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School holiday activities

Summer school holiday activities at Scienceworks

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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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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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Two astronauts navigate the moon’s surface with a view of planet earth over the moon’s horizon. One astronaut view the earth through a tablet device.

Earthlight: Lunar Hub

Explore the surface of the moon and a space station in a collaborative, uplifting virtual reality experience Earthlight: Lunar Hub.

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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! An exhibition for babies to 5-year-olds.

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Girl using periscope, Scienceworks.

Little Kids' Week In

Join us for a whole week of exciting Astro Adventures!

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Museum members participating in the Robots 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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Couple kiss in front of a model of the moon

Love and the Moon

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one with a romantic evening of Moon-gazing, music, and stories.

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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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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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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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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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An iPad tablet displaying the ScratchJr app

Storytelling With ScratchJr

ScratchJr is a programming app for tablets, based on Scratch, which allows young children to ease into coding by telling stories with animated characters.

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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 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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Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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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.

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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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light with movement

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.

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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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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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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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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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