Little Kids’ Day In

General information
Ages 5 and under
Included with museum entry
Adult $15
Child Free
Member Free

Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups! Each Little Kids’ Day In is a unique learning experience with activities, museum exhibits, STEM challenges, shows and storytelling for children and parents to get involved in.

Launch into space in the Melbourne Planetarium, discover a dinosaur or dance up a storm! Free entry for Museum Members!

Explore Scienceworks exhibitions, including Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together – an exhibition for babies to five-year-olds where curiosity is rewarded around each bend with surprising and intriguing sights, sounds and touch sensations.

2022 dates

Tickets to be released.

  • Friday 6 May – Tiny Tinkerers
  • Monday 20 June – Ready Set Glow
  • Friday 5 August – First Peoples
  • Monday 24 October – Astro Adventures
  • Monday 5 December – Dino Day

STEM in the Early Years at Little Kids’ Day In

Children are naturally curious. Right from birth, children are wondering and exploring, watching and listening, moving and feeling. Skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) are increasingly recognised as vital for all children’s learning. Children naturally use STEM skills like curiosity and experimentation as they explore the world around them, especially through play.

Our Little Kids’ Day In programs are developed to maximise play-based STEM learning in the context of real-world scenarios. We developed the following posters as a reminder for how children are learning STEM skills while they are playing.

Baby Sensory

We’re excited to be teaming up with Baby Sensory for some of our 2022 sessions! Baby Sensory delivers specialised sessions that introduce you and your baby to a world of sensory delights, where you can relax, spend quality time with each other and enjoy meeting other new parents.

Little Kids’ Day In is perfect for kids aged 5 and under, their parents and carers.

Follow Scienceworks on Facebook to keep up to date with our next events.


Join the mailing list and get the latest from our Museums direct to your inbox.

Share your thoughts to WIN

We'd love to hear about your experience with our website. Our survey takes less than 10 minutes and entries go in a draw to win a $100 gift voucher at our online store!