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AstroLight Festival

An evening of talks, performances and activities celebrating astronomy and light.

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Child looking at light images

LightTime

Illuminate your eyes, ears and mind.

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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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red and blue pattern

Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen

Discovering imperceptible worlds through science and technology

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portrait of an astronaut

In Conversation with Astronauts

An exclusive evening with your chance to meet an astronaut and a cosmonaut.

Child using a ipad

School holiday activities

Enjoy the holidays with a range of hands-on, creative and immersive activities and tours.

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Scienceworks presenter demonstrating the function of the human eye, and how it can be fooled.

Trick of the Light

Be boggled by tricks of light in this free 20 minute show that has to be seen to be believed!

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Children with lego model of a city
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Nitty Gritty Super City

In this mini-metropolis, the kids build and run the city.

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Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together

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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Child wearing a dinosaur costume

Little Kids' Day In: Dino Day!

Celebrate Children’s Week with Dino Day, full of fun dinosaur-themed activities designed for a roaring good time!

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Child holding a LEGO spherical robot at Test Lab Workshop.

Ready Steady Rollbot

Roll on up to test out our Rollbots!

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Five Sphero toys plugged in ready for a Robotics Workshop, Scienceworks

Sphero Rollbot Workshop

Get rolling with Sphero robots in this introductory workshop.

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Girl playing musical instrument

Little Sparks

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

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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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Yellow and orange geometric starburst shape

Remote Sense

Australian premiere of mind-altering fulldome film Remote Sense by Jonny Knox, in partnership with the Environmental Film Festival Australia.

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Modern robot with large eyes

Robotica 2017

From the state-of-the art to the cool and the quirky, Robotica celebrates all kinds of robotics and automation.

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Girl and woman

Lego robotics and coding workshop

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

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A boy racing his solar powered boat against others

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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Laborastory October 2013

Best of Laborastory

Scienceworks hosts the best of The Laborastory 2017, a night where science meets storytelling in the surrounds of our fulldome planetarium.

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A boy sits on the floor with his family during a science show

Lego robotics workshop

Working in pairs, get hands on with robots in this intensive workshop

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hild participating in the wind tunnel activities

Little Kids' Day In

Get immersed in an active day of play-based activities and storytelling.

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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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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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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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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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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

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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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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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Four avatars

The Problem with Pluto

When is a planet not a planet?

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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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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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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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Coral Rekindling Venus: Planetarium Nights

Coral Rekindling Venus: An extraordinary journey into the mysterious realm of life under the sea.