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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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Child looking at light images

LightTime

Illuminate your eyes, ears and mind.

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Girl interacting with light installation

Ground Up: Members Preview

Visit our newest place of wonder, Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together before the museum opens to the public.

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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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Retail assistant serving customer in Museum shop during Museum Members VIP Shop Night
Museum Members

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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Programs officer Paul Smith holding a container filled with clear glass beads and water as part of the Light Science Show in the Ampitheatre during the Spring School Holiday Program at Scienceworks.

School holiday activities

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

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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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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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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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Some students gather around a laptop computer. They have wires connected to the computer. They are using the wires by touching them with their fingers.

Coding with Scratch

Curious about coding? Come along to 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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A starry sky at sunset

Valentine's Day under the stars

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year with a starry-eyed evening at Melbourne Planetarium.

Planetarium
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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