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Beyond Perception

Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen

Discovering imperceptible worlds through science and technology.

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Child between a man and a woman using an exhibition interactive

Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together

Get ready to build your curiosity! A brand new exhibition for babies to 5-year-olds.

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Planetarium Nights

Planetarium Nights

Experience the Planetarium after hours for an evening of fully immersive cinema in our new event series especially for adults.

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Earthlight: Spacewalk

Be immersed in an authentic experience of space with the virtual reality game Earthlight: Spacewalk.

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Susan Bamford-Caleo watching two girls play music with the Federation Handbells at Little Kids Day In at Scienceworks.

Little Kids' Day In – Let's Get Musical!

We're celebrating Children's Week with a day full of live music and performances, a cacophony of instruments and getting groovy with an exploration of beats, rhythm and melody!

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Lego Robotics and Coding Workshop

Weekend Workshops

In pairs of one adult and one child, participants will work together to build skills in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

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Duane Hamacher sits atop a cliff looking into the night sky.

Discover the Night Sky

Explore the wonders of the Universe in the Melbourne Planetarium with expert astronomers.

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Victorian Model Solar Vehicle Challenge

Join primary and secondary school teams as they race their vehicles to see who is the ‘fastest under the sun’.

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Gattaca

SCI-FI[LM]: Gattaca

What is perfection? Join us for a special screening of the film Gattaca, as well as an expert talk, telescope viewing and Tesla Coil activation!

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Screenshot of a video game

STEM Video Game Arcade

Play the winning games from the annual national Australian STEM Video Games Challenge in an arcade!

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A close up view of the moon sculpture, showing craters and other geological features present on the moon surface.

Museum of the Moon

Bathe in moonlight and deepen your connection to Earth's natural satellite.

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Early years STEM workshops at Scienceworks.

Little Sparks

Inspire your little learner to think big in these early years STEM workshops.

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Child playing with blocks

Little Kids' Day In

Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups!

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A laptop computer screen shows a game being programmed. An adult’s and a child’s hands are pointing at the screen.

Coding with Scratch

Curious about coding? Come along to this introductory workshop!

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A child holds a Sphero® robot in her hand. The robot is the size and shape of a tennis ball. There is a light shining from inside.

Sphero Rollbot Workshop

Get rolling with Sphero robots in this introductory workshop.

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Woman and girl working on a lego robot

Open Play – Robotics Workshop

Have you previously attended a Sphero® or LEGO® robotics workshop? This unguided session allows more time to tinker!

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A person’s finger is about to touch a piece of dry alphabet soup. The alphabet soup pieces are connected by wires to a Makey Makey electronic board. The letters spell out “I luv makey makey

Makey Makey workshop

Make and create with Makey Makey® in this introductory workshop.

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Two women using a computer tablet to program robots

Beginners Robotics for Adults

Discover how to program robots in this beginner workshop for adults, zero experience required.

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Lego Robotics and Coding Workshop

Lego robotics and coding workshop

Discover the power of LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robots and coding in this introductory workshop.

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Scienceworks shop

VIP shopping night

We're inviting you, our Museum Members, to visit and peruse the Scienceworks shop in an after-hours shopping event.

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Two girls using the Cathy Freeman interactive In Sportworks

Sportsworks

Stretch your mind and your muscles.

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four men in front of a pumping engine

Pumping Station tours

A tour filled with stories of old Melbourne and Victorian engineering feats.

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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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1950s powerboat in the museum's collection store

Collection Store tours

See highlights from our historic collection and discover some of Melbourne’s fascinating past.

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A lightning strike illuminates the sky near the Thevenard silos at Ceduna, South Australia.

Bolt from the Blue

Explore the remarkable properties and mysteries of lightning.

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screenshot from Solar System Odyssey

Solar System Odyssey

Join Jack Larson on a wild ride through our Solar System as he searches for a new world to call home.

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cartoon of a dog in a kennel

Tycho to the Moon

Meet Tycho, a dog who doesn’t just howl at the Moon, but wants to go there.

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Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

Take a trip to the far reaches of space, with our Scienceworks presenters as your tour guide.

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girl, robot and boy

Tilt

When the seasons go crazy Annie and Max must set things right and discover a new angle on the world.

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Stars in the night sky

Capturing the Cosmos

All-sky astronomy is a new way of looking at the sky to better understand our Universe – and it's happening in Australia!

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light with movement

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.

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hand overlaid on a night sky illustration

Stories in the Stars

A new way – the oldest way – of looking at the night sky.

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Disk with jet

Black Holes

Imagine a place where time stands still and the known laws of physics don’t apply.

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Four avatars

The Problem with Pluto

When is a planet not a planet?

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Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

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