National Science Week 2019



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
What's On

For science buffs of all ages, National Science Week is an alluring and mind-bending opportunity to explore first-hand the fascinating world in which we live. It is a celebration of the contributions scientists make in understanding our environment, our history and our future.

Highlights include Particle/Wave, an immersive multimedia experience which has been described as "a love letter to gravitational waves". Frontiers of Science will include a talk by international exobiologist Dr Darlene Lim, Planetarium screenings and telescope viewing (weather permitting).

Plus there is a great line-up of exhibitions, weekend workshops, Planetarium and lightning room shows.


Launch to the Future!

Saturday 10 August, 11am & 1pm | Included with museum entry

An engaging theatre performance in the Scienceworks amphitheatre, Launch to the Future focuses on how space programs and lunar science propel us into the future using STEM!

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Saturday 17 August, 7pm & 9pm | Suitable for ages 16+

An immersive multimedia experience in the planetarium dome, Particle/Wave sees poets, musicians, sound and video artists joining forces with renowned scientists to interpret the theories of gravitational waves. 

Adult $35, Concession $32, Member $30

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Frontiers of Science: Mars and Beyond

Monday 12 August, 6pm–9pm | Suitable for ages 16+

This National Science Week, join NASA exobiologist Dr Darlene Lim for an illuminating experience about science in extreme environments. Includes planetarium screening and telescope viewing (weather permitting).

Adult $20, Concession $18, Member $15, Planetarium surcharge $5

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STEM Workshops

Prices range $20–$40

Can you program a robot? Can you wire up tech using everyday objects? Can you tell a story on Scratch? To kick off National Science Week, Scienceworks is offering a suite of fun robotics and coding workshops for all ages!

Saturday 10 August, 1pm – Makey Makey (Ages 6–10)
Sunday 11 August, 1pm – Beginners Robotics for Adults (Ages 18+)
Saturday 17 August, 1pm – Lego Robotics & Coding (Ages 8–12)
Sunday 18 August,1pm – Storytelling with Scratch Jr (Ages 5–7)