning Year 11 VCAL Electrical, VCE VET Electrical Industry and the VCE Unit 1 Electricity topic, featuring equipment unique to Scienceworks.
Students use the Sportsworks exhibition to develop their skills in key areas of mathematics.
Year 11 Physics: the Universe
This program supports year 11 Physics, Area of study 3: “What is matter and how is it formed?”
Stories in the Stars
See the night sky through different eyes, through stories told by the people of north-west Victoria.
Our Living Climate
The Earth’s climate is alive, changing with the passage of time, seasons and the ebb and flow of life itself.
Capturing the Cosmos
An insight into what the new telescopes are finding that will help us better understand our universe.
Ticket to the Universe
This 45-minute, presenter-led show gives students a new perspective on the universe and provides an opportunity to appreciate our place in the cosmos.
Find out about the forces involved in getting rockets into space and be involved in modelling these forces.
Robotics on the Road
A hands-on Robotics program touring to regional Victorian schools supported by the Positive Start in 2022 initiative.