National Science Week



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

Get ready for a hive of activity at Scienceworks during National Science Week! Join visiting NASA scientists for Planet Hunters, a special adults’ evening about the Cassini and Kepler missions and future space exploration.

The week will also include Weekend Workshops for families and adults and plenty of Planetarium and Lightning Room shows!

Age recommendation varies between events.

NASA's Planet Hunters

Monday 13 August, 6pm–10pm

Join visiting NASA scientists for a special adults' evening about worlds beyond our solar system and how we find them.

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Auslan for Families Community Day

Saturday 25 August, 10am–4.30pm

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

Included with museum entry.

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Workshop: Coding with ScratchJr

Saturday 11 August, 10.30am

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

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Workshop: Beginners Robotics for Adults

Saturday 19 August, 10.30am

Discover how to program robots in this beginner workshop for adults, zero experience required.

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Planetarium shows

Daily, various shows and session times

There are plenty of planetarium shows on offer throughout the week including Capturing the Cosmos and Ticket to the Universe.

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Lightning Room shows

Daily, various times

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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Virtual learning excursion: NASA Scientists at Scienceworks

Monday 13 August, 1.50pm–2.45pm
Suitable for primary and secondary students

To celebrate National Science Week we have a special virtual learning event with NASA Scientist, Dr Jessie Christiansen, live from Scienceworks.

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