Easy science experiments and activities
Even failed experiments can leave you with superpowers, just look at the incredible hulk!
Sensory play with playdough
Join us in learning how to make your very own playdough! Be inspired to experiment with some sensory activities for your little ones.
Constellations in a cup
Hold a galaxy in your hands, with this constellation in a cup activity. Ask a grown up for some help, so you can enjoy the projections together!
Why are bubbles colourful?
Do you love watching the swirling colours in a bubble? Learn about where these colours come from with this simple activity.
Let's make a rainbow
There is more than meets the eye with this experiment. Use some household items to pull apart colour and create some gorgeous art.
Make a model of the lung
Learn how to use household items to make a model of how your lungs work!
Stargazing in winter
Look up at the night sky with us this winter!
Painting a nebula
Massive, glowing, colourful space clouds! Bring these stunning nebulae into your home with a few art supplies.
First Peoples in Australia Astronomy
Let’s explore a few of the constellations of the Boorong people of North West Victoria!
The Solar System in your pocket
This activity will have you creating a paper model of the distances in our Solar System that you can pop in your pocket.
Make a galaxy biscuit
Decorate biscuits taking inspiration from the Milky Way.
Make your own ball run!
Why does an apple fall from a tree? Or a spin top spin? Or a ball roll or bounce?
Let's make slime!
Icky yucky sticky disgusting slime! Learn how to use household items to make your own.
How to make a magnifying glass
Have you ever wondered why things look bigger when you look at them with a magnifying glass? We will show you how to make your own.
Make it melt
Have you been grabbing treats and ingredients out of the freezer? While you’re there why not grab some ice to experiment with?
Why is cake fluffy?
Have you been helping with baking lately? The kitchen is like a home science laboratory where experimentation can happen.
Getting sticky with static
Have you ever received a static shock from jumping on a trampoline? Or touching a door knob? Experiment with static electricity at home!
Mini lightning and thunder
Lightning strikes around the world about 100 times a second. What is lightning, and where does it come from?
Let’s make bubbles
What’s more fun than bubbles? Learn how to use household items to create your own bubble wand!
Make a floating device
Design, build and test your own floating device using creativity, problem solving and a few things from around your house.
Find the full moon
Full moons only happen once every month! Tonight, why not have a go at our moon activity?
What makes a paper plane fly better than a piece of paper?
We’ve turned some of our much loved collection items and galleries into online puzzles.
Let's make a whirlygig
Make your own whirylgig that spins like a helicopter as it floats through the air.
Can you see sound?
Can we see sound? Check out our newest tesla coils then join us for a simple experiment to see sound at home!
Changing colour with cabbage
Create a colour-changing liquid and gorgeous artworks with some cabbage and simple household items.
Make magnets at home
Are magnets natural or made by humans? Simon answers this question as he explores some different types of magnets, including lodestones and electromagnets.
How to make an air cannon
Can you move things with air? Learn how to use household items to create your own air cannon!
Mindfulness for kids
Stuck indoors? Let this video specifically designed for kids take you to the Otways National Park.