A presenter does the robot dance with children in the colourful Scienceworks outdoor amphitheatre.

Little Kids Day In | Robo Boogie

What
SPECIAL EVENT
When
General information
Ages 5 and under
Tickets
Included with museum entry
Adult $15
Child Free
Member Free
Information for your visit

Little Kids’ Day In invites kids ages 5 and under and their grown-ups to join us at Scienceworks for a day of robot and coding fun. Little ones will get to explore, create, test, dance and much, much more!

Little kids are taking over Scienceworks for a day of robots and coding fun. Little learners will have fun coding a robot to go on an adventure, dancing the Robo Boogie and seeing one of our amazing Lightning Theatre or Planetarium shows.

Proudly supported by the Victorian Government’s Best Start, Best Life early childhood initiative.

Scroll down for the Little Kids Day In | Robo Boogieprogram and to learn more about Little Kid's Day In and our 2024 programs.

STEManiac – Tuesday 30 January to Friday 2 February Program

Tycho Goes to Mars
11:30am & 1:30pm | Planetarium, Ground Level | Ticketed, best for 3+

Tycho, our favourite cheeky dog with a knack for getting into trouble, is blasting off to discover the red planet, Mars!

The Mini Weather Show
12 noon | Lightning Theatre, Ground Level | Ticketed, best for 3+

Developed especially for early learners, this Lightning Theatre show experiments with mini versions of weather, including clouds, rain, rainbows and mini lightning, finishing with giant lightning bolts from our Tesla Coil.

Please note: The Tesla Coil is loud and can frighten some children. For more information about what to expect, see our social story.

Robo Boogie
11:30AM AND 1PM | AMPHITHEATRE, GROUND LEVEL | INCLUDED WITH ENTRY

Have you ever wanted to dance the robot? Now, you can! And you can learn all about coding while you’re at it. This 15-minute activity uses dance to teach basic concepts of programming. Learn a set of dance moves, and then ‘program’ the dance by rearranging the order of the moves.

Tiny Tinkerer Space
10AM TO 2PM | PLANETARIUM FOYER, GROUND LEVEL | INCLUDED WITH ENTRY

Explore, test, and get your engineering skills into gear in this pop-up space for young engineers to build, create and play. With giant gears, kick bricks, wind tubes, pillow constructions and games, there’s plenty to do.

Kinder Clubhouse
10AM TO 2PM | STEM LAB, GROUND LEVEL | INCLUDED WITH ENTRY

The STEM Lab transforms into a mini-Kinder experience. In the Kinder Clubhouse the best learning happens when you play. Imagination, sensory, craft, movement and open play is all learning in the Kinder Clubhouse.

Code-a-Bot Activity
10AM TO 2PM | ENERGY LAB, LOWER GROUND FLOOR |INCLUDED WITH ENTRY BEST FOR 3+

Children playing with a Code-a-pillar in the Energy Lab
Code-a-pillar, Little Kid's Day In

Program a Code-a-Pillar Blue Bot or Bee Bot and create your own robot adventure. Can you program your robot to zig-zag? Or to crawl through your legs? Or even to reach a strawberry, slice of watermelon or a piece of cherry pie? You code, you decide!

Book Nook
10AM TO 2PM | BEYOND PERCEPTION EXHIBITION SPACE, UPPER LEVEL | INCLUDED WITH ENTRY

If you’re looking for a quiet space, visit us in the book nook. Take a break and curl up with a good story.

Accessibility

We can assist with any access requirements you may have for this program, please contact our team on 13 11 03 or email us at [email protected] to discuss how we can support your Museum visit.


Little Kids' Day In 2024 events

We have an exciting range of events for your little ones. We'll be releasing tickets closer to the date, so be sure to check back regularly to find out more about our 2024 Little Kids' Day In calendar.


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. 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. We developed the following posters as a reminder for how children are learning STEM skills while they are playing.

*Program is subject to change.

Proudly Supported by Best Start, Best Life

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