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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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Woman and girl working on a lego robot

Open Play – Robotics Workshop

Have you previously attended a Sphero® or LEGO® robotics workshop? This unguided session allows more time to tinker!

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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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A child holds a Sphero® robot in her hand. The robot is the size and shape of a tennis ball. There is a light shining from inside.

Sphero Rollbot Workshop

Get rolling with Sphero robots in this introductory workshop.

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A laptop computer screen shows a game being programmed. An adult’s and a child’s hands are pointing at the screen.

Coding with Scratch

Curious about coding? Come along to this introductory workshop!

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A child with a feather headdress on

Little Kids’ Day In – First Peoples

A special day for kids aged 5 and under dedicated to Koorie people, knowledge, stories and culture.

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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

Coding with ScratchJr

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

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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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Industrial Pump

Cub Scout Engineers

A program designed for Cub Scouts to achieve the Level 1 Engineering Badge with a visit to Scienceworks.

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Two mothers speaking Auslan with their children.

Auslan for Families Community Day

A day of fun activities and shows with an Auslan focus – brought to you by Vicdeaf and Scienceworks.

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Exterior of a building with a sign

Open House Melbourne

Explore the Spotswood Pumping Station, a feat of nineteenth-century engineering and icon of the West.

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Night-time scene with people gathering on a grass area with telescopes. A lit-up building in the background.

AstroLight Festival

An evening of activities, talks, performances and activities celebrating astronomy, light, and space science

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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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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.

Planetarium
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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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.

Planetarium
Disk with jet

Black Holes

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

Planetarium
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!

Planetarium
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
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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