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Child looking at light images

LightTime

Illuminate your eyes, ears and mind.

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

Discover the Night Sky

Enjoy a special evening with the stars at the Melbourne Planetarium with Museums Victoria’s resident astronomer Dr Tanya Hill. 

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Listening to the Universe

Answer the call of the Universe – discover the science, stories and poetry of the stars.

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A diagonal stripe of light on a black background

AstroLight Festival

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

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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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light with movement

Starlight

Uncover the mysteries of the stars in this Planetarium show.

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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 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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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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