Due to a private event the Pumping Station will be closed and tours will not run Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 March 2018.

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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.

Girl fixing a bike

Design Build Test

Become an engineer these school holidays!

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

Sphero Rollbot Workshop

Get rolling with Sphero robots in this introductory workshop.

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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Girl constructing a paper automaton

Young Makers Club Melbourne

Solder, 3D print, program and more with our makers club for teenagers.

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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!

An iPad tablet displaying the ScratchJr app

Coding with ScratchJr

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

Lego Robotics and Coding Workshop

Lego robotics and coding workshop

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

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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Two girls using the Cathy Freeman interactive In Sportworks


Stretch your mind and your muscles.

four men in front of a pumping engine

Pumping Station tours

A tour filled with stories of old Melbourne and Victorian engineering feats.

Entrance to Think Ahead

Think Ahead

What will the future be like?

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. 

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.

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.

Disk with jet

Black Holes

Imagine a place where time stands still and the known laws of physics don’t apply.

girl, robot and boy


When the seasons go crazy Annie and Max must set things right and discover a new angle on the world.

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!

Planet in space

Ticket to the Universe

Take a trip to the far reaches of space, with our Scienceworks presenters as your tour guide.

Planetarium Session times unavailable
hand overlaid on a night sky illustration

Stories in the Stars

A new way – the oldest way – of looking at the night sky.

Planetarium Session times unavailable
Four avatars

The Problem with Pluto

When is a planet not a planet?

Planetarium Session times unavailable

Our Living Climate

A dramatic and different way of looking at our climate.

Planetarium Session times unavailable