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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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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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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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Industrial Pump

Cub Scout Engineers

A program designed for Cub Scouts to achieve the Level 1 Engineering Badge with a visit to Scienceworks.

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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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Space with stars visible and a nebula – clouds of colourful gas

Discover the Night Sky

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

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Black and white image of a woman's head and shoulders repeated in a circle in the centre of the frame

DarkLab

Bring a sense of wonder to an after-hours event series for thinkers, makers, stargazers and creators.

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red and blue pattern

Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen

Discovering imperceptible worlds through science and technology.

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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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Girl laughing as she plays with a parachute at Little Kids' Day In at Scienceworks, June 2017.

Little Kids' Day In: Astro Adventures

Blast off into space and explore our universe at our May Little Kids' Day In.

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Photograph of the Sun

Cub Scout Astronomers

A specifically tailored evening for Cub Scouts to help obtain the Level 1 Space Badge.

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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 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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An iPad tablet displaying the ScratchJr app

Coding with ScratchJr

Ready to begin coding? Come along to this introductory workshop for ages 5-7!

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Above and Beyond

Discover the story of flight from the earliest dreams of flying to the jet engines of today.

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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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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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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.

Sessions during school hours may include school groups. 

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

Bolt from the Blue

From blue jets to red sprites, anvil lightning to St Elmo’s Fire, explore the remarkable properties and mysteries of lightning.

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light with movement

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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