School visit information
Booking in your school or tertiary group guarantees your access to our education programs, exhibitions and other activities.
- Have a look at our education programs by topic or year level for one that suits the interests and size of your group.
- Call our education bookings officer on (03) 9392 4819 to lock in your excursion booking. The bookings office is open 8.30am–5.00pm, Monday to Friday.
When do bookings open?
- Semester 1 bookings open 1 December each year
- Semester 2 bookings open 1 May each year
Teachers and supervisors are admitted free at recommended ratios of 1:3 for preschool groups, 1:5 for primary groups, 1:10 for secondary groups, and 1:20 for tertiary groups.
Pre-booked education groups and their supervisors don't need to pay admission to Scienceworks Museum. We do charge an education service fee:
- no charge for groups less than 10
- $35 for groups of 10–50
- $55 for groups of 51–100
- $65 for groups of 101+
Shows and programs led by museum staff have an additional fee per student. You'll find this fee on the individual program listings.
If the total cost for your group is only the education service fee, please pay on your day of visit by cheque, cash or credit card. Where bookings include additional program fees, we'll issue a tax invoice to you for the total amount when you arrive.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your booked time at the Schools Entry on the lower ground level. We'll have staff ready to help you organise your group and process payment.
Coaches and mini-buses can offload students at the designated zone on Booker St, near the museum banners. Buses can park in the overflow car park.
Student lunches and bags
Please leave school bags at home. We provide large tubs to store lunches and drinks until lunchtime. Scienceworks has lunch spots suitable for all weather, and a cafe if you'd like to buy lunch or snacks.
Scienceworks provides social scripts for students on the autism spectrum to help them prepare for their visit.
A colour-coded printout of a sensory friendly map of Scienceworks (PDF, 455KB) may also be useful.